Besan Sev Recipe

Besan sev is simply made from chickpea flour and crushed Indian herbs. It is a favorite Indian snack delight or called numkeen and comes under the category of variety of Chaat’s or a plain snack dish that is best to serve with tea or coffee.Besan Sev

Preparation time: 10-12 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups chickpea flour (besan)
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 3-4 crushed cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil to deep-frying
  • Sev Maker

How to make besan sev:

  1. In a big bowl, combine all the ingredients very well and stir in with the spices as well.
  2. Gradually add little amount of water by continuous mixing with the spoon.
  3. Try to make a soft dough, because we have to press it through the sev maker.
  4. Cover and keep the dough aside for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Heat good amount of cooking oil in a pan.
  6. Take the sev maker and use the disk having the smallest holes.
  7. Now grease the inside of sev maker and fill half with the dough.
  8. When the oil is hot enough, then reduce the heat, bring the sev press over the oil and start pressing.
  9. When the noodles fall slowly, move the maker in a circular motions to avoid them from sticking together.
  10. Take a fork and separate the sev while it’s frying.
  11. Fry the sev for 1-2 minutes and then turn them to other side.
  12. Fry the sev very quickly for 1-2 more minutes over medium heat.
  13. When the sev turns to golden in color, then remove it from the hot oil and lie on paper napkin.
  14. Reduce the heat before frying the remaining sev and follow the same process with the remaining dough.
  15. After the sev cool downs completely, store it in air tight container.
  16. Enjoy the crispy, homemade besan sev with tea or coffee or use them for making variety of snack dishes.


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