Surti Sev Khamani


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1.olive oil produces a nice crust and will not burn as quickly, but also doesn’t leave as rich a flavor
2. sev gets soggy if you let it sit for a while)
3. dish can be reheated in microwave or in pan. sprinkle little water and cover it while heating.

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Surti Sev Khamani recipe - How to make Surti Sev Khamani

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1 lb chana dal (split Bengal gram)
4 tbsp olive oil
1 small piece ginger (adrak)
5 to 10 green chillies
3 cloves of garlic (lehsun)
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
coriander (dhania) leaves (garnishing)
100 gms Sev

  1. Soak the chana dal for 3-4 hours in warm water.
  2. Drain the water and grind the chana dal coarse. make sure that the dal is not crushed very fine. add water if needed while grinding.
  3. Grind chillies, garlic, ginger and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in the non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, when sizzle add pinch of asafetida stir 2-3 seconds.
  5. Add grinded chana dal to the oil. sauté it on low-medium heat until the oil starts separating. (if dal is too dry you can add more oil while sauting)
  6. Add chilly ginger garlic paste to the pan and sauté it for 3-4 minutes until the flavor of raw garlic is subtle.
  7. Add salt, sugar and lemon juice per taste. mix well. take it off the heat and add sev
  8. Garnish with choped coriander/celentro leaves.
  9. Serve hot, sprinkle fine thin sev when serving. (sev gets soggy if you let it sit for a while)

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This recipe was contributed by ccbavishi on 30 Sep 2018

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Surti Sev Khamani
 on 24 Nov 17 07:04 PM

This recipe is amazing! Thank you. At first it didn''t seem like it was going to work becuase my dal was dry as stated in step 3. But after adding all the other ingredients and letting it cook for some time, it tasted amazing. I couldn''t believe myself. Thank you! This recipe is a keeper!
Surti Sev Khamani
 on 01 Feb 16 02:23 PM

Surti Sev Khamani
 on 11 Jan 16 08:32 PM

Yes this recipe is very good, economical and time saving dish for morning breakfast. Its very delicious and lightweight and compact and nourishing. Thanks a lot Tarlaji.