Khaman is a very popular Gujarati snack (to be precise it comes from Surat), made by steaming gram flour batter and thereafter tempering the same with mustard seeds, chilies, etc. When the prepared khaman is dipped and soaked in a sweet cum tangy cum spicy cum flavored rasa (thin gravy, sort of), the essence of khaman increases manifolds and it becomes rasawala khaman. It is not only an innovative way to serve the khaman but can also be used to revamp the leftover khaman or dry khaman.
Khaman: You can prepare the khaman using the recipe given here. After preparing it, I realized that I should have prepared khaman with less height, as that would have absorbed the rasa so much better.
Rasa (thin sauce): I have used mustard seeds and green chilies for the tempering. Jaggery and tamarind pulp add the contrasting flavors, red chili powder adds the required heat and then goes in lots of water. Although the quantity might vary depending upon how moist your khaman is a lot is added.
That’s it!! Yayy!
With some khaman in hand, you can make amiri khaman. This is one of my favorites. Especially if I ever mess up my khaman I convert it into this. Khaman chaat is also an amazing way to present simple khaman.
Make it for a weekend brunch along with lauki ka thepla, chunda, and ginger tea.
1.This recipe serves 4 persons.
2.Heat 1 tbsp of oil.
3.Add 1 tsp mustard seeds (raie) and let them splutter.
4.Next goes in 2 slit green chilies, cook for 30 seconds.
5.Add in the remaining ingredients i.e. 2 tbsp grated jaggery (gud), 1 tbsp tamarind pulp (imli), ½ tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Taste a spoonful to check the flavors and adjust the same if required.
6.Also add in 3 cups of water and let it simmer. You can start by adding 2 cups and once you add khaman you can add more water depending on how much water your khaman absorbs.
7.Just before serving, add khaman in the rasa.
8.Let it simmer for 1-2 minutes. Flip to ensure it is totally soaked in the rasa.
9.Serve at room temperature. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 0 minutes
COOK TIME 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME 5 minutes
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