Besan Bhujia (Sev)


Today I am putting up a snack called Besan bhujia or more familiarly Sev ( as in Sev Puri ). If you have seen the noodle-like topping on chat items you know what I am talking about. In addition to chat items I use this to top Rava idlis and Upma as well. Aside from its role as a topping, you can have this with chooped onion, corriander leaves and an optional grated cocounut. Besan atta, its main ingredient is nothing but bengal gram Dal powder. This atta is common and often indispensible ingredient in sweets ( see Besan Ladoo and Burfi), parathas and jhunka.

What you need to have:

1. Besan Atta – 4 cups

2. Green chillies – 8-10

3. Soft Asafoetida – Size of a peanut

4. Cooking oil – 8-10 Teaspoons

5. Salt – To taste

6. Oil to fry – 3-4 cups

recipe10-120 Ingredients of Besan Bhujia

What you do with what you have:

1. Sieve Besan atta in the atta siever and keep aside.

2. Wash, chop and grind green chillis in the mixer to a fine consistency adding sufficient quantity of water. Strain the same in the strainer.

recipe10-122 Strained ground green chilli juice

3. Dissolve the soft Asafoetida in a little water and mix it with the chilli juice.

4. Transfer the sieved Besan atta to a bowl and add salt, strained green chilli juice from step 3 , add 6-8 teaspoons of fresh cooking oil, required quantity of salt, water and make the dough so as to suit the mould yu have.

recipe10-127 Bhujia(Shev) dough

5. Place the dough into the mould.

recipe10-126 Bhujia dough into the mould

6. Place a skillet with 3-4 cups of fresh cooking oil into it. On heating just press the mould and make bhujia in circular form and fry on both the sides till crispy.

recipe10-123 Yummy crispy Bhujia

Store it in air tight containers on cooling. You can enjoy it with Masala Upma also. It can even be relished plain as a snack with tea.

recipe10-1421 Bhujia with Masala Upma

How long it takes: 30 minutes

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15 thoughts on “Besan Bhujia (Sev)

  1. We have it on Pohe,spicy sofbuns,chaats,daal toast,just to name a few.No wonder how helpful this recipe will be to me,so that i do not need to stock that store bought bhujia

    • Hi Nepal Bhakta,

      If u r living in India you get the mould in any super market like the Big bazar. If u r living abroad u get it in any indian stores.

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