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How to Make Sev Khamni

Posted Jun 20 2011 4:05am

Preparation time – 7 hours and 10 minutes

Cooking time – 20 minutes

Serves – 4

Sev Khamni is traditional Gujarati break fast. It can be served as farsan also. This recipe is none fried version of Indian snacks.

Ingredients to make Sev Khamni:

Chana dal (gram dal) – 200 gram

Salt to taste

Citric acid – 1 tea spoon       

Crushed green chilies – 1 table spoon    

Crushed ginger – 1 tea spoon

Crushed garlic – 1 table spoon

Sugar – 4 tea spoon

Asafoetida (hing) – ¼ tea spoon

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Oil – 6 table spoon

Mustard seeds – 1 tea spoon

Raisins – 10- 15

Green chilly – 1

Water – ¾ cup


For garnishing:



Chopped coriander

Nylon sev

For chutney:


Crushed khaman – ½ cup

Coriander – ¼ cup

Green chilly – 3 to 4

Sugar – 1 tea spoon  


Method to make Sev Khamni:

  1. Soak gram dal for 6 – 7 hours in water. After soaking process is over crush it with least water, add green chili pest, ginger- garlic pest salt, 3 tea spoon sugar, turmeric powder, a pinch hing and citric acid while crushing.
  2. Beat for at least 5 minutes continuously.   Pour the mixture in a greased plate and cook on steam for 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Let it cool at room temperature for 2 – 3 hours.
  4. Crush it by hand.
  5. In a pan add 5 table spoons of oil and add mustard seed, while seeds crackles add chopped green chilly, hing, raisins   and water, while water is boiling add 1 tea spoon sugar and mix well.
  6. Now add crushed mixture in it and mix well.Transfer hot Sev Khamni in a serving bowl and garnish with, Pomegranate, coriander and nylon sev.
  1.   For making chutney crush all the material avoiding crushed khaman. While chutney is ready, mix it with crushed khaman and serve with Sev Khamni.

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