Kara Sev / Masala Sev Recipe

 “Sev” are like crunchy, salty and spicy noodles, which can be eaten throughout the day! A perfect Diwali snack to enjoy the extended home stay!

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes
Complexity : Easy


  • Besan flour / Gram flour- 2 cups
  • Salt- 1tsp
  • Chilly powder- 1tsp
  • Ajwain- 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil – Around 2 cups for deep fry


  1. Sieve besan flour, crush ajwain coarsely using mortar and pestle. Keep them aside.
  2. In a large bowl add sieved besan flour, salt, red chilly powder, crushed ajwain and 2 tsp oil ( optional )
  3. Mix it well first, then add water to make besan flour dough. It will be sticky. The consistency of the dough should be just like chapati dough.
  4. If you feel that the dough is too sticky, grease your hands with little oil and continue kneading
  5. Now use your Sev Maker machine with disk which has small holes (Use no 4 plate)
  6. Heat the oil in a Kadai on medium flame for deep frying
  7. Now fill the Sev Maker with dough and close it tightly
  8. Hold the Sev maker and release the sev directly into the oil. While releasing, move the Sev Maker in circular motion so that the sev is evenly distributed inside the Kadai.
  9. The oil will start sizzling as soon as the sev comes in contact with it. Flip all the sev and fry the other side
  10. Frying should continue until the sizzling reduces in the oil and Sev turns light brown from all the sides
  11. Remove the Sev from Kadai and drain excess oil using absorbent paper
  12. Repeat steps above for the remaining three batches of Sev
  13. Keep aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes
  14. Transfer the sev into a deep bowl and break into pieces using your fingers
  15. For masala version : Sprinkle black salt, chili powder, cumin powder, salt and mix well
  16. Store in an air-tight container


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