Khaman Dhokla or Chickpea flour Cake is an extremely easy & healthy Indian snack recipe. This popular Gujarati Dhokla recipe is made in the oven and that too without Eno. These Instant Spongy Khaman Dhoklas are soft, spongy, moist and so rich in colors. There is a burst of sweet and savory flavors in your mouth with every bite of this.
I love Dhoklas. It's one of my favorite snack recipes. I generally love to make Dhoklas for breakfast or for quick snacks during parties at home. Dhoklas is one of my go-to recipes, which I make quickly in the Microwave.
💡 What is Dhokla?
Dhokla is basically Chickpea or Garbanzo flour cake which is made by fermenting the flour with Yogurt and Lime juice overnight. There are many varieties of Dhokla which are differentiated on the flour which is used in making it. Dhokla is a traditional Indian recipe that originated in the Western Indian state - Gujarat! Gujarat is one of the most colorful Indian states and Dhoklas is one of the most humble and modest Gujarati recipes, which is as simple yet memorable as the people of this state. 🙂
Traditionally the Dhokla batter is made with Chickpea flour and Rice. Ideally, it should be fermented overnight or at least for 4 hours before you put it for steaming. Typically Dhokla is supposed to be sour and white. Whereas the Khaman Dhokla is bright yellow in color and has a sweet, savory, and spicy taste.
However, in today's fast-paced lifestyle, that's really next to impossible.
So, I came out with this innovative idea to make Instant spongy Khaman Dhokla. These Dhoklas take just 10 minutes. And a savory and healthy snack is ready in no time. Isn't it amazing!
The first time I made these Dhoklas, I was so excited. It feels so good to make something by yourself which you have grown up eating! I was so proud of myself. 🙂 I quickly took some photos of it and shared it with my Mom. During that time, I didn't blog about my recipes. So, it was just sharing it with Parents and earning the laurels 🙂
When I went back home, I used to make it for my Mom and she was shocked how thick, soft and spongy my Dhoklas were and that too got prepared in just 5 minutes. She used to do it in the traditional way, but when she saw this, she checked the consistency, the thickness, the flavors; and eventually approved it! My Dad is generally all praises for whatever I cook. But my Mom is my food critic 🙂
💯 What makes the Dhoklas Spongy?
The sponginess in the Dhoklas is the result of fermentation. When you use Eno fruit Soda for your Dhoklas, you have a spongy Khaman Dhokla. If you don't have Eno you can use baking soda. Baking Soda is just Sodium Bicarbonate. It works the same when you combine it with salt and lemon juice.
💪 Is Dhokla Healthy?
Yes! Dhokla is a very Modest Indian snack recipe. This simple & humble recipe needs no special ingredients or a whole lot of spices. That makes these Dhoklas incredibly healthy.
🥫 What to Serve Dhokla With?
Dhoklas are generally served for breakfast, snacks, or even for lunch sometimes. You can top it with some tamarind chutney or green chutney.
🗒️ Difference between Spongy Khaman Dhokla and Dhokla?
If you are new to Indian recipes, you will surely confuse between these two. Basically, Khaman Dhokla is made with Chickpea flour and Semolina, whereas Dhokla is made with Rice and Chickpea flour.
Making Instant Spongy Khaman Dhokla in the Oven- Soft Chickpea Flour Cake is easy. It just takes 5 minutes of your time and the results are so much better than you will expect. So, make this wonderful Indian snack recipe and enjoy!
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Dholka in Microwave Recipe
- 2 Cup Chickpea flour (Besan)
- ¼ Cup Semolina (Rava)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- ½ Cup Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 2 tablespoon Green Chili Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Ginger grated
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 tablespoon Warm Water
- 4 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
- 1 Handful Curry Leaves
- 1 teaspoon Asafoetida (Hing)
- 4 green chilis slit
- 1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
- ¼ Cup Desiccated Coconut
- 1 teaspoon Cilantro Chopped
- Mix Chickpea flour and Semolina with all the ingredients and make a thick batter of the Dhokla
- Add the baking soda with some warm water and mix with a spoon until you see air bubbles.
- Put it in a greased tray and bake for 5 minutes at high power.
- Get it out and check if it's cooked by inserting a toothpick in the center.
- In a separate bowl add all the tempering ingredients and put it in the oven for 2 minutes. Carefully get it out and drizzle over the Dhoklas.
- Decorate with desiccated coconuts and chopped cilantro, cut into cubes and serve.