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Gram flour - 1/2 kg
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Asafoetida -  1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Ajwain - 1 1/2 tsp (powdered)
Oil for frying


  • Put gram flour, salt, ajwain powder, chilli, turmeric and asafoetida in a bowl.
  • Heat 1 1/2 tbsp of oil in a bowl and pour over the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well.
  • Add enough water to make a dough which is not stiff nor too soft.
  • Cover the dough with a plate and let stand for an hour.
  • Place a deep frying pan on fire with oil for deep frying. When the oil is heated, make the flame medium and wait for a minute.
  • Apply oil inside the Sev- Sancha (a special wooden or metal device for making sev), choose a disc with medium holes, fist the disc inside the device.
  • Put the dough inside and press it in hot oil moving it in a circular motion.
  • Fry both sides till crisp and in golden colour. remove from pan, drain the excess oil and keep aside.
  • Do the same with remaining dough.
  • When cooled, store in an airtight container.
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