Instant Khaman Dhokla
Khaman Dhokla is a delicious , soft , spongy , savory steamed snacks from the Gujarati Cuisine. Made from gram flour , this nutritious steamed appetizer is mildly sweet and tangy and a bit spicy in taste. Can be had at any time of the day , as a light snacks or as a side dish. It is usually accompanied with Tamarind and dates Chutney or the Coriander Chutney.
The actual method of making Khaman Dhokla calls for allowing the gram flour and yogurt batter to ferment overnight , steam the batter , cut the steamed cake into pieces and then temper it. I do follow this method oftenly , but at times when guest arrive unannounced or i am in short of time or have no veggies in my kitchen pantry , this instant khaman dhokla recipe comes to my rescue.
This instant recipe saves time of overnight fermentation and can be made under 20-25 minutes. This is a vegan , gluten free and onion garlic free recipe. Requires minimal and easily available ingredients. This is my Sister -in -law's recipe . The reason behind the fluffy and soft texture of this khaman is use of baking soda just before steaming the batter and the use of water in the tempering mixture.