Besan Masala Sev or as it is known as Tikhat Shev in marathi is a spicy snack which can be prepared during Diwali or as a tea- time snack. This easy to make Besan Masala Sev tastes yummy. If you are looking for other Diwali recipes, do check out Besan Ladoo, Poha Chivda, Shankarpali/ Shakkarpara, Mathri, Naralachi Vadi (Coconut Burfi) and Dry Fruit Ladoo.
- 2 cup Besan/ Gram flour
- ¼ tsp Ajwain/Carom seeds
- ¼ tsp Haldi/ Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Lal Mirch Powder/ Red chilli powder
- ¾ tsp Namak/ Salt
- ⅛ tsp Hing/ Asafoetida
- 2-2.5 cups Tel/ Oil for frying Sev and adding to the dough
- ½ cup Pani/ Water
Steps to prepare Besan Masala Sev/ Tikhat Shev:
- Heat Oil in a kadhai as we need to add some oil to the besan for preparing Masala Sev.
- Take besan in a bowl and add carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, asafoetida and mix well.
- Add 1/4 cup of hot oil to the besan and mix well. As the oil would be hot, first mix with a spoon and then with the hand. Make sure that the oil gets evenly applied to all the besan.
- Start adding water in parts and kneading the dough. We need to knead a softer dough than chapati dough. For 2 cups of besan, I needed around 1/2 cup of water.
- When the dough is almost ready, you will notice that it is little sticky. Add a tsp of hot oil to it and knead a little more so that the stickiness goes away.
- Take half part of the dough and roll it in your hands.
- Use a sev/ chakli maker with a disc for thick sev as shown in the video.
- Stuff the dough in the sev/ chakli maker and close it.
- Drop sev into the hot oil by pressing the piston of the sev/ chakli maker or by rotating the handle (whichever is applicable to your sev/ chakli maker).
- Make sure that sev doesn’t stick to each other. Also separate it a bit while frying so that it gets fried well.
- Fry the masala sev on low to medium heat till golden brown. This will take around 4-5 minutes for each lot.
- You may take out the Sev on a kitchen napkin or a strainer to drain the excess oil.
- Store in an air-tight container once it cools down.
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