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Besan Sev Recipe | How to make Sev | Crisp Indian Snack Recipe for Tea Time

Besan  sev is a savory Indian snack. It is very famous snack made during Diwali season. It is very easy to make these gram flour/ besan sev at home if you follow my simple instructions.

Besan sev is a crunchy, crisp and fried snack. You can shape them thin or thick noodles according to your choice. You can make them in bulk and store them in airtight container. They will be fine at least for 2-3 weeks.


besan sev
besan sev

Besan sev is made by mixing gram flour or besan with spices and then deep fried in hot oil. To make besan sev you need sev machine which is easily available in stores and is very easy to operate. You can make besan sev in different flavors. Today I have made them little spicy by using black pepper and red chilly powder but if you don’t like spicy you can skip them. You can also add dried mint leaf powder and amchur powder to give them totally different flavor.


When I was child I used to get new clothes, make rangolis on Diwali and mom used to make lots of savory and sweets snacks like kachoris, ghujias, sev, namak pare, gulab jamun and lots more. We used to exchange gifts and snacks with friends and families. So much of fun!! And to keep the tradition going here in USA I still do the same.


besan sev
besan sev

Besan ke sev is a great tea time snack and they can also be used in bhel, namkeen, on top of poha and papdi chaat. This Diwali do try them and I hope you like them.

How to make perfect basan ke sev at home:
1. Mix little baking soda this will make sev crunchy and fluffy.
2. Batter should be thick, lump free and smooth.
3. First fry sev in hot oil. Once they are firm turn them reduce the heat. Fry them by turning couple of times till they are crispy and crunchy
4. Make sure you cool them completely before storing them in container.

My favorite way of eating these sev is by mixing them with spicy green chutney and a hot cup of tea.

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Sev Recipe ( How to make Sev) | Crisp Besan ke sev for Chaats
 
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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 7-8
Ingredients
  • Besan ke Sev
  • Gram flour (Besan): 1 cup
  • Carom seeds: ½ tsp
  • Pepper corns: 8-10
  • Red chilly powder: ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
  • Baking soda: pinch
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Grind carom seeds and pepper corns to fine powder and keep it aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl take gram flour, ground masala, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, baking soda and salt. Mix them together.
  3. Now add little water at a time and make thick, smooth and lump free batter as shown in video.
  4. Now heat the oil in deep wok or karahi at medium high heat.
  5. Fill your sev machine with batter.
  6. Once oil is hot enough put sev in oil as shown in video.
  7. Fry them till they are little firm and then turn them and let them cook for a minute.
  8. Now reduce the heat to medium and fry them for some time till they are crisp from both side.
  9. Once sev are ready take them out and let them cool down.
  10. When sev are cold enough break them in small pieces with hands. You can also sprinkle some chat masala if you like.
  11. You can store them in airtight container for at least 2 -3 weeks.
  12. Enjoy them with green chutney and a cup of tea.
Notes
1. Mix little baking soda this will make sev crunchy and fluffy.
2. Batter should be thick, lump free and smooth.
3. First fry sev in hot oil. Once they are firm turn them reduce the heat. Fry them by turning couple of times till they are crispy and crunchy
4. Make sure you cool them completely before storing them in container.
 

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