sev for chaats {gluten free}

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Sev a popular Indian fried snack,  is one of the main ingredients for chaat recipes. Its basically thin noodles tempered with spices and flavours.

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If you are quite interested in sweating in the kitchen like me , then this is the one to try !! Really…, one of the most easily available snacks at any supermarket in India or Indian stores {if you live abroad}. But , it was one of those days where it called me “Make Me…Make Me” 🙂 . I had this craving for chaat and no Sev at home. Instead of letting go of the craving,  I decided to make Sev. Its not complicated at all.Very easy and with one cup of Chickpea/Besan flour , you can have lots for chaat and save the rest in an airtight container.  I have made the basic version of Sev as I wanted to use it for chaat. There are many variations you can try like adding chilli powder, spinach puree or mint puree for a totally different taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chickpea flour/Besan
  • 1/2 tsp Salt { I have added less of salt as I will be using this in Chaat recipe}
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida/Hing
  • 1 tablespoon Hot Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Oil for Frying
  • Water for kneading

Method

  • In a big bowl , add besan , salt, hing, turmeric and salt.
  • Add hot oil and mix well using little by little water.
  • Form a soft dough and not too tight.
  • Heat oil for frying in a big pan.
  • Load the dough into a chakli maker and use the thinnest sev mould available.
  • Press the dough directly into hot oil.
  • Do not crowd the pan , as Besan gets fried very fast and it may turn black.
  • Once its done, gently topple it over and fry till its golden in colour.
  • Using a flat big spatula, gently remove it from the oil and transfer it onto a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the dough.
  • Once completely cool, store it in an airtight container.
  • Crumble a few of them to add to chaat.

Note:- Oil should be medium hot.
If you feel the dough is tight add a few tsp of water and again kneed it.

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Heap of Spice

daughter, daughter in law , wife, mother of two, sister ,aunt , homemaker 😃

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