Time sure is flying right by, can’t believe it is the middle of May already. It almost slipped my mind that it’s time to post for this month’s ‘Indian Cooking Challenge‘ and I haven’t even looked at the ingredients. I immediately looked at the recipe and my pantry & fridge to see if I had all the ingredients. I was only missing the pomegranate, I went shopping and bought it right away.
So the dish that Valli picked is this Gujarati snack called Sev Khamani. Recipe is from Vaishali’s friend, so big thanks to Vaishali & Valli for picking this recipe.
Gujaratis have a knack of making delicious snacks & dishes with just about any ingredient. It’s mind boggling the number of snacks and desserts they make. This is one such recipe where the dish uses crumbled up khaman dhoklas. I think it is a genius idea because my dhoklas end up crumbled most of the time anyway and this is a delicious way of reusing them into a completely new dish.
The highlight of this dish is the toppings used — crunchy sev, juicy pomegranate seeds and sweet grated coconut. I think sev and pomegranate seeds are a must for this dish — they add so much texture and flavor to the dish.
Sev Khamani is a recipe where the dish uses crumbled up khaman dhoklas. I think it is a genius idea because my dhoklas end up crumbled most of the time anyway and this is a delicious way of reusing them into a completely new dish.
Make Khaman Dhokla: In a mixing bowl, combine besan, sooji, sugar, salt, lemon juice, chili and ginger. Add a few tablespoons of water to make a thick paste. Now add more water to form a thick lump free batter.
Bring water to a boil in a pressure cooker. Grease a shallow dish with cooking spray.
Add eno to the batter and mix well to incorporate. Pour into the greased dish and steam in the pressure cooker for 10~15 minutes.
Let cool for a little bit, then remove onto a plate -- khaman dhokla is ready.
Make Sev Khamani: Now crumble the dhokla and keep ready.
Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add mustard and sesame seeds; once the seeds start to splutter, add the garlic, green chili and curry leaves.
Next add the crumbled dhokla mixture, mix well and cook till heated through. Mix in lemon juice.
Serve immediately with the toppings of choice. I would highly recommend pomegranate seeds, both for pop of color and for the yummy taste while eating.