Masala Sev

Think jar snack and sev is one of the first options that comes to mind. Popular all over India, with mild variations, sev is a crispy, thread-shaped snack made of besan dough. It has a melt-in-the-mouth texture and enjoyable flavour.

While plain sev is not very spicy, Masala Sev is a variant in which a bit of tongue-tickling spiciness is introduced using red chilli powder and asafoetida.

Make sure you cook the sev on a slow flame, and do not fry till the colour darkens to golden brown. It should only be a yellowish or light brown shade. Store in an airtight container and enjoy with hot tea whenever you wish!

Try these recipes also Sev Murmura and Sev .

Masala Sev

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Masala Sev recipe - How to make Masala Sev

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 3.5 cups
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2 cups besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp hot oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
oil for greasing
oil for deep-frying

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi stiff dough using enough water. Keep aside.
  2. Grease the sev "press" with the smallest holes with little oil, transfer the dough into it, press it properly and cover it with the lid.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, press out thin strands of the sev into the hot oil, a few at a time and deep-fry on a slow flame till it turns very light brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  4. Repeat step 3 to deep-fry the remaining sev in 3 more batches.
  5. Keep aside to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Transfer the sev into a deep bowl and break into pieces using your fingers.
  7. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.
Nutrient values per cup
Energy554 cal
Protein19.5 g
Carbohydrates56 g
Fiber14.3 g
Fat28.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A326.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.4 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B32.2 mg
Vitamin C0.9 mg
Folic Acid138.2 mcg
Calcium52.5 mg
Iron5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium68.6 mg
Potassium674.7 mg
Zinc1.6 mg


Masala Sev
 on 08 Mar 17 03:02 PM

A perfect tea time jar snack.. it is mildly spicy and also so easy to make.. i have made this in batches.. and stored it.. Thank you for this snack recipe..