Instant Khaman Dhokla
Time taken – 40 minutes including standing and steaming time
Serves – 2
Type – Healthy snack, steamed food, Low Glycaemic index, Diabetic friendly
Khaman Dhokla is a steamed savoury cake made from gram flour. It is a traditional Gujarati snack, typically a tea time treat. Typically, chana dal (split Bengal gram) is soaked, ground with spices and fermented. The fermented batter is then steamed, cut into bite sized pieces and garnished with tempered mustard seeds and coriander.
Though I do indulge in the long version at times, to suit my last minute cooking – this instant version comes very handy.
Chana dal or gram flour is a food with a low glycaemic index and therefore extremely good for diabetics and those on a GI diet. Besides, it has all the goodness of lentils – protein and fibre. Lentils are the food of the week on my column at Chennai Online.
Here’s the recipe for Instant Khaman Dhokla.