Nylon Khaman /Instant Khaman Dhokla

One of the most loved and popular Gujarati  snack Nylon Khaman is a fluffy gluten free steamed savoury cake which is very delicious.
Its a famous dish in Gujarat and also popular in Maharashtra esp in Mumbai you will find almost every sweet  shop selling this and even some street vendors who sell this and other Gujarati famous items like fafda white dhokla.

Making this Khaman at home is very easy with simple basic ingredient easily found in every household this instant Khaman can be made within 15 to 20  minute max .
Best option when you have unexpected guest at home or when you want something light and yummy yet quick to make

If you follow the recipe to the T I'm sure you will succeed in making this in the very first attempt.

1 cup besan
1 1/2 tbsp semolina or sooji
1 tsp eno/fruit salt
1 tsp critic acid or lime juice
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger and green chilli paste
1 pinch haldi
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup water
1 tsp oil

1 tbspOil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Sesame seeds
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup water

Coriander leaves to garnish
Fresh scraped coconut optional


  •  In a bowl mix together sifted besan/gram flour,sooji,turmeric powder,salt sugar.
  • Add green chilli ginger paste ,lime juice and water and whisk well 

  • whisk well for a lump free batter. 
  • Grease the thali or a 8 inch cake tin and keep it ready .
  • Also add water in the steamer .
  • Just before putting the batter in the steamer add the eno and quickly whisk it well. 
  • Pour the batter in thali or mould quickly and steam for 12 to 15 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile prepare tempering/tadka  ,heat oil in a pan;to this add mustard seeds then add sesame seeds and curry leaves and green chillies add 1tbsp sugar and 1/2 cup water

  • Check with a knife /toothpick or back side of a spoon if it comes out clean the Dhokla is ready. 
  • Take it out of steamer and  let it cool for few minutes
  • cut into desired shapes
  • Pour the tadka over the Dhokla and spread it evenly 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut 
  •  Serve with chutney.

 Enjoy spongy delicious khaman with a cup of chai/coffee

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  1. One which I have never made before, but considering that I still have a good heapful of suji in the flour, gonna get going with this dhokla. Truly spongy soft.

  2. I have never tried dhokla... would love to try it sometime... looks nice and spongy...

  3. looks so tempting, what is the measurement of your cup?

  4. hello, Just quick question, 1 tsp of oil need to be mixed in dhokla mix.

  5. I had many failed attempts before, that's why asking so many questions. how much water need to be added in mix.

  6. Do you cook on High or Medium for all of those 15-20 min?

  7. Tried it today. Everything as per instructions.The end result is a spongy dhokla, but it tastes likes besan flour. Don’t understand what went wrong. Pls guide

  8. Hi
    That sounds a bit strange..was the besan too old or may you added less water for tadka/temper.