Besan Sev

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Besan sev is a  popular non-spicy, savory, crispy snack, which is made in almost every household in India. These noodle-like Sev are so tasty that when you start munching, it’s often difficult to stop.  This is a quick and easy recipe. I usually make it in bulk as it stays fresh for months.  They are made on all festive occasions. My kids really love this non-spicy sev……………


  • 4 cups besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tsp carom seeds crushed (ajwain)
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili powder, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida (hing)
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • Oil to fry
  • Also need sev maker




  • Mix all the dry ingredients together, besan carom seeds, red chili, black pepper, and asafetida. Add the oil and mix it well.
  • Add the water slowly to make soft and smooth dough. Dough should be very sticky, Cover the dough and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
  • Grease the sev maker with attachment. Place enough dough to fill the cylinder of sev maker and close.
  • On other side, heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat, frying pan should have about one inch of oil.
  • Oil should be moderately hot, Now hold the sev maker over frying pan, press the handle, sev will start coming out in to the oil.
  • As sev is coming, slowly move the sev maker in circular motion.
  • Fry both sides till they become light golden brown, and oil will stop sizzling. Sev is ready. Remove it using slotted spoon.
  • Take them out over paper towel lined plate. And continue the same process for remaining dough.
  • Let the sev cool completely, as it cools they will become crispy. Break sev lightly with your hand and sev is ready to serve.
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