Nylon Khaman Dhokala (Steamed cake made from chick- pea flour)

Nylon  Khaman Dhokala is a Gujarati delicacy popular not only in Gujarat, but has already crossed boundaries of India. Khaman Dhokala is very  light and healthy breakfast for any time or you can eat as a side dish with  your meal.

Dhokala are steamed cooked savory cake made with fermented batter of different flour. Khaman dhokala is made from chick-pea flour. Traditionally, batter is prepared 10 -12 hours in advance. It is a instant version of khaman dhokala.

Nylon Khaman Dhokala (step by step with photos)

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes |Cooking Time: 10 

Minutes | Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients :

1 cup Chick-pea flour (besan)

1 tablespoon Semolina (sooji)

1/2 teaspoon Oil

1/2 teaspoon Sugar

1/2 cup Water

1/2 teaspoon Citric acid (nimboo fool)

1 teaspoon Cooking soda

Salt to taste

For Tampering:

4 tablespoon Oil

1 teaspoon Mustard seeds

2 teaspoon Sesame seeds

1 Finley chopped green chilly

5-6 Curry leaves

Pinch of Asafoetida

4 teaspoon Sugar

6 teaspoon Water

For Garnishing:

Finely chopped fresh coriander



1) Grease the tin with little oil and add adequate water in steamer to boil.

Khaman dhokala recipe

2) Take Chick-pea flour and semolina in one bowl.

Khaman dhokala recipe

3) Add salt and Water and mix it well. Then add 1 teaspoon oil in that and mix well.

Khaman dhokala recipe

4) Heat 2 tablespoon water, when it boils add citric acid in that and mix well.when citric acid dissolved completely add cooking soda in that.

Khaman dhokala recipe

5) Add that mixture in batter and mix well in one direction.

Khaman dhokala recipe

6) Pour batter in the greased tin and steam it for 10  minutes.

Khaman dhokala recipe



7) After 10 minutes insert a knife in dhokala if it comes out clean Khaman dhokala is ready, if not then steam it for 4 -5 minutes.

Khaman dhokala recipe

8) Take out tin from steamer and let it cool for few minutes. Now cut dhokala in to pieces.


Khaman dhokala recipe


9) Take 4 tablespoon sugar in a bowl and add 6 tablespoon water in that and stir until sugar is dissolved completely.

Khaman dhokala recipe


10) For tampering heat oil in vessel add mustard seeds and sesame seeds in that.

Khaman dhokala recipe


11) When they begin to crackled add green chillies and curry leaves in that and saute for few seconds.

Khaman dhokala recipe


12) Now add sugar water in tampering and let it come to boil.

Khaman dhokala recipe

13) when it comes to boil pour that tampering on Khaman dhokala.


14) Garnish  Nylon Khaman Dhokala with fresh chopped coriander and serve hot with green chutney.

Khaman dhokala recipe



1) Immediately pour batter in tin after adding soda and citric acid mixture in batter. otherwise you will not get spongy texture of nylon khaman dhokala.

2) You can use Ino fruit salt instead of citric acid and cooking soda.

3) It is very healthy option for kid’s lunchbox.


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