Saturday, March 8, 2008

Khaman Dhokla | Savoury Steamed Chickpea Dumplings

As my husband and I simply adore Khaman, I thought this might be the best treat to share on International Women's Day 2008. Thanks to Zorra, the web today has been flooded with warm, fragrant, and delicious messages of awareness and love!

1 cup chickpea flour
3/4 cup water
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ginger-chilli paste
1/4 tsp asafetida
1 tsp baking soda
Salt, to taste

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients except the baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  2. To this mix, add the oil, water, and ginger-chilli paste and blend well to make a lump-free paste.
  3. Put 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker or a steamer, and bring to a boil. Meanwhile grease a cake pan or pie dish that will fit into the steamer such that it can also be easily removed with a few drops of oil.
  4. Now add the baking soda and lemon to the chickpea flour mix, blend well and pour into the pan. Leave at least a 3/4 inch space in the pan above the batter.
  5. Lower pan carefully into the steamer. If using pressure cooker, do not place the weight. Cook for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the cake pan from the streamer. Let the dhokla cool. Turn out, cut into squares.
  7. Serve warm or cold with your favourite chutney or sauce.
Vegan Recipe

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  1. I do not know this dish. It looks delicious and reminds me to Polenta.

    Thank you for your participation in IWD.

  2. Oh man this looks incredible- I have never seen a dessert made from chickpea flour, but it makes so much sense- beans and peas lend themselves so well to sweet preparations. Can't wait to try this!

  3. looks yummy.

    I use eno salt for dhokla recipe and it really comes out great..want to try by your method

    Khaman Dhokla



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