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.