Plain sev

                                                 PLAIN SEV / OMA PODI




  • Besan /gram flour – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – 6 tbsp
  • Hot oil – 2 tsp
  • Ajwain -1 tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp [room temperature]
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry


Soak the ajwain in water for 1 hr. Grind it by adding ¼ cup water. Strain and keep aside


Dry roast the ajwain till aromatic .[don’t burn ]first grind it into powder , then add ¼ cup water and grind it .Filter the water and keep aside .



Sieve the besan  + rice flour , add butter + hot oil + ajwain water + salt and mix well.

Gradually add water and start kneading it into a soft tight dough.

Heat the oil .

Fill the chakli press with fine hole mould.

Press the sev in a big circular movement in the hot oil .[ don’t overlap ]

Flip and fry on medium flame .[colour should not change much, don’t burn it or over fry it ]

Fry till the frying bubbling sound [shshshshshs] stops. { doesn’t take much time to get fried as it if fine }

Remove on an absorbent paper.

Once it cools , store it in air tight container.

Serve as snacks .

plain sev

plain sev


  1. Adding rice flour ,makes it crispy and crunchy.
  2. If oil or water increases in the dough, adjust by adding flour.
  3. I have used mould with fine holes.
  4. If you are doubling the quantity, then knead the flour in batches, instead of kneading the whole flour at one time.

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