Recipe of Surati Khaman

This recipe of Surati Khaman details how to prepare this culinary delicacy from Surat. Since the dish is made from rice and yellow moong dal, it is nutritional and also provides for a filling meal. Recipe of Surati Khaman is best executed if the rice and dal used here is soaked overnight. Traditionally, Surati Khaman is served with hot coconut chutney.

Ingredients for Surati Khaman

  • 2 cup Rice
  • 2 cup Yellow moong dal
  • 2 cup Urad dal
  • 6 cups Sour buttermilk
  • 4 Green chillies chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp. Ginger (grated finely)
  • 1 tsp. Soda bicarbonate
  • 4 tbsp. Oil
  • 4 - 5 pinches Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • Salt as per taste

Method for Surati Khaman

  • Mix rice and yellow moong dal.
  • Wash the mix, drain water and spread to dry on a clean cloth for a 2 hours.
  • Grind to coarse flour in dry grinder or at the flour mill (Like semolina in texture).
  • Store properly in airtight container and use as needed.
  • To make Surati khaman, take 2 cup of this rice and dal flour in a bowl.
  • Mix with buttermilk, and blend well.
  • Leave aside for 5 hours.
  • Dissolve soda bicarbonate (eating soda) in the oil. Add to batter.
  • Mix all other ingredients except red chilli powder and coriander leaves.
  • Pour immediately in a 6 centimeter diameter greased plate.
  • Steam right over water either in a steamer or cooker.
  • Pierce with a knife to see if the knife comes out clean. Otherwise, let it be steamed more.
  • Sprinkle the chilli powder and coriander leaves and steam again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cut into squares or diamonds.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Last Updated on : 3/06/2013



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