Search This Blog

Shev or Sev

A crisp savoury deep fried snack made of gram flour/chickpea flour.  Shev/Sev is known as Karo in Konkani.  Also made as festival food during Diwali. 

Ingredients:
Besan/Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour - 3 cups
Ajwain/Owa/Carom seeds - 2 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/2 tsp
Cayenne pepper/Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt
Oil

Method:
1. Coarsely grind Carom seeds.
2. In a mixing bowl add gram flour, ground carom seeds, turmeric, cayenne pepper and salt.  Add about 1/2 cup water and knead all the ingredients to a soft dough.  Add few drops of oil and knead the dough well.  Keep the dough (covered) aside for about an hour.
3. Grease the chakali/shev mould with oil.  Stuff the mould with gram flour dough.
4. Heat oil for deep frying in a kadhai/wok.  Hold the shev mould above the kadhai and press (or turn depending on the mould) and deep fry the shev.  Be careful while turning the mould because of hot oil.  Or, press the shev on paper towels and then add in hot oil. 
5. Crumble the shev and serve with upma or pohe or as a snack.

16 comments:

  1. Crispy and yummy tea time snack..nice one Uma

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sev, i cant stop munching them if i prepare, looks super crispy..

    ReplyDelete
  3. You are really an expert, you have got it perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  4. sev ,wow it a evergreen snack ...simply love it

    ReplyDelete
  5. delicious one uma.. best with tea.. nicely done..\

    ReplyDelete
  6. All time fav..and looks so perfect..

    ReplyDelete
  7. Its "vamu karapoosa" very crispy with vamu/ajwain taste.

    ReplyDelete
  8. perfect.. i too made some last week... urs looks so good dear.

    ReplyDelete
  9. i'm in search of a recipe like this...crispy sev, without adding butter, very nice....worth trying, thanks uma

    ReplyDelete
  10. Perfect snack to enjoy at tea time...home made one is the best i can say...looks so crispy and you have done it really well uma

    ReplyDelete
  11. looks perfect and crispy dear :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. looks so perfect and yummy!!! loved it..

    ReplyDelete
  13. never tried making this at home...that looks perfect and delicious...

    ReplyDelete
  14. Looks super curnchy and nice color too..

    ReplyDelete

Comments, Suggestions and Feedback are welcome.
Any comment with a Link/URL or any kind of promotion will not be published.