Khaman in the Instant Pot
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Ask any Gujarati person what Khaman is and you’re guaranteed to get some sort of comment about how delicious this regional snack is! Khaman is a spicy steamed chickpea flour cake eaten most commonly with a piping hot cup of chai. Traditionally, you have to wait over a steaming pot with a timer to cook this delicacy. Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can walk away and have a delicious fluffy tray of khaman ready to eat in no time.
Serves: 4
  1. Add two cups of water in the steel liner of the Instant Pot
  2. Place the trivet inside of the steel liner
  3. Turn on the Instant Pot to SAUTE mode
  4. Place the greased steel container on top of the trivet
  5. Wait for the water to come to a boil and steam to produce
  6. In a bowl mix together the flour, lemon juice, oil, sugar, salt, turmeric, green chilies and ginger
  7. Add 1 cup water
  8. Whisk the batter well until no lumps are left
  9. Once there is steam coming out of the Instant Pot, add the eno/fruit salt to the batter
  10. Mix well until the batter becomes frothy
  11. Carefully pour the batter into the greased container
  12. Place lid on pot and lock
  13. Close vent on lid to prevent steam from escaping
  14. Set pot to STEAM mode
  15. Set timer to 15 minutes
  16. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes after the timer goes off (NPR)
  17. Manually release any residual steam by opening vent on the lid
  18. Open the lid and be careful not to allow any of the water in the lid to get onto the cooked khaman
  19. Use a sansi/pakkad/pot handler to remove the steel container on to a pot holder
  20. Prepare the tempering mix by heating oil in a pot, adding rye (mustard seeds) and sesame seeds and allowing them to pop
  21. Using a spoon, add the tempering mixture evenly over the khaman
  22. Using a knife, cut the khaman into square or diamond shapes
  23. Remove from the tray using a spatula
  24. Garnish with grated coconut and chopped cilantro
  25. Serve and Enjoy!!
Serving suggestion
Serve for breakfast or as a snack with a hot cup of chai or coffee.

You may add long slices of spicy peppers to the tempering mix and place on top of the khaman

You may use Gits Khaman Mix as well instead of the chickpea flour.

There are no onions or garlic in this recipe.

This recipe is completely vegan.
Recipe by Instapottin' With Poonam at