Summer Cooking Idea For Summer Break

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Cooking is an art that many people love to do, and this pandemic plus lockdown has made a chunk of people passionate about the same. While there has been a lot of struggle or hardships and chaos all around, there came a positive change, and it is that many people have rediscovered the joy of cooking at home.

 The lockdown stopped us from going out and having food at restaurants. At the same time, it gave us the experience of cooking new dishes at home and enjoyed it with our family. The home-cooked meal has its own advantages: you have fewer calories without even realizing it. You are more mindful of what you’re putting into your body.

Here we have got you one summer cooking idea that you can try to make at your home.

Instant Khaman Dhokla – A Summer Cooking Idea

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We have seen people are not able to make khaman dhokla at home. But let us tell you that this is one of the easiest recipes that you can cook. So let’s see how in summer this summer, cooking ideas can prove to be mouthy watering.


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1 ½ Cups gram flour (besan)

2 tbsp semolina (suji), one ¼ tsp soda-bi-carb

One ¼ tsp Eno fruit salt, 

1 tsp salt, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp sugar

¼ tsp turmeric (Haldi)

1 tsp green chili and ginger paste 

2 tsp lemon juice

Tempering for khaman dhokla

1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds (rai)

2-3 green chilies – slit into long pieces

1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 cup water, 3 tsp sugar

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander


  1. Sift besan, mix besan, suji, water, oil, salt, sugar, haldi, chili paste, and ginger paste to create a smooth batter of thin pouring consistency. Beat well. Add eno and soda, sprinkle lemon juice, beat well for a few seconds. Don’t over mix. 
  2. Immediately pour this mixture into the steamer or a dish. Cover dish with a cling film and prick at 1-2 places for the steam to escape. Microwave for 6 minutes. Give standing time for 5-6 minutes. 
  3. For tempering, mix oil chilies, rai, water, sugar, and lemon juice. Microwave for 4 minutes. Pour over the dhokla. Wait for 20 minutes to turn soft. Cut into pieces. Sprinkle coriander


Although, there can be many summer cooking ideas that you can try. But in Indian households, khaman dhokla holds a special place. That’s why we come up with this summer cooking idea. Follow the recipe given above to make mouthwatering instant khaman dhokla. Youtube tutorial is also available for the same.We all hope this little and constant effort of ours will make you try this summer cooking idea. Stay at your home safe and sound, and do try various cooking ideas.

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