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  • Writer's pictureVaishali A. Patel

Sev Khamani by Manjari

Updated: May 3, 2021

Manjari learned how to make Sev Khamani from her mother with a few personal tweaks. Its made vegan and naturally gluten-free! Sev Khamani is popular all around the state of Gujarat. You find it on the streets, people's houses, and restaurants as appetizers. This recipe is a mouth-watering and refreshing snack. The recipe is made with chana dal and garnished with sev, cilantro, and pomegranate. Along with the softness of the dal, the sev adds a crispy-crunchy texture. The pomegranate and cilantro what makes it refreshing. Next time you think about making Sev Khamani, why not try making it with Manjari's recipe!

Sev Khamani Recipe

Makes: 2-4 servings

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 - 30 minutes

Recipe by Manjari



  • 2 cups of chana dal

  • 4-5 of fenugreek seeds

  • 2 liters of water

  • 1/4 cup of water

  • 2 tablespoon of grated ginger

  • 1-2 of chopped chilies

  • 1/4 cup of oil (I used avocado)

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon of fruit salt like Eno

  • 4 tablespoons of oil

  • 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds

  • 1 teaspoon of hing (Asafoetida)

  • 20 - curry leaves

  • Juice from one lemon

  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup


  • Soak chana dal, fenugreek leaves and water for a minimum of 8 hours. 

  • Drain and rinse chana dal and reserve 1/2 cup or more before grinding the rest in a food processor or blender with some water to create a smooth gritty batter. 

  • Add ginger, chilies, oil, salt, turmeric, and the reserved whole chana dal and combine. 

  • Add the fruit salt and stir thoroughly before adding to you pan for steaming. 

  • Steam for 20 minutes on medium to high heat. 

  • Once the batter has steamed and cooled slightly move on to the last step the vaghar.

  • Add oil to a hot pan. Once it’s hot add mustard seeds and let them pop. Followed by curry leaves and hing. 

  • Add the khamani to the pan and sauté gently.

  • When all the ingredients are incorporated add lemon juice and maple syrup. 

  • Finish with a great serving of sev for a perfect crunch and top with the garnish of your choice. Green chutney optional.

Hope you like it! Share your thoughts!

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