Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sev recipe | Yellow plain shev - diwali recipe | Om podi

I guess everybody must have tasted shev .Shev is of two types yellow ( ompudi /shevpuri sev /Plain sev ) & second one is the red shev (khara podi).Both versions are equally tasty.Both sev are made from besan /chickpea flour with turmeric added in yellow version & red chilli powder & owa/ajwain/carom seeds added in the red sev .

This crisp vermicelli made of gram flour is used to top almost all chaats. Mounds of different types of sevs are displayed at almost all farsan shops. The variety of flavours you get includes palak sev, garlic sev, pepper sev etc. Just name it and it is available! ButI Had never thought that making sev at home was as simple as this! in it.

Last year I Had bought chakli maker /chakli press /sorya in marathi in hyderabad.since then this shev recipe was in my mind.I love both varieties of shev .My style of eating shev is dip it in a cup of tea & then eat it with spoon & drink the leftover spicy tea which tastes so good as all flavours of sev get incorporated in it.

Shev can me made thick or thin using the shev attachment /plate with big or thin holes .


1 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp hot oil
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying


1.Mix oil and water in a container.Blend it well using egg bitter till white foam appears.

2.Add Salt, turmeric powder, carom seeds to taste.

3.Add Besan spoon by spoon  and keep mixing it well. knead to a soft dough.

4. Grease sorya /chakli maker / kitchen press with oil from inside. Use shev attachment (the plate with small / large holes ) .Add gram flour dough  to shev maker.

sorya/chakli maker with different plates (attachments)

5. Heat oil in a kadhai.

6.Hold the shev press 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. 

7.Fry noodle like threads of shev on medium high flame . Keep flame low so that shev don't burn.dont overfry or else shev will turn black.

8. Drain on kitchen towel  & crumblw with hands gently to make shev .


1.You can also flavour the batter with chilli powder or garlic paste or spinach purée to make spicy sev, garlic sev or spinach sev.

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