July 30, 2020

Amiri Khaman | Sev Khamani

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This month's theme for our Shhh Secret challenge group on Facebook is Steamed Foods which was suggested by  Annu Kollon who has amazing and healthy recipes on her blog "Entethattukada" .I for one , fell for this name she has given to her blog , it is so catchy and attractive and will make everyone want to visit her blog . Among the many healthy recipes, what I loved the most was her No Milk , No sugar , No cornflour Banana and Almond flavor icecream . I have bookmarked it for trying and I would suggest you all to try it as well . An Icecream yet so healthy !! Bumper Bonus isn't it?? 

When myself and my partner for this month ,Sujata were discussing about the secret ingredients we must share with one another , this recipe struck to me instantly and I decided to go about with this for the theme.. Sujata ji  blogs at " Batter up with Sujata" and her blog is a buffet of various recipes and a nice melange of vegetarian , non vegetarian cuisines , Eggless bakes , authentic Bengali recipes and yummy cookies and healthy salads .All which have been explained in simple and easy way . I have book marked some of her recipes to try. Hope to do at earliest.  The first thing I plan to try is her yummy melt in mouth Gulab Jamuns. You must check her recipe and it will get you drooling right away .

Secret ingredients that we exchanged ;ginger & hing/Asafoetida is what she gave me and I gave her poppy seeds and curd . Check back this space to know more about a lip smacking recipe dished out by Sujata ji  and as usual  she has prepared an authentic Bengali recipe Channar Patauri which looks absolutely delectable and yummy. 

What is Amiri Khaman?
 Amiri khaman is a very unique way to use up left over dhoklas and it serves as a perfect tea time snack or even a breakfast .

The khaman is crumbled and sautéed with some spices and pomegranate pearls ,fine sev are garnished over this amiri khaman which give a nice crunch.  I was out of Pomegranate so have skipped using them here. 

Does this recipe taste good only with left over khaman?

There is no hard and fast rule that only left over khaman needs to be used, freshly prepared ones can also be used.  This time I exclusively made khaman to try out this recipe. 

How to prepare khaman/yellow dhokla?

You can look up the detailed recipe here 

Preparation Time - 5 mins 
**if khaman is ready 
Cooking Time - 7 to 8 mins
Serves - 2 to 3 
Complexity- simple

10 to 15 khaman pieces 
(Khaman recipe. - click here )
1 tsp ginger finely chopped
2 to 3 green chillies finely chopped
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin
1/2 tsp mustard /rai
8 to 10 fresh curry leaves 
2 tbsp fresh grated coconut 
1/2 tsp sugar
pinch of asafoetida 
Salt if required 
Handful of fine sev
Handful of Pomegranate pearls
Finely chopped coriander. 

**note - for this month's theme as it is "steamed foods" I specially made khaman for trying out Amiri Khaman and have not used left over dhoklas . I let them rest for about  1 hr so it is easy to crumble without the moisture .


Khaman (dhoklaa) freshly prepared and left for cooling before it can be crumbled. 

Crumble the khaman well until it appears grainy. 

Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard followed by jeera then curry leaves,green chillies and ginger . Lastly add hing and give it a quick stir.

Now add the crumbled khaman, little salt , sugar, pinch of haldi and mix it nicely. Sprinkle some water and cook covered for 2 to 3 mins.

Open the lid, add freshly grated coconut, chopped corriander .

Serve hot with a fresh garnish of sev and pomegranate pearls. I dint have pomegranate handy so haven't used it here. 

Linking this to our facebook group's secret challenge event for month of July 2020 - steamed foods 



  1. Amiri khaman is a new dish to me. Sounds absolutely flavorful and a great way to polish off the leftover khaman dhokla. Thanks for the share.

    1. Yes dear..but you can make this with freshly prepared ones too .do try and i am sure you will love it

  2. So delicious snack and a good way to use up the leftover dhokla..my gujarati collegue at work used to treat us with amiri khaman.. your's looks just perfect and now I am tempted to make it soon..

    1. thanks dear . Indeed this is very flavorful and spicy with extra green chillies added while tempering... love it with garam chai

  3. This is one of my most favourite things ever! I love the notes of sweet, spicy and sour this dish has, and you have totally nailed it. :) Now, I'm tempted to make Amiri Khaman soon too.b

    1. thanks a lot namesake..the gujju influence in us makes us love these dishes to the core isnt it ?

  4. Never tasted this amiri khaman. Loved the name. It can be a delicious makeover of leftover khaman dhokla. Looks super tempting and easy to make. Thanks for sharing a new recipe and also thanks for your lovely words about my blog.

    1. oh your blog is a treasure trove of dishes and it definitely needs that intro. I love your collection of Bengali sweets which I am a die hard fan.

  5. One of my favourite ways to eat khaman. I specially like to eat the leftover dhokla due to this.

  6. This is one of the best way to use up leftover dhoklas. Such a easy and delicious recipe.

  7. This looks so delicious. Never heard the name or tasted this. One more new dish to try out. Thanks

  8. I made Khaman recently and wanted to make ur dish, but the khaman got over :-) lol ... the amiri is so soft and succulent right? perfect with a cup of tea!

  9. This looks delicious and something new for me. I must make some extra dhoklas to make this dish.

  10. Great way to use leftover khaman, it looks very easy and yet very tasty recipe. Loved adding sev and idea of adding pomegranate on it.

  11. I love amiri khaman. Haven't made it in a while and you're tempting me to do so. Its an easy chaptpata dish to prepare and great as a an appetizer or for tea parties too.

  12. Interesting way to use left over Dhokla. Amiri Khamman looks scrumptious. Perfect snack option for Parties too. Lovely clicks.

  13. Amiri khaman looks so tempting and very innovative idea with leftover khaman.I made dhokla few days back only and I missed your recipe.Bookmarking it.

  14. I love the way you have simplified n summarized the recipe for me leftover dhokla stir-fry! My impression about amiri khaman was totally different. I must say I will never have leftovers as far as dhokla is concerned. So must hide some n try making your delicious recipe.

  15. I love this, As such, dokla is a happy all time recipe for my kids, they will be so excited with this for sure. Especially the sav topping. I will surely give this a try.

  16. Interesting.. This dish is new to me.. Love the idea of using dhokla this way.. I am sure gonna try this next time when I make dhokla. Thanks for sharing !

  17. Interesting amiri khaman and this dish is the useful stuff for everyone.The left over dhokla is always what we think over?? Such a wonderful idea to incorporate to a new dish.

  18. Looks best way to use the leftover khaman. So simple, quick and delicious breakfast or snack. I would love to have with lot of grated coconut.


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