Sev is one of the most popular Indian jar snacks. It is a crisp deep-fried snack made with gram flour and other flavoring agents. A great variety of sev recipe is prepared to be it the very popular aloo sev, nylon sev etc. Sev is not only a great accompaniment to tea but is also used in a number of other recipes such as sev tamatar ki sabji, dahi sev puri etc. The best part about the besan sev is the ease of preparation. It is super simple to make using the namkeen/sev maker. Further it can be stored for up to a fortnight.
Gram flour (besan) is the main ingredient for the sev recipe. Gram flour is a very versatile ingredient. There are a number of recipes prepared using gram flour such as gatte ki sabji, pitod ki sabji; sweets such as the very popular besan ke ladoo, besan churma etc; snacks such as aloo pakora, besan chilla, etc.
Following are the ingredients required to make besan ki sev:
Gram Flour (besan): Most of the Indian namkeens are prepared using gram flour. The regular gram four has been used.
Oil: Of course oil is required to fry the namkeen; a spoonful of it is also added to the dough of namkeen.
Flavoring: Carom seeds (ajwain), black pepper, and turmeric powder and of course salt is used to flavor this simple besan sev. There are a number of variations of sev recipe. I am trying these and shall be posting them regularly on the blog.
Indian nasta recipes are much looked for! There are a number of jar snacks prepared by Indian mommies and stocked. Be it the stuffed mathri or poha chivda, Indian households always have some of these in their pantry.
Make it this Diwali and serve to your guests with a cup of tea.
1.This recipe makes approximately 1 and ½ cup of sev.
2.In a mortar add the spices i.e. 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain), ½ tsp black pepper powder (kali mirch), ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste or ¾ tsp salt.
3.Grind the spices.
4.In a mixing bowl add 1 cup of gram flour (besan), spices mix, 1 tbsp hot oil.
5.Use a fork to mix everything.
6.Once the mixture is not too hot, use fingers to mix everything to make a crumbly mix.
7.Add water gradually and make a soft and smooth dough.
8.Grease the namkeen maker with little oil and fix the sev making attachment with medium thickness.
9.Shape the dough into a log and put it in the namkeen maker. Simultaneously heat enough oil for frying.
10.Press and fry namkeen in medium hot oil.
11.Once it is firm flip it frequently. Fry till crisp.
12.Take out in a plate. And let it cool down.
13.Crush with hands.
14.Once it cools down completely, store in an air-tight container. Serve. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
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