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Surti Sev Khamani

Manini Badlani
0 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Surti Sev Khamani RECIPE

This is a typical breakfast from Surat, Gujarat. It is now a staple snack too and available everywhere in Surat and a few other cities mainly in Gujarat

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Others
  • Gujarat
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 500 gms chana dal
  2. 3 tbsp oil
  3. 2 tbsp ghee
  4. 1 small piece ginger
  5. 10 green chillies
  6. 3 cloves of garlic
  7. 3 tbsp sugar
  8. 1 tsp haldi
  9. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  10. 1 tsp roasted jeera
  11. a pinch of hing
  12. salt to taste
  13. For garnishing:
  14. chopped dhania leaves
  15. finely chopped onions
  16. finely chopped raw mango
  17. achaar (optional)
  18. lemon juice (optional)
  19. sev (the finer type)


  1. Soak the chana dal for 3-4 hours in warm water or overnight.
  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 jeera, a pinch of hing and stir for 2-3 seconds.
  5. Mix the ground dal and the paste.
  6. Add it and sauté on a low-medium heat until the oil starts separating. (if dal is too dry you can add more oil while sauteing)
  7. Add salt, sugar and lemon juice according to your taste.
  8. Take it off the heat and add ghee and mix well.
  9. Garnish with sev just before serving (not before) and enjoy.

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