November 6, 2015

Plain sev recipe

Plain sev in a serving plate
Plain sev recipe - Here is  another delicious crispy snack which is made during Deepavali festival. Plain sev is often made with different versions in all over India for regular use as well as festive occasions. There are many variations of sev like potato sev, tomato sev, palak sev, plain sev etc. There are two versions of making plain sev.

In the first version, sev is made using only besan (split bengal gram flour) and in another version it is made by using rice flour in combination with besan. I have adopted the second method. Either way it tastes great. This is a simple and easy snack which requires only few ingredients which is readily available in the kitchen.

Usually, it is served with number of mouthwatering sweets like karanjidry fruits barfi,  badam barfidoodh pedabesan ladoowheat flour ladoorava ladoo and snacks such as khara sevtikhat shankarpali, sweet shankarpali and chakli. While preparing the dough for plain sev, make sure that it should not be too stiff or too watery. To make a crispy sev, you need to knead the dough to thick and smooth consistency. 

Plain Sev Recipe

Prep time : 15 mins    
Cook time : 15 mins    
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Savoury Snack
Cuisine : Indian  
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients
  • 2 cups split bengal gram flour / besan
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1½ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • 3/4 tsp salt or as required
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Oil for deep frying

Method

  1. Grind the ajwain with 1/4 cup of water to a smooth paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put the besan in a large bowl. Add the rice flour and salt. Mix well till both the flour and salt combine well.
  3. Add the butter and ajwain paste. Knead it to a smooth dough adding little bit of water.
  4. Take a chakli maker mould and fix small whole plate to it. Fill the above prepared dough till 3/4 part of the mould and fix the lid.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and press the sev directly in the oil. Fry the sev on low flame till crispy and golden in colour. Drain oil and allow it to cool. 
  6. When it comes to room temperature store in an airtight container. The plain sev can be stored for about 10 - 12 days.

Plain sev - step by step pictures

1.  Grind the ajwain with 1/4 cup of water to a smooth paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl and set aside.
ajwain paste to make plain sev

2.  Put the besan in a large bowl. Add the rice flour and salt. Mix well till both the flour and salt combine well.
besan and rice flour mixed

3.  Add the butter and ajwain paste. Knead it to a smooth dough adding little bit of water.
add butter and paste, then knead to a dough

4.  Take a chakli maker mould and fix small whole plate to it. Fill the above prepared dough till 3/4 part of the mould and fix the lid.
fill the mould with dough

5.  Heat oil in a pan and press the sev directly in the oil. Fry the sev on low flame till crispy and golden in colour.
Deep fry till golden colour

6.  Drain oil and allow it to cool. When it comes to room temperature store in an airtight container. The plain sev can be stored for about 10 - 12 days.

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5 comments:

  1. Good post . Thanks for sharing

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  2. My all time favorite.. Looks crispy
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  3. love plain sev..yumm with tea

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  4. Perfect Diwali snack.well explained thanks for sharing the recipe

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  5. Sev looks very crispy and tempting..will try soon

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