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Spicy Sev


2 cups gram flour (besan)
1/2 tsp. ajwain (Celery) seeds
1 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
1 tbsp. oil
salt to taste
2-3 pinches asafoetida
water to make dough
oil to deep fry


  1. Mix the chili, oil, salt and seeds into the flour.
  2. Add enough water to make a dough which is quite gooey.
  3. It should not be pliable but sticky.
  4. Grease the inside of a Sev-press, fill with the dough.
  5. Press into hot oil, and fry lightly on both sides.
  6. Drain well and cool before storing.


  • You may adjust the chilies as per taste.
  • You may omit chillies to make bland sev.
  • You may add finely crushed dried herbs (eg. mint) for add flavour.

Making time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 250 grams approx.

Note: A sevpress is similar to a vermicelli press, but it should be small enough to handle over hot oil.

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I am Anju, an optimistic person, foodepreneur who loves cooking, traveling and gardening. I love to experiment in the kitchen.

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