Instant khaman


Recipe by ruquaiya of gaborone, BW

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup chana flour(gram flour)
    • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
    • salt as per taste
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tsp green chilli paste or rings of 3 chillies
    • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • water
    • 1/2 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 packet eno powder regular flavour
    • little oil for greasing
    for garnishing at top
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
    • some whole chillies slit from middle
    • coriander leaves nicely chopped .
    • 8-10 curry leaves


    1. Take chana flour,cream of tarter,chillies rings,ginger garlic paste,lemon juice,sugar, salt in a bowl and mix well
    2. add water so as to make a pourable batter not too much watery not too much sticky
    3. Prepare a double boiler
    4. Grease the tin with very little oil in palm.
    5. Add eno powder in batter and mix make sure the better becomes lighter as u mix or else add a little bit of more water
    6. pour batter in greased tin .
    7. Put it in double boiler on high flame for 20 -25 min
    8. As it start leaving sides.nad looks done from top. check by putting a tooth pick from top.
    9. if the tooth pick comes out plain then it is done.
    10. remove from double boiler.allow it to cool a bit and make lines with knife so as to make pieces.
    11. take oil in a pan and add mustard seed once they start popping and curry leaves, coriander and whole chillies .mix well and pour evenly on the khaman mixture from top first and then turn the khaman upside down with spatula and pour this mixture again. put the tin on flame for a minute and serve hot