Sev are the yellow crispy Chickpea flour noodle bits you find in Bombay Mix but they are so much more to the savvy Gujju. We brighten up and lift breakfast dishes like makai and Khama dhokla by using sev to add a crunch factor to so many dishes. Master this basic and you will wow with the dishes you will be serving...watch this space!
Author: Mina Patel
Recipe type: Easy
- 1 cup Chickpea (besan) flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp oil
- Additional oil for frying
- Mix flour, salt and chilli powder.
- Add water sparingly to form a soft dough.
- Lightly grease hands to smooth the dough and set aside.
- Grease the inside of the sev maker and then place the dough in the machine.
- Place the oil over medium heat and test with a bit of dough dropped in - if it rises the oil is ready.
- Use the machine to gently make nests in the oil.
- When you've done a batch lower the machine in the hot oil to break the strands.
- Fry for a minute, turn and fry for another minute or so.
- Remove and repeat the process.
- You should get about six sev nests.
- Crumble and use as required.