Sunday, September 12, 2010

No pain...Khaman Dhokla

Why 'No pain?' Well, I love Khaman Dhokla and sometimes I have severe cravings for it. So, I always keep a packet of Gits instant Dhokla in my pantry for those crazy cravings. Its not that I am doing a product review or anything. It is just that, I have always been satisfied with the way Gits Dhokla have come out. In fact, I don't know how to go about making Dhokla from scratch. When, I saw Nayna's Event - Flavours of Gujarat, I decided to write about my experience about making instant Khaman Dhokla, so that next time you need it fast you don't have to dig in your recipe book. I am in no way encouraging you to use instant stuff. It is just my experience!

I always remember the dailogue from the movie, 3 Idiots when I think of Gujrati cuisine, I donot remember it exactly but it was like  "dhokla, fafda, handwa, thepla, khakhra, etc.  Something like "Bush ne Iraq pe do dhokla gira diya" as if they were missiles. :D.  Hopefully I will try all these recipes in coming days:

Now coming to Dhokla again- Follow the instructions at the back of the Gits Dhokla pack for the Dhokla and tempering.
What I like to do in addition to that is soaking them in a Sugary-Lemony Syrup. 
For it you will need:

1/2 cup water.
1/4 cup sugar.
Generous pinch of salt.
Juice of 1 small lemon.

Mix all the ingredients and let it sit till the sugar dissolves. Chill it in a refrigerator till needed.

Just 5 mins before serving pour the juice over the dhokla and let it sit for 3-5 mins. It should not become very soggy but the juice should be well infused. Serve with green chutney, tamarind chutney or ketchup.

Sending this off to Nayna's Event- Flavour of Gujarat. Enjoy!


  1. Very delicious and fabulous looking dhoklas..

  2. wow, that looks wonderful. I am going to try it out. I too remember that dialogue of 3 idiots :)

  3. nice snack+goos shape.

  4. That's cool..I love them too :-)

  5. Thanks a ton girls for the lovely comments


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