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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Amiri Khaman (Khamani) | Gujarati Savory Snack | Left Over Dhokla Snack

The other day I was watching a video in National Geographic where they show the Haitians making 'dirt cookies' and feeding themselves on those just to fight hunger.These dirt cookies are nothing but mud,salt stirred in with some shortening which are flattened as cookies and left in the hot sun to dry for 2-3 days.This then dries up and they sell it in the near by towns and feed their family.The dirt has all parasites and toxins and has no nutritional value.That's the plight of human beings in that part of the world where they don't even get one full healthy meal a day.I really hope for a better tomorrow for them with a healthy balanced diet.I'm thankful to God for providing us a better place to live.I hate wasting a morsel of food and so always try out ways to use up left overs.
Today's snack is all about left over dhokla.Amiri Khaman(Khamani is also the name of this snack as per my gujju frenz) is a Gujarati snack made with left over Dhokla.I usually don't end up having left overs with dhokla but that day,kids had a birthday party and so they were full and so weren't in a mood to have snacks and that's how I ended up having left over dhokla.Just like any other food blogger would agree with me,my search began which finally gave results too.To be frank,I knew nothing about this snack unless I saw it here.Am glad that I gave that a try and its really a great remake of dhokla and kids really loved more than dhokla like upma sprinkled with sugar.I think next time kids would definitely ask for making dhoklas just to convert to amiri khaman.This is a simple guilt free snack that you can make with very less oil and enjoy !!

Preparation time~10 mins
Cooking time~2 mins
Serves ~2-3 adults
Recipe source~here
dhokla 8-10
grated coconut 2tbsp
pomegranate seeds  2tbsp
sev 3tbsp
chopped cilantro/coriander leaves chopped 2tbsp
powdered sugar 1tbsp

to temper 
oil 1tbsp
mustard seeds 1tsp
green chillies finely chopped 2
garlic sliced 1clove/1 tsp
asafoetida powder/kayam podi/ hing 1/8 tsp

  • Crumble the dhokla in a bowl,keep aside.(If you are using left over refrigerated dhokla then steam the dhokla first and then crumble.Helps to soften the dhoklas)
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds.Add in the sliced garlic and green chillies.Saute until green chillies gets wilted.Switch off flame.
  • Mix the tempering with the crumbled dhokla.Add in pomegranate seeds,grated coconut and chopped cilantro and powdered sugar.
  • Add the sev finally(I haven't used) when you serve as it may turn soggy.

*The original recipe calls for 1tbsp each of pomegranate seeds and grated coconut but I used more as I didn't use sev.
*I used sugar only for kids and tastes great without sugar too as dhokla has mild sweetness.

If you have any of the below mentioned left overs,remake them in a healthy snack -
*overcooked rice-crispy rice balls
*left over dosa batter-kuzhi paniyaram, Punugulu
*left over idlis-idli upma, Baked Idli fry
*left over cooked rice-lemon rice, egg fried rice


Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

we called it Khamani, we gujju think of money all the time, so why wasting crumbs of khaman and thats how this dish born, i had it on my blog too. looks yummy feel like making it again.

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Its an easy and tasty snack

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

I can finish that whole bowl of khaman..very delicious

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

This is something new to me.. Looks delicious, nice way to use up leftover dhokla..

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

yeah Julie this is known as Khamini. it served with papaya chutney. Guju roots u see ;)
Love that u used leftover dhokla here :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Linsy Patel Thanks Linsy,that was new piece of info..will update :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shweta Agrawal Thanks Shweta for the info..good to know about a unique papaya chutney..interesting,will try that sometime :)

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Super tempting it looks..just loved the pics...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious snack from left over dhokla.... :)

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks quite tasty :)

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

colourful n yummy

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and tempting snack.. good way to use up the left overs!