Saturday, November 26, 2011

Nylon Khaman (Steamed chickpea cake)

Khaman and Dhokla (actual we call dhokra) is a gujarati ( Indian State) steamed snack item. It’s made for chickpea flour. Khaman is sometimes confused with dhokla - but the former is almost entirely made of chickpeas and dhokla is make with rice and lentils .This snack is very sponge and soft. So let’s check
Original recipe from Tarla dalal cookbook.
serve 12 pieces
1.      1 cup chickpea flour
2.      1 cup water
3.      1 tablespoon sugar
4.      1 ½ tablespoon semolina
5.      1/2 teaspoon citric acid powder or 2 tablespoon lime juice
6.      1/2 teaspoon salt
7.      1 teaspoon oil
8.      1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
9.      1 ½ teaspoon fruit salt
10.  Water for steaming
11.  Coriander for garnish 
For tempering:
1.      2 tablespoon oil
2.      1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
3.      Few curry leaves
1.      Combine the chickpea flour, sugar, salt, turmeric powder, semolina and water. Mix until batter is smooth. (If u need add 1 tablespoon water more).
2.      Leave this batter aside for 5 minutes.
3.      Prepare the steamer and grease a square or round pan to steam the khaman.
4.      Now add oil, citric acid in khaman batter and mix well.
5.      In this batter add fruit salt and little water than mix quickly.
6.      Pour the batter immediately into a greased 7" diameter pan and spread evenly.
7.      Line the kitchen towel to the steamer lid very tightly. 
8.      Steam in a steamer for 12 to 15 minutes or till the khaman are cooked.
9.      Open the lid carefully while holding the towel altogether.  Makes sure the water drops don’t come into contact with the khaman.
10.  Cool the khaman 10 minutes cut into squares.
11.  To temper, heat the oil in small pan and add mustard seeds.
12.  Fry till the seeds stop stuttering. Add curry leaves.
13.  Sprinkle this mixture all over the prepared khaman.Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve with Tamarind Chutney and Mint-Coriander Chutney.
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Jay said...

sounds tasty, unique n healthy..;)
Tasty Appetite

Deeksha said...

Looks soft n perfect. Yummy!

Shanthi said...

So soft and silky. Nice one.

easyfoodsmith said...

This is looking perfect!

Nava.K said...

Very nice and like how spongy it look, all the more lovely deco you have done.

Sushma Mallya said...

Daksha they have come out so perfect...yum:)

Aarthi said...

delicious dish.Thanks for the recipe

Cucina49 said...

That is just gorgeous (I love chickpeas), especially with the seed garnish!

eCBSE said...

You Know what I love Gujrati food. Actually I watch Saath Nibhana Saathiya serial where Gopi always make Dhokla for mother in law.

Torviewtoronto said...

this dhokla looks soft and delicious lovely to snack on

hemalata said...

Healthy recipe,looks so soft n tasty.

Jill @ MadAboutMacarons said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like this before. Looks amazing - interesting ingredients, too. Fruit salt? Lime and the turmeric sounds wonderful.

Adora's Box said...

This looks so delicious and fluffy. It is so interesting. We have steamed cakes in the Philippines but they are sweet. I like the toppings. The idea of serving it with chutneys sounds so appetizing.

Gina said...

This does look soft and yummy. I bet the chutneys are good on top of it. I have semolina flour in my pantry, will have to look for some chickpea flour. Hope you are having a great week.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Perfectly steamed cake! It sounds very healthy too!

Daksha said...

Thanks to my friends for your lovely words:).

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