Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Surati Sev Khamani

Surati Sev Khamani is another popular savoury snack or farsan originated from food loving Gujaratis of Surat, State of Gujarat, India. I have seen at many places, Amiri Sev Khaman are served as Sev Khamani, where khaman dhokals are crushed and are served with sev on top. Being, Surati I have a chance of sharing the difference between these two dishes. Amiri Sev Khaman, are fluffy gram flour dhoklas, known as Khaman and sev is garnished on top of it. And Sev Khamani, is crushed chana dal, cooked by adding lots of garlic, as it is gastric in nature and is served with topping sev on it. I am sharing an authentic recipe of Surati Sev Khamani, which my maternal granny used to make for me, when I used to visit surat to spend my vacation. I have learned all authentic Surati dishes from her.

2 Cups of Chana dal
10 Garlic Cloves
1 Small piece of ginger
2 Teaspoon of Mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon of Coriander-Cumin seeds powder
Pinch of Asafoedita
5 - 7 Finely green chillies
2 -3 Curry leaves
2 Teaspoon of sugar
2 Tablespoon of Lime juice
1 Cup of Milk
Salt to taste
1/2 Cup of chopped coriander
1 Cup of Sev

1. Soak Chana dal for 3 -4 hours. Drain the chana dal and grind it coarsely and add water if required

2. Blend ginger, garlic and chillies together.
3. Heat oil in a deep pan, add mustard seeds and asafoedita. Once the seeds starts sputtering add curry leaves and garlic, ginger and green chilli paste. Saute for a minute.
4. Add coarsed chana dal, turmeric powder and coriander-cumin seeds powder, cook on a low flame. Add milk if the chana dal is too dry.
5. Add salt, lime juice and sugar. Mix it properly, cook the chana dal till oil seperates the vessel.
6. Before serving, garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and liberally sprinkle sev. Garnish sev before serving to avoid sev getting sogging.
Serve it with hot sizzling masala tea :)

This week, Shreya of ammascooking have tagged me. It seems I am back in college and its fun :) Thanks, Shreya for tagging me.

Before I get to the Qs and answer them, the rules for this tag are as follows:

"At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers."

1.What was I doing ten years ago?
A. Studying in School :)

2. Five things on Today's "To do" list
A. Cleaning my house, cook food, posting this blog, reading book, which I have to return to the library shortly and Search creative materials to make hand made rakhi.

3.I am addicted to :
A. My hubby, blogging and reading

4.Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
A. Buy loads and loads of clothes, footwears (which I even do now ;)), Travel exciting places, Help needy people and Orphans

5. Places I have lived:
A. Aamchi Mumbai and Currently London

I would like to pass on this tag to Rekha, Suma Rajesh, Sireesha, Not yet 100 and Sripriya


Unknown 22 July 2008 at 18:08  

hi dear...

looks delicious and yummy ... mouth watering...i am feeling hungry now..will u pls send this surati sev khamani immed....Thxs Purva for tagging me..

Indian Khana 22 July 2008 at 18:18  

Hmm to think of it...I never made khamani...I'm sure going to try this once I get sev :)...looks yummy dear..abhi dokhle ki bi yaad aa rahi hai

notyet100 22 July 2008 at 18:50  

surati word itself is new forme,..this dish looks authentic,..thnks for sharin,.nd will do teh tag soon,..btw which area u in london ,,my sis there too:-)

ST 22 July 2008 at 20:52  

Sev khamani looks delicious and inviting.I never made khamani.I am sure going to try this weekend as right now sev is available with me...
Thanks for tagging me. But I have already done it dear.U can check out at http://momrecipies.blogspot.com/2008/06/awards-and-meme.html

Unknown 22 July 2008 at 21:01  

Hi Purva,This is my first visit to your blog,you have a very nice one with a lot of good recipes,I liked your recipe for surati sev khamani,it seemed very authentic,hope to try this soon :)

Sum Raj 23 July 2008 at 03:38  

looks delicious dear...thanks for the tag...i was checking ur rest of ur recipes though i was on my trip i could not glance at ur blog...i luved grilled chicken one....yummy

Jaishree Iyer 23 July 2008 at 05:29  

Sev khamani looks delicious...mouth watering...nice entry.

Purva Desai 23 July 2008 at 16:49  

Thanks....for reminding me of Dhoklas....that will be posted soon :)
I hope u had a nice trip...
Thanks for visting...
Sorry for tagging u again :( and let me know how ur khamani turns out.
Surati is word associated for all dishes originated from surat..and surati ppl are called suratis...and they are complete foodie..

Madhavi 23 July 2008 at 21:17  

Hey Gujarati chho ??? BTW sev khamni look so goood, mouth-drooling entry???

delhibelle 24 July 2008 at 09:09  

I have tried khaman just once before but was not sure of how to make it. Now I do !

Purva Desai 24 July 2008 at 13:44  

Yes I am gujarati :)
As explained in the post Khaman and sev khamani are two different dishes....and thanks for visting

Unknown 12 February 2009 at 19:01  

Hi dear.... Nice to visit ur blog... loved ur recipes...:) I am here for the first time...:) u have a neat blog with some awesome recipes...:)

Unknown 31 March 2009 at 10:00  

hey thanks for sharing such a wonderful receipe,today itself i m going to try it,


RaviSingh,  1 April 2009 at 06:25  

Excellent blog, more so for an ESL (english second language) keep doing what your doing girl, I always read your recipes and the normal daily life bits inbetween. keep it up

pratima,  12 April 2010 at 20:53  

Amane surati loko ne jamavana no khub sokh atle maza padi kale hu try karish

Vishal Parmar 22 September 2011 at 11:05  

Vishal Parmar:

I loves to make as a profession i m into recruitments but frm nw i wanted to make my career into Food making

Anonymous,  5 July 2012 at 06:20  

how much oil needed for this recipe?

Anonymous,  12 February 2016 at 10:29  

Hello there! I used your recipe to make Surti Sev Khamni, and it turned out gorgeous! Thank you! :)


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