Khaman Dhokla


What you see here is a soft chickpea cake. It is an Indian recipe.

This cubes are great, when I serve them athey really go like hot cakes!

1 cup of chickpea flour
1 heaped tablespoon of of durum wheat flour
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 pinch of turmeric
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame of seeds
1 teaspoon of ground cilantro (coriander seeds)
1 tablespoon of grated fresh coconut (or dry and hydrated in water)

Combine the two flours, turmeric, salt, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl with a cup of water.
With a whisk, beat them until the mixture becomes smooth with no lumps.
Let it rest 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare a pot (large enough) with water and a basket for steaming (if necessary, remove the central ring, the one used to lift the basket) and put it on the fire.
Grease an aluminum baking tray (a disposable one) that fits inside the basket. Once the resting time has passed, add the bicarbonate to the duogh. Mix well. You’ll get a very soft and fluffy mix. Pour it into the greased aluminium tray and place it into the basket, which you have put in the pot. Close it with a lid and let it steam for 15 minutes.
Once cooked and cooled, put it into a plate and cut into cubes.
In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil; when hot, place there the mustard seeds to sizzle (cover with a lid, as they crackle); add the sesame seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
Turn the fire off and place in the pan the cubes of chickpea cake, and let them season. Add the grated and rehydrated coconut and the ground cilantro.
Serve on a plate … still warm.
I’ve tasted them cold as well, the’re still delicious.

Chef: Concita from VeganBlog

  1. EleonoraNW3 7 September 2010 at 18:49

    I do really like indian recipes, this looks delicious! I don’t have the thing to steam food though, I need to think to an alternative…any suggestion?

  2. Mimì 8 September 2010 at 07:27

    Concita your recipes make me crazy .. You are clever, imaginative and cook something delicious

  3. ascanio 10 October 2010 at 10:30

    Oh my this must be delicious!! I don’t have the thingy to steam cook, I need to find an alternative as I really want to do it

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