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Khaman with tadka poured on top and dessicated coconut.

Instant 30 Minute Khaman Dhokla Recipe - (Besan)

Shilpa Joshi
Moist and spongy traditional Gujarati khaman dhokla recipe! This instant savory besan (gram flour) khaman is a flavorful, steamed and so tasty.  This recipe uses no yogurt or curd so it is both vegetarian and vegan.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 222 kcal


  • Bowl for mixing
  • Whisk
  • Steamer
  • small pot


Khaman Batter

  • 1 cup besan gram flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger blended
  • 1 tsp green chillies blended, about 1 whole
  • 1 tsp eno
  • 2 tsp oil
  • tsp turmeric
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • ¾ cup water plus 2 tbsp water, total 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds rai
  • 2 green chillies cut
  • 8 - 10 curry leaves
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp sugar



  • Lightly oil a pan with a brush. I used an 8 inch cake pan. Make sure to lightly coat sides as well. Put pan in pot to steam with water.
    Oiling a steel pan with a brush.
  • Whisk khaman batter ingredients together in a bowl.
    Whisking khaman dhokla batter ingredients in a steel bowl.
  • Pour batter into oiled pan. Place in steamer (make sure you've added water to steam at bottom of pan). Turn on gas. Cover and cook about 12 minutes. Khaman will become fluffy. Check with a knife to ensure it comes out clean before turning off gas and removing pan.
    Khaman batter poured into a pan.


  • In a small pot, add oil and turn heat on medium - high. Once hot, add mustard seeds and green chillies. Once seeds are popping add sesame seeds. Reduce heat to low. Add in curry leaves.
    Oil, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, green chillies and curry leaves in a pot cooking.
  • Add water and sugar. Bring to boil and let simmer 3-4 minutes. Turn off gas.
    Water and khaman tadka in a pot with sugar boiling.
  • Pour tadka on top of khaman and serve.
    Khaman with tadka poured on top and dessicated coconut.


Eno is found online as well as your local Indian grocery stores.


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 834mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 183IUVitamin C: 95mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg
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