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Homemade Khaman, Dhokla, Handvo, Idli Flour Mix

Ingredients
For idli mix
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Par boiled rice used)
  Black gram 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Skinless urad dal)
For the khaman mix
  Bengal gram 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Chana dal)
  Black gram 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Rice 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
For the khatta dhokla mix
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bengal gram 1 Tablespoon (Chana dal)
  Black gram 1 Teaspoon (Urad dal)
For the handvo mix
  Tur dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Split pigeon peas)
  Black gram dal 2 Tablespoon (Urad dal)
  Split green gram 2 Tablespoon (Moong dal)
  Bengal gram dal 2 Tablespoon (Chana dal)
For the kapuriya mix
  Bengal gram dal 1 Tablespoon (Chana dal)
  Tur dal 1 Tablespoon (Split pigeon peas)
Directions

For the Idli mix:
GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, take 1 cup of par boiled rice and 1/2 cup of skinless black gram dal.
2. Powder them using a coffee bean grinder and store.

MAKING
3. Just a day before you need to prepare idlis, make the batter out of the mix by adding the required amount of water and let it rest about 6 to 8 hours to ferment.
4. After fermentation, the batter is ready for making idlis.

SERVING
5. Serve the prepared idlis with sambhar or a chutney of your choice.

For the Khaman mix:
GETTING READY
1. Ina bowl, take a cup of Bengal gram (chana dal), 1 tablespoon of rice and 1/2 tablespoon of black gram.
2. Powder them using a coffee bean grinder and store.

MAKING
3. Prepare the batter with the required amount of water and let it rest to ferment.
4. Once fermented, the batter is ready to make khaman.

SERVING
5. Serve the prepared khaman as a snack at any time during the day.

For the Khatta Dhokla:
GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, take 1 cup of rice, 1 tablespoon Bengal gram and 1 teaspoon black gram.
2. Powder them using a coffee bean grinder and store.

MAKING
3. Prepare the batter with the required amount of water and let it rest to ferment.
4. Once fermented, the batter is ready to make khatta dhokla.

SERVING
5. Serve the dhokla garnished with shredded coconut and sprinkled chili powder.

For the Handvo mix:
GETTING READY
1. In a bowl, take 1 cup of rice and a mix of all the dals of your choice. The chef uses a mix of split pigeon peas, black gram dal, split green gram and Bengal gram dal.
2. Powder them using a coffee bean grinder and store.

MAKING
3. Prepare the batter with the required amount of water and let it rest to ferment.
4. Once fermented, the batter is ready to make handvo.

SERVING
5. Serve the handvo as a snack.

NOTE
The mixes can be prepared and stored in airtight containers. Prepare the batter when required. Let it rest for about 6 - 8 hours to ferment. Once fermented these dishes may be prepared by steaming or baking them.

Things You Will Need
1. Grinder/coffee bean grinder

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Taste: 
Sweet
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
8
If you're planning to make idlis or dhoklas then you will need to prepare the mix for making the batter. Chef bhavna shows us how to make 3 types of mixes and if you keep it in air tight container it can last up to 10 months. This is a very handy recipe and you should surely try it. Do check out the video for some amazing tips by the chef itself.

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