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Friday, September 26, 2014

Sev (Hot & Spicy) | Indian Savory Snack

Sev is a deep fried snack,noodle like strands made with gram flour and is popular in India for garnishing chats.Though the thinnest mold makes the best sev but in my mold the thinnest is quite thick and so they look almost similar to mixture.Anyways if I get hold of a thin mold sooner,will update pics.Sorry that I couldn't click step by step pics as this was made as a quick snack for kids,will update as and when I make again.Apart from the looks,the taste is just the same as store brought and so kids loved it very much.This hardly requires any preparation time and can be made ready before hand too.Do give this a try and enjoy over your chats or just like that !!!

Adapted  here
bengal gram flour/ besan/kadalamavu 2 cups
black pepper powder 1/3 tsp
asafoetida/ hing 1/4 tsp
red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
garlic powder 1/4 tsp(optional)
hot cooking oil 1 tsp
water 1/2cup + 2 tbsp
oil for deep frying

  • Sift the flour,spice powders,hot cooking oil and salt.Stir well to mix evenly.
  • Add water(1/2 cup )to knead smooth dough.Add another tbsp or 2tbsp of water if required.Adjust salt and add if any required.
  • Use the smallest(thinnest) hole in the mould,fit it with it.(I had slightly bigger hole ones as that was the only available with me,but ideally sev is always thinner)
  • Scoop out dough using a spoon and place in moulds.
  • In the mean time,heat oil 1" deep in a pan/kadai and wait till the oil is hot.(see notes)
  • Hold the mould above the oil and make concrete circles till you cover the whole surface.Using a slotted spoon turn both sides till its turns crisp and golden brown.(Always cook on medium flame)
  • Drain on a paper towel and repeat this process of frying till you finish the whole dough.
  • Wait to cool and then crush gently with hands to desired length.
  • Serve with chai just like that or in bhel puri chat or in  golgappa(pani puris) !!

* The oil shouldn't be too hot nor under heated as well.Just drop a tiny bit in the oil and watch it fluff up to the surface of oil.This is the correct time to know oil is hot.
* If you don't use garlic or don't like the flavor of garlic please leave it out.If you don't find garlic powder,use crushed garlic.

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Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

spicy sev!!!!!!!!!!love it

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Tasty and tempting sev!

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

nice snack.. ready to have it any time..

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

you already started to make snacks for diwali or what? just kidding, this i can eat any time of the year.

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

It seems very easy and looks crispy. Perfect snack. Have a very gook weekend.

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Sev looks yummy ..You added pepper too to make it kara sev ..

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

tempting sev n beautiful presentation!!!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect and so yum!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips


Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy snack....

Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

can munch this anytime...crispy and yummy

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect snack with tea...Loved it

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like the pic is inviting me to come and taste this yummy sev.super tempting click

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Its one of those snacks which falls in to the caategory of " No one can eat just one " Adipoli !!