Thursday, 13 February 2014


Sev is a common snack available almost everywhere in India. It can be eaten alone or be form a topping with many chats. In its simplest form it is flavoured with chilli and salt but you may add other ingredients like Methi (Fenugreek) or Garlic. I am sure there are several other varieties made by specialists. It is an addictive snack and often served at Indian restaurants while you are sipping a cool beer or any other tipple! 

In the UK one can buy from any Indian store. However, I was lucky to be present when sev were being made at my relatives home and I found they were relatively easy to prepare. They keep for several weeks in an air tight container. I am giving you the recipe for the simple salty sev but you may want to experiment and add Methi, palak or garlic.

Sev Mix

  • 1 cup Gram flour
  • 1 ½ tsf Salt
  • 1 tsf Ajwain
  • 1 tsf Chilli powder
  • 3 tbsf Oil for the mix
  • Oil for deep frying

Sev being Fried

  1. Mix all ingredients except oil for frying with some water to make the mix soft. (see picture)
  2. Heat the oil in a wok for frying.
  3. Put the gram flour mix in the sev maker mold.
  4. Once the oil is hot using the sev maker dispense the sev in the oil and fry till golden brown. Once done take them out on a kitchen paper to soak away the oil. Now you can keep the sev in a airtight container.
Ready to eat!

This is an excellent munchie, goes well with drinks in the evenings.

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