Ingredients to make Khaman:

Salt to taste

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp coconut scraped

A pinch asafetida

2 tbsp oil

100 gm Bengal gram divide (chana dal)

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

2 - 3 green chilies

4 - 5 curry leaves

1 tsp sugar powdered

1 inch ginger

250 gm cucumbers

2 tsp coriander leaves chopped


-Dry roast the chana dal for 2-3 minutes on a high flame .Heat up and then soak in water for 8-10 hours.

-Remove and dry grind coarsely.

-Take off the cucumber and shred.

-Mix in salt and keep it aside in a round dish for half an hour.

-Take off the ginger and grind it with green chilies.

-Remove out all the water from the cucumber.

-Mix chana dal, cucumber, ginger-green chili paste and little more salt if required.

-Mix in cut coriander leaves, scraped coconut, lemon juice, powdered sugar and mix well.

-Heat up oil in a pan.

-Mix in mustard seeds, asafetida and curry leaves.

-When it starts crackling, mix in this tempering on salad and mix.