Plain Sev | Besan Bhujia

We are in the third week of BM#58 and my theme for the week is tea time snack.We,I mean my family, have this weird habit of having tea in the evening with some snacks .I mean,if there is no snack with tea it would be almost impossible to drop down the tea under the throat.Normally the snacks are store bought biscuit ,different types of namkeen aka sev ,rusk or puff pastry squares.But on some weekends or whenever I feel like energetic then I would make something different like pakoras,etc.

So in this series I will be posting what we love to eat with our tea .First day recipe is the simpler and all time favorite plain sev. Frankly speaking,this is the first attempt of me making this bhujia at home .The reason behind was the non possession of sev maker.This time I borrowed the sev maker from a neighbor ,that is still staying in my cupboard and needs to be given back.I am quite pleased with the results and made a pledge to always make plain sev at home.

Blogging Marathon#58
Theme-Tea time snacks
Dish-Plain Sev
Source-The same friend from whom I borrowed the sev maker

1 cup besan/gram flour
1 tablespoon oil,hot
salt to taste
a pinch red chilli powder (optional)
1/4 teaspoon peppercorn powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
water as required
oil for frying

Sift besan in a bowl .Add hot oil, salt,peppercorn powder,turmeric and red chilli powder.
Mix with spoon.Now add a tablespoon water at a time and stir the mixture continously until it combines together.
Heat oil in a wok or pan.
Apply oil over the sev maker and on the thin hole plate.
Place the besan dough inside the sev maker,close the lid .
Check the temperature of oil by dropping a small piece of dough.
If it starts sizzling then oil is hot enough.
Start moving the sev maker in circular motion in the hot oil.
Cook from both sides till sizzling sound stops.
Remove the sev on paper towel.Repeat same steps for all the dough.

Let it cool and break into smaller pieces.

Store in air tight container.

Serve-4 Cooking time-20 minutes

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#57

Best regards,
Sapana Behl

8 comments on “Plain Sev | Besan Bhujia”

  1. Annu Swamy says:

    All time favourite and multiple use……. yumm.

  2. Sowmya :) says:

    We call this Oma podi and its a huge favorite that's made during festivals….love your recipe, looks beautiful

  3. The sev has turned out well and looks crunchy. Perfect for teatime or chaats.

  4. Perfect for a snack and as Suma mentioned as a topping for various chaats!

  5. Feel like munching this dangerously addictive bhujia, super like.

  6. Pavani N says:

    Crispy & crunchy sev. Looking good Sapana.

  7. perfect snack food and I love your new header

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