November 1, 2013 in snacks savoury
Sev, a savoury snack made using chickpea flour, has become almost as popular as samoosas and is very easy to make. I am sharing a family recipe which is fool proof. Diwali preparations in my home always include sev and nuts – the only problem is trying to prevent the family (including myself) from finishing this snack before Diwali. It’s very moreish.
I am including a picture of the gadget used to make sev. My machine looks pretty banged up – my mum gave me this machine about 30 years ago – and it’s pretty well used and still going strong. The gadget is quite versatile in the sense that there about 6 different moulds that can be used to make a variety of savoury snacks.
500gr chickpea flour
1 tsp salt
1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 Tablespoons butter ghee
+- ¼ cup water
Sunflower oil for frying
Sift chickpea flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a container.
Add the butter ghee and rub into the flour to form breadcrumbs.
Add sufficient water to form a thick batter.
Pour sufficient oil into a frying pan to deep fry the batter.
Place some of the batter into a sev machine (I have used a mould with big holes for this sev – you can also use the mould with smaller holes to make a thinner sev).
Pipe directly into the hot oil and fry until crisp and remove when just starting to brown.
You can add fried peanuts to the sev and season according to taste with salt and chilli powder.