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Like green chutney and khajur imli ki chutney, Sev is also an extremely important ingredient in the preparation of chaat items like Bhel, Sev Puri, etc. In fact, if you just top boiled sprouts or grated veggies with Sev, it gives the impression of a chaat item; that is how closely it is related to the chaat family! Interestingly, this ever popular savoury is made with minimal ingredients and a simple procedure, which you can easily master with just a little bit of practice. So, here we show you how...

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 cups
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1 1/4 cups besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp hot oil
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste
oil for greasing
oil for deep-frying

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl with approx. ¼ cup of water, mix well and knead into a soft dough. Keep aside.
  2. Grease the sev "press" mould with little oil, transfer the dough into it, press it properly and cover it with the lid.
  3. Press out thin strands of the sev into the hot oil, a few at a time and deep-fry on a slow flame till it turns very light brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Repeat step 3 to deep-fry the remaining sev in 3 more batches.
  5. Keep aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer the sev into a deep bowl and break into pieces using your fingers.
  7. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.

Handy tip:

  1. At step 1, while kneading the dough if you feel that the dough is too sticky, grease your hands with little oil and continue kneading. This will prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.

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 on 14 Oct 15 03:44 PM

This sev is just perfect. The look and taste both is exactly like we get readymade in the market.I tried this recipe at home and all my family members loved it. I didnt break the entire batch into pieces. i broke half batch into pieces and the remaining i just stored it as it is a air-tight container to use it as a dry snack with tea. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.
 on 31 Dec 11 05:47 AM

very easy sev recipe! Sev turned out awesome.