Nylon khaman recipe

Khaman recipe – This is the popular Gujarati delicacy made from gram flour. Today I am sharing Instant version of it which can be ready in only 20 minutes.

Khaman recipe (How to make khaman), Nylon khaman dhokla recipe

Traditionally the batter is prepared before 10-12 hours or overnight and kept it for fermentation. Since this is quick method, we will be using eno fruit salt.

This is really soft, spongy, porous, fluffy and smooth in texture like nylon. Hence it is also known as Nylon khaman recipe.

It has combination of slightly sweet, tangy and spicy taste and flavors.

Many people refer this snack as khama dhokla recipe. But that is not correct. Khaman and dhokla are two different dishes. There is no such dish combined khaman dhokla.

Dhokla are less spongy and fluffy compared to this one.

There are many different varieties of khaman e.g. vati dal na khaman, amiri khaman, sev khamani, masala khaman and so on.

Adapted from – Gujarati language written cookbook

Check out other Gujarati snack recipes
Instant dhokla  //  Khichu  //  Methi muthia  //  Makai no chevdo


How to make khaman recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) First grease a thali or plate using little oil. Bring water to a boil in the steamer. While it is getting ready prepare the batter.

2) Take dry ingredients (besan, sooji, salt, citric acid) in a bowl and mix.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

3) Add grated ginger, green chilies and oil. Again mix properly.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

4) Now make lump free batter by adding little water at a time.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

5) Sprinkle fruit salt on the batter and then few drops of water on it. it will start to bubble up.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

6) Immediately stir it, BE QUICK and pour into prepared thali or pan.  Steam it for 13-15 minutes on medium heat.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

8) While khaman are steaming, make tadka. Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds, let them pop. Add sesame seeds, let them splutter.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

9) Then fry green chilies in it for a minute. Turn off the heat and let it cool for a minute or two.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

10) Then pour 1/2 cup of water in the tadka and add sugar. Stir it till sugar dissolves.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

11) Now check the khaman by inserting a knife or toothpick. If it comes out clean then it is ready. Remove it from the steamer.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

12) After a minute or two, cut them up into squares.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

13) Pour that tempered water evenly on to fluffy khaman. It will soak all the water and will become moist and flavorful.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

14) Finally garnish with coconut and chopped cilantro.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

15) Remove the square pieces into a serving plate and enjoy.
Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

Serving suggestion: This can be served as a snack with cup of hot tea or as such. This is usually served as a farsaan (side accompaniment) along with your meal.

Tips to make perfect khaman –

  • Always steam them on medium heat.
  • As soon as eno bubbles up, do things quickly. Immediately pour into pan and steam.
  • It will come out dry if your besan is old. If it happens, add more water in tempering.
  • Use spoon to pour tadka on top, so your can pour on all the surface evenly, and so every piece of khaman get chance to absorb water and thus it will become moist.

Khaman recipe (How to make khaman), Nylon khaman dhokla recipe

Khaman Recipe | Nylon Khaman | Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe
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Khaman recipe (Gujarati nylon khaman recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 Servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For khaman recipe:

  • 1 cup Besan (gram flour)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Sooji (rava or semolina) sooji
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 2 Green chilies chopped finely or crushed into mortar, pestle
  • ½ teaspoon Citric acid (nimboo ful) you can replace it with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons Eno fruit salt

For tadka (tempering) :

  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 2-3 Green chilies sliced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ cup Water

For garnishing:

  • 1 tablespoon Desiccated coconut or freshly grated coconut
  • few Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely

Instructions

Making nylon khaman recipe:

  1. First grease a thali using little oil. I have used 9 inch round cake pan. Make sure that your pan or thali has sides with 1 1/2 inch height.
  2. Bring water to a boil in the steamer. While it is getting ready prepare the batter.
  3. Take besan, sooji, salt and citric acid in a bowl and mix.
  4. Add ginger paste, green chilies and oil. Again mix properly.
  5. Now make lump free batter by adding little water at a time.
  6. Sprinkle fruit salt on the batter. Sprinkle few drops of water on it and it will start to bubble up.
  7. Immediately stir the batter and pour into prepared thali or pan.
  8. Steam it for 13-15 minutes on medium heat.
  9. check the khaman by inserting a knife or toothpick. If it comes out clean then it is ready. Remove it from the steamer.
  10. After a minute or two, cut them up into squares.

Making tempering or tadka:

  1. Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds, let them pop. Add sesame seeds, let them splutter.
  2. Then throw in some green chilies, fry for a minute. Turn off the heat and let it cool for a minute or two.
  3. Then pour 1/2 cup of water in the tadka and add sugar. Stir it till sugar dissolves.
  4. Pour that tempered water evenly on to fluffy khaman. It will soak all the water and will become moist and flavorful.
  5. Finally garnish with coconut and chopped cilantro.

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