Sweets go well with savoury snacks! Hence, I have made some spicy and flavourful Masala Sev for Diwali🎊🎊 you can even make some Chaklis, Kurkuri Masala Puri or Maska Mathri! These are very easy to do..and so delicious 😁😁 I can’t stop munching on them…😉
Although my mom used make these during Diwali, I never learnt to make them from her! Lol! And understanding how to go about these on a phone call isn’t my cup of tea…😝🙏🙏 so I looked everywhere and found a very good recipe with perfect instructions! Just what I needed! They are crispy and quite spicy….perfect when you have binging on sweets on day long!
I could make them very easily on my first attempt almost 2 years ago…each year I add different spices to make it in different flavours. Here I will share a basic version, however, you can make alterations in the spices to your liking. Let’s get started…
Yield: 1 large bowl
Equipment: kitchen press, a wok, a slotted spatula, a mixing bowl, measuring cups/ spoons.
1 cup Besan (chickpea flour)
2 tbsp refined oil
A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp black pepper pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp roasted cumin pwd
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp citric acid pwd (optional)
Salt to taste
oil to fry
lukewarm water as needed
Take besan in a mixing bowl, add all the spices and season with salt as well. Give it a mix. Add the oil and use lukewarm water to make a loose dough. The dough should be softer than that of roti (the dough should feel slightly sticky when u touch it, I used about 1/2 cup water). Let the dough rest for 30 mins.
Heat sufficient oil in a wok for frying.
Then, after resting it for 30 mins, fill the kitchen press with the dough and fit the plate with larger holes for thick Sev (see the pic above for reference). And slowly drop the dough into the hot oil from the press.
Fry the sev on medium flame until it turns golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain it on kitchen tissues. Repeat for the remains dough too. That’s it….it’s ready 😬 I usually serve these with some mango pickle! Tastes really yummy👌
These keep well for 10-15 days in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Adapted from Nisha Madhulika