World's easiest recipe to make spongy and delicious Khaman Dhokla is here! Try out this wonderful Dhokla recipe at Humindian and enjoy!!

Duration: 20 minutes

Serving: 15 dhoklas (approx)



  • 1 cup besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1/4 cup Sooji (Semolina or cream of wheat)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ENO or baking powder or fruit salt
  • 3/4 cup Curd
  • A little amount of water to mix everything
  • 1/4 tbsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric poweder

To make the special tempering (the water sprayed over the cooked dhoklas):

  • 3 lemons
  • 3 table spoons sugar
  • Salt according to taste
  • 4 green Chillies
  • Few Black Mustard (Kaali Sarson) seeds
  • Water- 1 glass

Kitchen Accesories:

  • A Rectangular cake making aluminium dish, size about 7.5inch x 4inch x 2inch- if you're using gas; for "microwave"- any microwave container
  • A bowl to mix everything
  • A pan for tadka.

Method (with Microwave)

  • Mix thoroughly besan, sooji, ENO, curd, salt, turmeric powder and water in the microwavable container. 
  • Place this container in the microwave for 4 minutes at full power. 
  • Now take the container out, invert it on a flat plate to take out the dhokla. 
  • Cut this dhokla with a knife into  cubes. They should be between 12-15 in this amount of mixture.

To make the tempering:

  • Take 2 tsp oil in a pan and put it on medium heat. 
  • When the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves to it.
  • Also add the juice of the lemons and sugar into the pan.
  • Add 1 glass of water when everything is stir fried.
  • Pour this tangy-tasty water over the dhoklas and enjoy!!!

Method without a microwave:

  • Take the cake making rectangular dish and greese it with butter or ghee.
  • Fill this dish with the mixed material and keep stirring vigorously.
  • Take a flat bottom wide skillet. Pour 2 cups of water. Invert a cake making empty dish on the base of the skillet.
  • Place this dish on the inverted dish in the skillet. Cover the skillet with a plate and put it on medium heat. Let the water in the skillet boil for 8-10 minutes. Switch off the heat and let the skillet stand for another 10 minutes.
  • (Basically, you have to steam the mixture for about 15 minutes. This skillet method is just one of the easiest ways to do that)
  • Invert the baking dishes on a flat plate to take out the dhoklas. Cut with a knife into as cubes. They should be between 12-15 in this amount of mixture.



  1. If the khaman dhoklas become hard, put the cut pieces in microwave for a few seconds before serving, They will become soft and spongy.