Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe – How to Make Dhokla in Pressure Cooker

post modified on July 8

Written by Puja

Instant Khaman Dhokla is a famous Gujarati Dish made from soaked and freshly ground channa dal or channa flour. Khaman Dhokla is popular Indian recipe, can be served as a snack or breakfast.

Instant Khaman Dhokla

“Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do” – Robert Schuller

If you haven’t read that book, I would recommend you do it. It’s one amazing book you should have in your book shelf.


Instant Khaman Dhokla

These are indeed tough times and only the tough will survive this.

But do you really need to be tough to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not really!

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You just need to be sensible and that’s all that is required.

Do you know what is the mantra for 2020?

It is “Stay Home, Stay Safe”.

Everybody from people in TV to people around us, says the same thing.

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Which essentially means your staying at home will save not only you but those around you as well.

But do we really care?

I guess not.

Now take for instance these elderly couple in my apartment. They stay 4 houses next to us.

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They had come back yesterday, from a “RED ZONE”, which is basically a zone that is designated as high risk.

As per the guidelines, they were supposed to be in a 14 day compulsory home quarantine.

We were shocked to see these couple roaming around in the apartment complex with their small grandson, without even wearing a mask.

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Consider the risks involved to their family and all the people around. Isn’t that irresponsible?

But then how do we handle these little ones?

Valid question!

We have to find innovative ways to keep them engaged and at the same time also educate them.

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Take for instance this story from yesterday.

I was getting ready, and my daughter asked, “Mom, are you going somewhere?”

I said, “Yes, I am going to the balcony”.

On that she said, “Why balcony? That is a place you go every day. What’s there to get ready and go to the balcony?”

And I said, “My dear, isn’t it important to enjoy and have fun even when we are locked up inside our house”.

She looked at me guessing what was coming next.

“This is our park for the time being. And we are going to the park to have fun. And we will click some pictures as well. That’s why I am getting ready. Wouldn’t you want to join me?”

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She smiled and said, “Let me also get ready. We will go to our balcony together”.

The evening turned out to a wonderful one. We enjoyed, played, learnt about the different plants in our balcony and clicked pictures.

These are opportunities that we wouldn’t have even thought about, otherwise – to spend with our loved ones. Isn’t it?

Let us be responsible and teach out kids as well.

After all we are tough people and we will sail through. This too shall pass.

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Instant Dhokla Recipe – How to Make Dhokla in Pressure Cooker

Khaman Dhokla is a famous street food of Gujarat, though it is no longer restricted to Gujarat, it is easily available in every part of the country. Instant Khaman Dhokla is a delicious recipe and can be served as a snack or breakfast.

Dhokla is very similar to Khaman, however, Dhokla is made of batter derived from rice gram and is white in color, whereas Khaman is typically made from chickpeas gram and looks yellow in color. Khaman has become widely popular outside Gujarat but is misunderstood or incorrectly known as Dhokla.

You might also want to try:

Besan ke Gatte

Besan ka Halwa 

Besan ke Laddoo Recipe

Try this Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe and let us know how it turned out for you.


Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe

Instant Khaman Dhokla is a famouus Gujarati Dish made from soaked and freshly ground channa dal or channa flour. Khaman Dhokla is popular Indian recipe, can be served as a snack or breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast, Snacks, Starters
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Instant Khaman Dhokla
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Puja


  • 1 cup Besan
  • 1.5 tbsp Semolina – 1.5 tbsp
  • Hing a pinch
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Crushed Ginger and Green chili
  • 1.5 tsp Eno
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2.5 tbsp Oil
  • 3/4 cup Water – 3/4 cup or as needed

To Temper

  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Curry Leaves few
  • 1 tsp Sugar optional
  • 3-4 tbsp Water
  • 5-6 no Green Chilli slit in between
  • 1 tbsp Oil

To Garnish

  • Coconut grated, as needed (optional)


  • In a large bowl add besan, sooji, hing, salt, and sugar.
  • Add oil, lemon juice, crushed ginger-green chilli and salt to it.
  • Add water and beat the dhokla batter a couple of times to incorporate air into it. This will result in a fluffy and light dhokla.
  • Now take a cooker and put 2 glass of water in it. Keep the cooker on the stove.
  • Take a separator or any other utensil which can be kept into the cooker. Grease the separator.
  • Now add eno powder into the mixture and stir it for a minute in one direction. Pour the mixture into the separator.
  • Now keep a forged stand or any plate into the cooker before placing the separator in the cooker so it doesn’t touch the bottom of the cooker.
  • Close the lid of the cooker and remove the whistle from it. And cook dhokla over medium flame for 20 minutes or until done.
  • In order to check whether it is properly baked or not, you can put a fork or a tooth pick into the dhokla. If it comes out clean this means that the dhokla is ready.
  • Take out the separator from the cooker and let it cool down.
  • Once the dhokla cools down take it out on a plate with the help of a knife and cut it into pieces of desired shape and size.
  • Now take a small pan and heat 1 tbsp oil in it.
  • Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Add green chilli and 1 small cup of water.
  • Now add sugar and salt into the mixture and let it boil. Turn off the flame.
  • Pour this curry over each and every dhokla pieces with the help of a spoon. So your dhokla is ready to be served.


The dhokla mixture should be too thin or too thick else the dhokla will not rise well.
Add eno into the mixture and stir it well with a spoon. As soon as the bubbles appear, immediately pour the dhokla batter in the greased plate to cook.
Do not whisk the mixture for long after adding Eno to it.
Dhokla will not rise well if you delay the time to cook dhokla after adding eno salt to it.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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