Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sev ( Fried Gram - flour Noodles )


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Sev is an anytime salty snack. These are basically fried noodles made with gram flour and spices. It is shaped with Sev press, a unique brass utensil equipped with different interchangeable disks. A fine-holed ( thick or thin ) disk is attached to the container and filled with the dough. Then it is pressed directly into the hot oil where it fries into crisp noodles.


 Sev ( Fried Gram - flour Noodles )
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Serves : 4 - 6 

Ingredients :
  • 150 gm.  besan ( Gram flour )
  • 1/2 tsp.  ajwain ( carom seeds )
  • 1 tsp.  red chillies powder
  • 3/4 tsp.  salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp.  hot oil
  • 3 fl.  oz. water ( or as required )
  • Oil for deep-frying
Method :
    • Sieve the gram flour into a bowl and add ajwain, chilli powder and salt. 
    • Add hot oil and then gradually add water.
    • Mix to a stiff paste ( Do not be tempted to add more water, this is meant to be a stiff paste ).
    • Heat the oil over a medium flame ( test it with a small bit of dough first ).
    • Grease your hands with some oil for ease in handling the dough. Grease the inside cylinder of the Sev press.
    • Fill the Sev press with dough. Screw the lid / top.
    • Holding the utensil over the hot oil, force the mixture through the holes by turning the handle.
    • As soon as noodles fall, slowly move the machine in a circular motion ( so that they do not stick together) to make a circle and finish when you come to center ( cut off the dough with your fingers).
    • Cook for about ( 1 - 2 minutes), then carefully turn the sev with the help of a large metal spoon. 
    • Cook another minute until crisp and lightly golden.
    • Remove and drain on a kitchen paper.
    • Repeat this process with the remaining dough.
    • Store as it is, or break into small pieces.
    • Store in an air-tight container.

    This goes to the Event My Legume Love Affair # 31 hosted this month by Simona of Briciole & created by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook , Deep Fried Snacks ,Serve It - Fried  started by hosted this month by Denny , Kid’s Delight – Crunchy snacks hosted this month by event by Srivalli

      Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

      7 comments :

      1. Yummy and crispy snacks. Thank you for linking this delicious snack with Any One Can Cook : )

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      2. Perfect munchies..they have come out soooo perfect!

        US Masala

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      3. Thank you Ayeesha & Aipi! Love these anytime :)

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      4. same sweet! :) I have the same sev press!
        Crunchy tea time snack!

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      5. Thank you Mahi. Well, I bought the sev press from an Indian market here. Still looking for recipes using other discs :)

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      6. What an interesting recipe! Thank you for showing photos of the whole process, so I also got to see the sev press. And thanks for contributing the post to MLLA!

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      7. Thank you so much Simona for liking it and hope you will try it someday! Thanks for stopping by :)

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