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Sev Recipe | How to make Sev for Chaat

Sev or Omapodi is a crunchy savory snack made with Besan. You can enjoy this as such or as a topping on various dishes. This recipe is suitable for Chaats.
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Diwali, Krishna Jayanthi
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Deep Fried Dishes
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Besan / Chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Ajwain / Vaamu
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying


  • Wash and soak the ajwain for 10 mins, then grind using water. Sieve the liquid and you can use that water. You can also dry roast and make a powder.
  • In a bowl, sieve the besan, ghee and salt. Mix well. Then add the ajwain water, hing and mix together.
  • Slowly add water and mix well to get a loose dough that is soft enough to pass through the press. When you press down you should get it flowing easily but not very loose at the same time.
  • Meanwhile get the press ready. Fill the press with the dough, the consistency of the mix will be more like a batter than a thick dough.
  • Heat a pan with oil., when it becomes very hot, simmer the flame. Take the filled in press and directly press over hot oil in a circular movement for about 3 -4 circles.
  • Cook over medium flame and turn over to ensure both sides are cooked to golden colour.
  • Once done, remove to a kitchen towel.


Since this dough is only with besan, it becomes very difficult to press, so adding little more water will help.
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