Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Sev Khamani / Ameeri Khamani

If i like Vaati Daal na khaman then i loooooooooooove Sev Khamani. Of course khamni from daas na khaman is all time favorite....

I craved for Khamani in Pregnancy and made mom carry Khamni (apart from other goodies) from Ahmedabad to Hyderabad when she visited us ;) Yes i love it that much!!!!

So after 3 trials and few calls to mom, i could make the perfect Sev khamani at home :)
This is also known as Ameeri Khamani as it is rich in oil!!!

Sev Khamani - It was yummm.....
Ingredients:

1 Cup Chana Daal (Split Bengal gram)
1 tablespoon sour curd
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon Green chili ginger paste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 pinch of hing

For Tadka:
5 Tablespoon Oil
1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon Sesame seeds
1 pinch Hing
5-6 garlic pods (crushed/grated or finely cut)
4 Teaspoon Sugar for mixing
Dhania patta for garnishing
1 fistful of Pomegranate seeds
2 cups of fine Sev (Nylon Sev/ Salted Agra Sev) - In absence of fine sev you can use other sev also

Method:

1) Wash and Soak the chana daal for 3-4 hours and crush to a coarse paste.
2) Add sour curd, mix well. Cover and keep in a warm place for fermentation for around 8 hours.
3) Once fermented add, salt, green chili-ginger paste, soda, turmeric powder and hing.
4) Then steam in a big pateela to get khaman.
5) Once steamed, take out and cool. Then crumble it thoroughly.
Khaman being crumbled...
6) Now put a pan on medium flame. Add oil.
7) In that add mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add Sesame seeds, hing and garlic.
8) Ensure that the garlic doesn't turn brown.
9) To this add the crumbled khaman. Add sugar and mix well...
10) Cook on medium flame for 5-7 minutes, continuously stirring.
11) Garnish with Pomegranate seeds and dhania patta.

And enjoy :) Hey Anamika, this one is for you....

The Last Bite
Oh and you see the last few bits of khamni on the spoon?!? I saw it too and planned to eat it after clicking, but it turned out, hubby too had seen it and was faster than me in reaching for the spoon!!!! Not Fair, i know.....

Notes:
1) On internet i found other way of making khamani. where rather than steaming the batter and making khaman, you can directly give it a tadka. But i didn't feel much confident about that method. Hence i decided to stick with this method :) If you feel comfortable about it then you can skip steps 4 and 5 and directly give tadka to the khaman batter. But please ensure that it is properly cooked and also doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
2) As you saw in the pic, i didn't have the Fine sev, i used the regular sev, that too worked all right. But if you can manage to lay your hands on fine sev then please, use that, highly recommended...
3) You can adjust the sugar and garlic as per your liking.
4) Because you are ultimately crumbling the khaman, it's not needed to add soda while steaming.

+techie ZM 

25 comments:

  1. Sounds very yum T2M. I'm getting to know so many dishes that were previously unknown to me through you :) Love your space!

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  2. Looks yummilicious......nice presentation..... :-) :-)

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  3. WOW

    It looks an easy recipe, but trust me to flounder even the basic dishes :(

    Hope to make it someday soon...it looks so yummy :D

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    1. Hey it's easy!!!! Mane puro vishwas che that you will do great if you decide to make it :)

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  4. Wow I have never had this but it looks so healthy. Would love making it really soon.

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    1. Hmmm..If you don't mind the oil then it is healthy :) and definitely tasty!!!
      Let me know if you need some help in making it...

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  5. Thanks your visit & comments u left in my blog dear....

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  6. I absolutely love Ameeri khaman. My Mom used to get a batch for me everytime she visited Dadar (W) in Mumbai, there was a special store we favored for this! I am so bookmarking it!

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    1. Hey Manasi, Welcome here :)
      Having your favorite food fro the special shop has its own charm!!! They are kind of memory making material!!!
      Looking forward to seeing your Sev khamni pics :)

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  7. Will try this soon dear... Thank you for sharing :-)

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    1. Try it Nilu!! Let me know if you need help...

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  8. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! :) I have been craving like crazy for sev khamni, and know for sure I'll never find it in Bangalore. Since parents are here too, there's no one who can get it for me from Ahmedabad either. Now I can at least try my hands on this recipe. :)

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    1. :) I know that crazy craving, happens to me all the time, sometimes it's khamni from das then other time it's sandwich from freezeland or panipuri from RFC :)
      Go ahead make Khamni and enjoy :)

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    1. Rasranjan Food Court :)
      It was very near to my college and we treated it as canteen :)

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  10. Das khaman house is family friend of ours so we grew up eating this. now i miss this so much here in US. this answer my question u r gujju an amdavadi too. me too.

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    1. Wow!! you are lucky!!
      Yes, you guessed it right, i am gujarati from Amdavad :)

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  11. hey techie...
    thanks a lot....i love khamani 2...never thought of making it at home
    was just looking 4 recipes without soda...will surely try this 1...
    i loved the recipe but more than that i loved ur style of writing...
    keep posting...

    Ankur

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  12. Hey techie...

    Thanks.. i love khamani 2... never thought of making it at home...
    was just looking 4 recipes without soda.. will surely try this one...
    i loved the recipe but more than that i loved ur style of writing...
    keep posting...

    Ankur

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    1. Thanks Ankur :)
      Let me know how it turned out...

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  13. Khamni sathe chutni pan hoy che a to batavi nahi

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    1. i am not too fond of it, hence i haven't learnt to make it :( but in case you have good reliable source of that plz point me in the direction, i would link it in the recipe.. thanks :)

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