Homemade Sev Recipe – Gram Flour Vermicelli Snack

Sev is a delicious fried vermicelli snack that is made from besan/ gram flour.  The sev is used in most chaats like Bhel Puri, Sev Papdi Puri Chaat, Khakra Chaat, Chole Tikki Chaat and many other dishes. The crispiness of the sev vermicelli adds to the texture and flavor of the chaats. Many like to savor the Sev as it is with their “Masala Chai” (Spiced Indian milk Tea).  Gram flour (besan), Asafoetida (hing), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Oil, Water, Salt, Oil   2 cups Gram flour (besan) 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 4 tablespoons Oil 1/2 cup Water Salt , to taste Oil , (Sunflower Oil) for deep frying     20   40     To begin making the Homemade Sev Recipe, combine all the ingredients except water. Gradually add water to make it a stiff dough, adding extra water if required.Grease the Sev Press or the Sev Sancha with oil and place the plate with many tiny holes into the press.Heat oil in a frying pan, until hot.Fill in the sev dough into the press. Press out thin strands of the dough into the hot oil. Only press in enough to cover the oil. Sev cooks and turns dark quickly. So gently turn the pressed sev to fry the other side. Once the sev starts to turn golden, using a slotted spoon drain excess oil out and place it on a plate to cool.Press the remaining batches of the sev dough in the similar manner.Cool the entire homemade Sev and store in airtight containers.Serve the sev along with chaats like Bhel Puri, Sev Papdi Puri Chaat, Khakra Chaat, Chole Tikki Chaat as a tea time snack with family and friends.