Sev is traditional recipe which is equally popular across all states. Each one have their own way of making it. It is basic  deep fried snack item found in most houses. However, we never had this available round the year in our home. It was a diwali speciality for all.

2.5 cups Chickpea flour
1 cup Oil
1 cup Water
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn Carrom seeds(Ajwain)
1 tspn black pepper (optional)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
a pinch of turmeric (optional)
salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
1) Crush the ajwain and black pepper to a coarse powder
2) In a bowl, whisk the oil and water to form a frothy mixture
3) Add salt, ajwain,black pepper, hing to this and mix again.
4)Sift the chickpea flour with baking soda. Add the water and oil mixture to form a stiff dough. Add more flour, if required
5)Grease the press, fitted with the right shape mould. Form a dough ball and place it in the press.
) Heat the oil , reduce to low medium flame. Start pressing the dough to drop the sev directly in the hot oil. Form a nest swiftly.
7) Let it cook till light golden. Flip over and then remove and strain.
8) When cooled, slightly crush it.
9) Store in air tight container.


Srivalli said…
So wonderful that you made it at home Pradnya, we always make this for Deepavali as well..
Unknown said…
wow perfectly made delicious sev :) love the step bu step tutorial :)
Wow home made are always the best ! Good job ..
Priya Suresh said…
Love sev very much with a cup of tea, crunchy munchy snacks..
Chef Mireille said…
wow this was a great post - to make these yourself!
Harini R said…
I make this only on demand! Else I will be the one to munch on those!!
Unknown said…
cannot stop munching these!! so irresistible!!

Diwali has come early. Just love sev. Wonderful post.
Padmajha said…
I can still remember mom making it for diwali!I make it rarely though.Good job Pradnya...
preeti garg said…
Awesome.. Mandatory ingredient for every chaat..
Pavani said…
My mom used to make sev quite frequently while we were young. She still makes them now for us :-) Love this crunchy treat.
Gayathri Kumar said…
W used to make it every diwali during the preparation of mixture. It has turned out perfect...
Rajani S said…
I was staring at the last but one picture in the collage. It looked like a room and I was wondering why its there!! Now I know - its the oil reflecting the kitchen lights :D...

Sev is a great snack by itself, but I LOVE the thinner sev when it is sprinkled on top of chaats and poha and the like!
Archana said…
Love the sev. I rarely fry so most of the time its store brought sev for us. Will try making it this Diwali.

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