II Masala Sev II

Sev (noodles) are shaped with Seviya machine, a unique brass utensil equipped with different interchangeable disks. A fine-holed disk is attached to the container and filled with dough, which is then pressed into hot oil where it fries into crisp noodles. The utensil has two disks - thin & thick. It is available at most of the Indian grocery stores.

Ingredients: (Serves : 6) 

  • 21/2 cups sifted chickpea flour (Besan)
  • 1tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 11/2tbsp. salt
  • 1/2tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/2tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4th cup water
  • Ghee / oil for deep frying


  • Mix the flour, salt, cayenne & turmeric powder in a bowl. Add 1tbsp oil & lemon juice to the water. Pour it in the flour and mix into a thick paste, adding extra flour as necessary so that the mixture is not sticky. It should be mashed potatoes texture.
  • Fill the seviya machine with a portion of it.
  • Heat the oil / ghee in a kadhai / deep-frying pan over moderate heat.
  • Holding the utensil over the hot oil, force the mixture through the holes by turning the handle.
  • As soon as noodles fall, slowly move the machine in a circular motion so that they do not stick together.
  • Fry both sides until crisp and lightly browned.
  • Remove and drain on a paper towel. Fry the remaining paste in the same manner.
  • Cool and break into uniform pieces.
  • Keep in an air tight container for 2 weeks.