Gujaratis are great foodies. A few famous Gujarati snacks include fafda jalebi, sandwich dhokla, thepla, gathiya, lilva kachori, handvo, and everyone's all-time favourite Khaman. Khaman is a soft and spongy yellow dhokla soaked in a sweet and spicy tempering. It is juicy and full of flavours. For those who feel that it's a little tricky to make, let us tell you that khaman is the easiest Gujarati snack that one can pull off even if they are making it for the first time. In this blog, we are going to take you through the easiest 7-step khaman dhokla recipe.

This famous Gujarati dish is served with peppy green chutney which also has an exquisite texture and appetizing flavour. The best part about this snack is that it is steamed so it does not have much oil and so it's healthy. It is a diverse snack that can be eaten as breakfast, tea-time snack or even as a starter. Hence, it is the perfect snack to consume when you are hungry.

Now, let us have a look at its startling recipe.

Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

It is a very easy recipe to make. It contains fewer ingredients and the process is also very quick and simple. Let us have a look at the ingredients, preparation time, and cooking time. The following recipe is measured to serve 4 people. You can half or double the quantity according to the servings.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes
  • Cuisine : Gujarati
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 115
  • Author: Vasant Masala

Ingredients Required to Make Khaman Dhokla

  • 1 1/2 cup besan
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sooji/Rava
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger-chilli paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp fruit salt/ 1 tsp unflavored eno
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 5-6 curry leaves and a few chopped green chillies

For Garnishing

  • grated coconut flakes
  • chopped coriander


  1. Combine besan, semolina, ginger-chilli paste, sugar, lemon juice, and salt (to taste). Mix well and once the dry ingredients are combined well, add in 3/4 cup of water and whisk until you achieve a smooth batter.
  2. Meanwhile, you prepare the batter, and keep a vessel ready for steaming Khaman. Just before steaming, add your fruit salt and mix. Try not to over mix the batter because that will make the batter less airy.
  3. Pour this batter into a greased tin of your choice. Make sure that the batter fits only halfway through because you will have to leave space for it to rise. 
  4. Steam the batter for about 10-15 minutes, but keep checking it at regular intervals. Take a toothpick to check if it is cooked all the way through the bottom.
  5. For the tempering, heat some oil in a pan. Add the curry leaves, mustard seeds, hing, sesame seeds, and green chillies. saute them for a while and then add 1/2 cup of water to it. 
  6. Add some sugar and lemon juice to the pan and let it simmer until the sugar dissolves. Let the tempering mixture, as well as dhokla, cool down. Just when you think everything is ready, spread the liquid equally over khaman and wait for 5 minutes. 
  7. Once Khaman soaks all the mixture, garnish it with coconut flakes and chopped coriander and enjoy!


We hope that we were able to simplify the recipe for you. This version of khaman dhokla is tried and tested. Don't forget to make it for the coming Sunday for your family and friends and for the best tastes, use spices from Vasant Masala. The spices are ethically produced and hygienically packed. Moreover, they are 100% natural, without any added preservatives or colour. Happy cooking!