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16 Aug


Khayam is usually mixture of around 10 spices. It is a favorite of Lord Krishna. The following recipe is a simpler version of khayam with 5 ingredients. Spices are fried in ghee and ground into mixture with jaggery and made into small balls. khayam is stores for few days.
Makes: around 10 Servings of Khayam.


Ajwain / Carom Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 Tbsp
Black Peppercorns 4
Dry Ginger a tiny Piece
Jaggery 6 Tbsps
Ghee 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Heat ghee in a small pan on low heat, add all other ingredients except jaggery.
Fry till the spices turn golden in color and remove from heat.
Cool the roasted ingredients into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Then add the jaggery and grind again.
Form small balls with the ground spice mixture.
Serve khayam.
Notes: Make sure not to burn any of the ingredients while roasting.

Suggestions: Adjust jaggery according to spice level.
Variations: Add more dry ginger or carom seeds for hotter version.
Other Names: Khayam.