Besan sev is a popular savory crispy snack, which is made on all festive occasions especially during Diwali. This is a quick and easy recipe. It goes well in chats, garnishing on poha or upma and to add in various chivda recipes. To make these sev you need a sevai maker which is a small gadget just as one used to make noodles.
Preparation Time – 5 mins
Cooking Time – 20 mins
Serving – about 2 cups
- 1 cup besan (gram flour)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
- Pinch of asafetida (hing)
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon hot oil for greasing
- 1 cup water or as required (to make dough)
- Oil for deep frying
How to go about it-
- In a bowl, add besan, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafetida and salt.Mix well.
- Add 1 tablespoon hot oil and mix well it will have crumbly texture.
- Add water in small quantity and make smooth and soft dough. Taste for the salt and chilli and add more if required.
- In the machine fix the mould with small holes and grease the inner surface of machine with oil. Transfer the dough in the machine, press it properly and close the lid.
- Now hold the machine over pan and turn the handle, thin sev will come out. As these strands start falling in the oil, slowly move the machine in circular motion.
- As you complete one circle, stop there and move the handle in the reverse direction to stop the sev coming out.
- Fry on both the sides on low flame and transfer it on the absorbent paper.
- Keep aside to cool for 5-10 minutes. Crush it and sev is ready.
- Transfer it into the air tight container and use as and when required.
- For a variation you can add, dry mango powder, mint powder or any other spice powder.
- Also you can add palak or mint puree while making dough to make palak pudhina sev .Same with tomato sev you can add tomato puree.
- Adjust the quantity of red chilli according to your taste of less or more spicy.
- While kneading the dough if you feel the dough is sticky, grease your hands with little oil and continue kneading. This will prevent the dough from sticking in your hand.