This is a very easy snack which I always make and store it in my pantry. They are very helpful for making many more chats like Bel puri, Dhai puri, raita etc….
For any festival or get-together, this is the first snack Mom makes in my house. I love it a lot. There are many variations that can be made to this sev. I sometime add chili powder to make a spicy version of sev. But traditionally only ajwani is added to sev. The big advantage for this snack is that, it is made with all simple ingredients and it can be made very quickly.
Besan – 1 cup
Rice flour – 1 tablespoon
Ajwani – 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/8 teaspoon
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Curry leaves – 10
Mix besan, rice flour, and turmeric powder, salt.
Powder the ajwani very fine and mix with the above mixture.
Add enough water and make a thick batter.
Grease the idiappam mold with oil and fill the batter in the mould.
Heat oil in a pan and press the mould with batter no the hot oil like an idiappam and deep fry it.
Remove from oil and drain it on a paper towel. Repeat this till the batter is finished and stacks all the deep fried ones in a bowl.
Deep fry the curry leaves and adds to bowl, let it cool. Now crush the sev with hands into small pieces.