Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sev Khaman/ Sev Khamani

Sev Khaman
First we make Khaman Dhoklas...A famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to the region. It is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsaan in the lunch or dinner menu.

Ingredients for Khaman Dhoklas:
2 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
11\2 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp sugar
4 finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp ginger paste (optional)
½ tbsp turmeric powder for nice color
½ tbsp fruit salt
Salt to taste
1/4 tbsp oil for greasing

Ingredients for tempering:
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp sugar
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tbsp mustard seeds ( Rai / Sarson)
1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
½ tbsp asafetida (Hing)
5 to 6 curry leaves (Kadi patta)

For the garnish
2 tbsp freshly grated coconut

Method of making Khaman Dhokla:
Step 1: Combine the Bengal gram flour with buttermilk and mix well adding warm water if required to make a good consistency of batter. Keep aside for 5-6 hours.

Step 2: Add the finely chopped green chillies, salt, sugar, and turmeric powder.

Step 3: Mix all these ingredients with batter.

Step 4: Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and add 1 tbsp of water over it if required.
Step 5: When the bubbles form, mix gently. Prepare the steamer for dhokla.
Step 6: Pour the batter immediately into a greased thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread the batter in an even layer.

Step 7: Steam in a steamer for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.

Step 8: Cut into square pieces and keep aside.

Step 9: Take small vassal and mix the sugar with half cup of water.

Step 10: Heat the oil in small pan and add the mustard seeds, when seeds crackle, add chopped green chillies and asafoetida.

Step 11: When chillies fry then add curry leaves.

Step 12: Add the sugar water in it and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.

Step 13: Remove from the flame, pour this tempering over the dhoklas.

Step 14: Serve immediately garnished with grated coconut.

Sev Khaman/ Sev Khamani

This recipe was invented from the Khaman Dhoklas!!!
They are crumbled, tempered with garlic-ginger and mixed with pomegranate seeds and coconut. Serve garnished with sev and relish its unique flavour. Those who do not like garlic can omit it.
20 pieces of khaman dhoklas
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp finely chopped ginger- garlic (lehsun, optional)
A pinch of asafetida (hing)
½ cup pomegranate seeds (anardana)
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp grated coconut
¼ cup Bengal gram sev for recipe click here

Step 1: Crumble the khaman dhoklas in a bowl and keep aside.
Step 2: Heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the garlic paste and asafetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Step 3: Pour this tempering over the crumbled dhoklas and mix well.

Step 4: Garnish with the pomegranate seeds, coconut, and sev.
Step 5: Serve immediately.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mix vegetable Curry

1 large chopped onion
1 big size tomato cut in cub
2 medium size potato peel and cut in to cube
3 small size brinjal (baingan/ Ringna) cut into cub
1 cup chopped green fresh papdi (broad beans/valor)
1 small peel and cut carrot (gajar)
4 tbsp oil
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp garlic paste with red chilli powder
½ tbsp turmeric powder
A pinch of asafetida (hing)
Salt to taste
Water- as required

Step 1: Heat the oil into cooker and add mustards seeds.
Step 2: When the seeds crackle, add the cumin seeds, asafetida and garlic red chilli powder paste.
Step 3: Add the onion pieces and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.

Step 4: Then add pieces of potatoes, carrot, and tomato and mix well.

Step 5: Last add the brinjal pieces and chopped broad beans (papdi).

Step 6: Turn the flame law and add the turmeric powder and salt to taste and mix well.

Step 7: Cook for while and then add ¼ cup (approximate) of water.

Step 8: Pressure cook for three whistles. Two whistles on full flame and one in law flame so curry cooks well.
Step 9: Wait for 4-5 minutes and then open the cooker.

Step 10: Place into serving bowl
Step 11: Serve hot with curd, aachaar and roti.:)

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