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Microwave Khaman Dhokla

- submitted by Dahlia on 08-08-2008


Dhokla is a traditional Gujarathi dish made with chikpea flour(besan). This can be made in the microwave very quickly. It is usually served with green chutney and had as a snack or a complete meal.
Batch I
Gram flour(Besan) - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3-4 tsp
Oil - 1 tblsp
Citric acid - 1/2 tsp
soda-bi-carb( Baking Soda) - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Lemon juice - 3-4 drops

Batch II
Oil - 1 tblsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5-6
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Cilantro - for garnish
Grated coconut - for garnish
Sev - for garnish

1. Mix all the ingredients from batch I in a bowl with water enough to make a thick paste. 
2. Blend it well with a hand blender or with hand. 
3. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes depending on the microwave power. 
4. Let it rest for 2 minutes. Cut it into square pieces.
5. Tempering: Heat 1 tbsp oil. Add jeera(cumin), rai(mustard seeds), til(sesame seeds), hing(asafoetida) and karipatta(curry leaves). When it splutters add 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp sugar.
6. Pour this water slowly on dhokla pieces. 
7. Garnish this with fresh coriander, shredded fresh coconut and sev. Serve with green chutney.


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Nice n easy plus quick.
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Thank you.
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Very easy method
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instead of lemon juice tartaric powder can also be used or half a cup of curd will also do.
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ok. Thank you.
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Thank you.
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very quick nd nyc... thank u.....
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hum dhokla banane k liye borosil bowl use kar sakte he
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Can dhoklas be made. In microwave. Without. Covering it
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bina microwave k sikha
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Nice One
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Thank You.
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I want to try making this recipe. I do have a question can I use Eno (fruit salt), if yes what quantity instead of soda powder and what if I don't have citric acid. Any replacement for that? Thanks
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in place of citric acid u can use lemon juice
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I think you are a expert in cooking!

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Old Comments

Comment by Shine Sayyed aftab
Can u tell me to eat lite food for diet what shoul i eat because im too fat?
Reply :-
Here are some diet recipe ideas. Eat regular food in small portions. Along with that eat lots of fruits and vegetables to fill your stomach.

Comment by Andrea Fernandes
can you make this on the gas stove? what is teh method?
other than citric acid can you add something else?

Reply :-
Yes you can steam dhokla on stove top. May be you can add lemon juice instaed of citric acid to give the tanginess.

Comment by Meena Kaur
My daughter is 4 years old she is very slow eater in eating the ood if there is umpa or something like that she eat quickly so i want the recipes of the things which she did not had to eat slowly and which r healty too.
Reply :-
Hi Meena, Kids generally love variety. They also like colourful platter. Do go through these links, you may find some interesting recipes.

Comment by sheetal singh on 10 February 2010 10:12AM
in microwave, should we steam or place as it is.
secondly, it should be cooked covered or uncovered
Reply :-
You can place in the microwave as it is and cook it uncovered.

Comment by New Visitor on 12 November 2009 22:17PM
How do you make a batter of contents of set 1 without adding any water
Reply :-
Hi Please read the step 1 in method properly.

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