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.
- 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
- Mix all ingredients except oil for frying with some water to make the mix soft. (see picture)
- Heat the oil in a wok for frying.
- Put the gram flour mix in the sev maker mold.
- 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.