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INSTANT KHAMAN DHOKLA

INSTANT KHAMAN DHOKLA

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Instant Khaman Dhokla is a savory cake that is steamed and is light, soft & fluffy. This is healthy anytime snack that can be made in under 30 minutes in an Instant Pot. This is made with Gram Flour & Spices along with some tempering.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time: 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people
Calories 143 kcal

Equipment

Instant Pot
Springform Pan
Mixing Bowl
Whisk

Ingredients
  

For Khaman Dhokla:

For Tempering:

To Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoon Cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut grated

Instructions
 

For Batter:

  • In a mixing bowl, first add all the dry ingredients (sifted Gram Flour, Semolina, Turmeric Powder, Salt, Sugar, and Citric Acid).
  • Add all the wet ingredients (water, ginger paste, green chili) and whisk until combined well. The batter should not be too thick or too watery. It should be of medium consistency.
    (Note: I always whisk the batter in the same direction (either clockwise or anti-clockwise). I beat batter a couple of times to incorporate the air which in turn helps in making Dhokla light & fluffy).
  • Meanwhile, oil the springform pan or any other pan you use to make the Dhokla.
  • Add 1-2 cups of water in the inner pot of the Instant Po and press Saute. When water starts to boil then add Fruit Salt/Eno in the batter and stir until combined.
    (Note: Always add Fruit Salt/Eno after water boils or when you're about to insert pan in the Instant Pot, otherwise dhokla will not turn fluffy).
  • Transfer the batter in the Springform Pan and place trivet in the Instant Pot.

Steaming:

  • Place Springform Pan over the trivet in the Instant pot and close lid. Remove the sealing ring from the lid.
  • With the vent in the venting position, steam for 15-20 minutes using Steam setting of Instant Pot.
    (Note: When you steam at venting position, internal timer will not work. So it is better to use an external timer).
  • When the timer beeps, let it sit for 5 more minutes and then open the lid. Take the Springform pan out, insert the knife around the edges to loosen the Dhokla from the side. Transfer the dhokla in a plate and keep it aside.

Tempering:

  • Clean Instant Pot and oil in the pot. Press Saute and add Mustard Seeds, when they start to splutter then add cumin seeds. Add curry leaves and other ingredients (Water, Sugar, Green Chilies, Lemon juice, and Asafoetida), cook for 1-2 minutes until it boils.

Serving:

  • Cut Dhokla in rectangle or square shapes. Top the prepared tempering all over the Dhokla pieces. Garnish Dhokla with Cilantro and grated Coconut.
  • Serve Dhokla with some Tamarind Chutney and Green Chutney.

Notes

Some tips for soft & fluffy Dhokla:
You can substitute Citric Acid with Lemon Juice, but combination of Citric Acid with Eno gives a better result.
Stove Top Steaming:
Add water in the steamer basket on the stove-top. When water starts to boil, insert Springform Pan in the the steamer and steam for 15 minutes.
Insert toothpick in the Dhokla, if it comes out clean that means Dhokla is cooked properly. If not, then cook for 5 more minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
INSTANT KHAMAN DHOKLA
Serving Size
 
1 grams
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
143
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
115
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
169
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Calcium
 
9
mg
1
%
Vitamin C
 
5
mg
6
%
Vitamin A
 
9
IU
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Dhokla, Instant Khaman Dhokla, Instant Pot, vegan, vegetarian
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