Farsaan Sev

BM # 26   Day 1

The second week of BM # 26 starts today and for the next two days I shall cook under the theme Kid's Delight Back to Hostel  .In short food with a good shelf life and enjoyed by kids!

Sev is a crisp vermicelli made of gram flour and is used to top almost all chaats. It is not only for toppings but relished as such too. A farsaan shop would be full of different varieties of this sev. Different flavors like pepper sev, spinach sev, garlic sev are quite popular. I like the moadi sev for kids, as this has just salt and my little kiddos love it. Personally I like the jaadi teekhi sev, which is thick and spicy.This sev has a very good shelf life if stored in zip locks.I am sure if you pack these and send to the kidds  they will love it.

For today I have made three varieties of sev.

Moadi Sev
1 cup Bengal gram flour
2 tbsp hot oil
¼ tsp asafoetida
¼ tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Combine the flour, oil, asafoetida, salt and turmeric powder .
Adding very little water bind a soft dough.
Fill the dough in a sev press, and press out thin strands into the hot oil.
Deep fry on slow flame till light brown and crisp.

Pepper Sev
Add ½ tsp of pepper to the above recipe.

Jaadi Teekhi sev
Add 1tsp of red chilly powder and ¼ tsp of garam masala and press out thick strands. 


For a quick and spicy snack, add some chopped green chilly, onion ,tomatoes, chat masala. Drizzle some lemon  juice and enjoy!

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