Dhokla has been favorite Gujrati food since childhood. Ever since I started cooking, I have made several attempts at it..need I say unsuccessful attempts!! :) Then I stumbled across Jai and Bee's Khaman Dhokla recipe on Jugalbandi. Thank you, Jai and Bee! Below is the same recipe with minor modifications.
Note - The ingredients are spread across the post till the end. Please make sure to read the entire post for all the ingredients.
Ingredients (serves 3 or serves 1 if it's me)
Besan - 1 cup
Canola Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Green chilli - 4 chopped
Water - 1/2 cup
Mix all the ingredients together and keep aside. This will be a thick batter.
Lemon Eno - 1 tsp
Just before you put the above mixture in the presssure cooker without whistle (just for steaming), add the Eno and mix it well quickly. It will develop a whitish color.
Take an utensil and spray it lightly with oil. I use the Pam Spray. You can use Canola oil as well. Drop the above mixture in this utensil and let it settle down evenly. You don't need to mix anything now.
Add some water to the pressure cooker to develop steam. Place the above container with the dhokla mixture inside the pressure cooker with the water surrounding it. Pressure cook on Medium-High heat for 15 mins without whistle. After 15 mins, put off the heat and let the pressure cooker rest as is for the next 5 mins. Take out the container and temper it with the tempering ingredients.
Canola oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 5-6
Water - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Lime juice - 2 tbsp
Fresh coriander leaves - few sprigs chopped
Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let it crackle. Add this to a mixture of water, sugar and lime juice. Mix well and add to the prepared khaman dhokla cake.
Enjoy with pudina chutney or dhaniya chutney.