Tuesday, 20 June 2017

How to make Idli shape Dhokla | Khaman

Recipe of Dhokla in Idli Maker | Khaman

Dhokla is a vegetarian healthy snack which originated from Gujarat. It is delicious, easy to make and light on stomach. If you don't have dhokla maker, you can easily make dhokla in Idli maker. I have made this dhokla using Idli maker. Only the shape of the dhokla is different, taste remains the same.

Dhokla, Khaman, khandvi

Dhokla is made from the gram flour and rava with a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves. It is served with fried green chilly and tamarind chutney. It is simple comfort food which can be eaten everyday.

Dhokla, Khaman, khandvi

These dhokla's are perfect for quick and healthy breakfast. It is a Gujarati Indian savory dish which is relished by kids and you can pack it in tiffin. You will love the taste and aroma of Indian spices that are used in this recipe.

Dhokla, Khaman, khandvi

Lets start with the recipe :

Recipe Type : breakfast, lunch
Cuisine : Indian

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
5 minutes25 minutes30 minutesServes 4 

Ingredients for Dhokla :
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1 cup sooji/rava/semolina
  • 1 cup yogurt/dahi
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust according to taste)
  • olive/refine oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Ingredients for Tempering of Dhokla :
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 6 curry leaves (Kadi Patta)
  • 4 green chilies sliced in half
  • 3 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • water
Utensil for Dhokla :
  • Idli Maker
Preparation for Dhokla :
  1. In a bowl, add gram flour, rava, yogurt, sugar, turmeric powder and salt
  2. Add 1/4 cup water in it and whisk
  3. Mix it well so that there are no lumps in it
  4. Keep the batter aside for 15 minutes
  5. Check the consistency of the batter, it should not be too thin or thick
  6. Grease the idly maker with the oil and keep it aside
  7. Add baking soda in the batter and mix it 
  8. Pour the batter in idli maker and put it in the steamer or utensil you use for steaming
  9. Bring water to boil of steamer/other utensil and put it on low flame for 20 minutes
  10. To check if it is done, insert a knife in the dhokla, if it comes out clean the dhokla is done
  11. If the knife gets sticky and has batter on it, then steam dhokla for some more time 
  12. When it is done, take out the idli dhoka with a knife from the edges
  13. Keep dhokla aside and start preparation for tempering
Tempering for Dhokla | Khaman
  1. In a pan, heat 2 teaspoon of oil
  2. Add mustard seeds in it and let it sputter
  3. Add curry leaves, green chilly, sugar, lemon and water in it
  4. Stir and let tempering mixture come to a boil
  5. Pour the mixture on the dhokla and keep it aside for 30 minutes so that dhokla soak the tempering
  6. Serve with fried green chillies or tamarind chutney.
Dhokla, Khaman, khandvi


  1. dhokla, Idli, gram...I think I need to get an Indian-English dictionary...LOL Anyway, they look delicious!

  2. My MIL makes dhokla in the idli maker and I thought it was a lovely idea. Love how perfect yours have come out. lovely post!

  3. They looks so toothsome! Loved the post!

  4. What a neat idea! Don't have either an idlii or dhokla maker, but I'm much more likely to get an idlii maker. These look terrific -- thanks.

  5. Heard of dhokla many a times, but have not made before. This your version is truly tempting. Nice, small bite style.


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