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Khaman Dhokla Recipe

Instant Khaman Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack in India. It can be made at home using Pressure Cookers and Microwave Ovens. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Harshad


For Khaman Dhokla Batter:

  • 200 gm Instant Nylon Khaman Dhokla Mix
  • 170 ml Water to prepare the batter
  • 25 ml Water to prepare the paste using small sachet
  • 50 ml Water to pour on the steamed Khaman

For Tadka (Tempering):

  • 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • 50 ml Water for Tadka mixture

For Garnishing:

  • 10 gm Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Grated Coconut


For Steaming:

  • Get a mixing bowl. Use a sieve to pour the Nylon Khaman Mix in it. Note - Do not use the small sachet mix in this mixture.
  • Add Water (170 ml) to this powder mix and prepare a smooth batter. Keep it aside for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the small sachet and pour its content in a small bowl.
  • Add Water (25 ml) to this bowl and prepare a smooth paste.
  • Add this paste to the prepared Khaman Dhokla batter. Mix it thoroughly to get the paste-like consistency.
  • Get a plate and brush it with oil. Pour the batter in it.
  • Put this plate in a pressure cooker and steam it on high flame for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the plate and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle Water (150 ml) on the plate and cut Khaman Dhokla into small pieces.

For Tadka (Tempering):

  • Prepare Tadka using Mustard Seeds, Asafoetida, Green Chilies, and Curry Leaves. 
  • Add Water (150 ml) to this Tadka and let it boil for a minute or two.
  • Pour this mixture on top of the Khaman Dhokla pieces.

For Garnishing:

  • Garnish it with finely chopped Coriander Leaves and grated Coconut. Serve immediately.



  1. You can add 2 tsp of Sugar to the Tadka mix. It gives more sweetness to Khaman Dhokla.
  2. When you are preparing Dhokla in Pressure Cooker, don't forget to remove its whistle from the lid.
  3. Always serve the Dhokla hot or warm with some raw Papaya Chutney and Fried Chilies.
  4. Don't pour too much water in the end, as it may turn your Dhokla a little soggy in texture.
  5. If you want to store Dhokla, refrigerate it. It remains fresh for 10-12 hours in the refrigerator.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 461mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 53.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2.7mg