Besan Sev

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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.

Besan Sev (1)

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

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How to go about it-

  1. In a bowl, add besan, black pepper powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafetida and salt.Mix well.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon hot oil and mix well it will have crumbly texture.
  3. Add water in small quantity and make smooth and soft dough. Taste for the salt and chilli and add more if required.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. As you complete one circle, stop there and move the handle in the reverse direction to stop the sev coming out.
  7. Fry on both the sides on low flame and transfer it on the absorbent paper.
  8. Keep aside to cool for 5-10 minutes. Crush it and sev is ready.
  9. Transfer it into the air tight container and use as and when required.

sev collage


  • 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.

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