As we are all confined to our homes we are finding different activities to keep sane . I am more into cooking after my office hours.There are days we make minimal and simple and delicious dishes. This week I thought of treating my boys with Masala Sev , a savoury fried snack that is absolutely irresistible. Fried snack once in a while is ok.
Story of my Chakli Mould….
As i decided to make Khara Sev , i started looking for the Chakli mould. My mould was so tight and I was unable to remove the star mould which was stuck. Just when I was thinking of dropping the idea of making khara sev my multi talented hubby came to my rescue. He got the star closed using a clean washer and a screw and drilled many holes in the plate. Viola my sev mould was ready in minutes. He is very quiet by nature and a keen observer.My pillar of strength always.I am blessed to have him as my partner.
Foodiemonday Theme This week:
This week’s 244th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Snackmania was suggested by Renu who is one of my wonderful co blogger.Do check her space for many awesome recipes.I have bookmarked her Avocado Lassi , and Herb Roasted Chickpeas to try. She has a wonderful briyani collection and kids recipes you may want to try during this period.
Recipe for Masala Sev:
1 Cup Besan / Chickpea Flour
1/2 Cup Rice Flour
1 Tbsp Roasted Urad dal Flour
2 Tbsp sizzling hot oil
1 Tsp Ajwain
1/2 Tsp jeera
1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric
1/2 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp Coarsely ground pepper
1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
Oil for Frying
1/2 Tsp Amchur Powder
Water for kneading the dough
Method to prepare Masala Sev:
Take a wide bottom bowl. Add besan ,rice flour,roasted urad dal flour,hing, turmeric,amchur powder, salt, red chilli powder, jeera, pepper powder and ajwain. Mix well. Add 2 tbsp sizzling hot oil. Mix well using a spoon.
Once the mixture is crumbly add water slowly to knead dough. It will be a soft dough.Allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
Grease the chakli mould with oil. grease your palms and take a small ball of the dough .Place the dough into the greased mould.
Heat oil for frying. Once the oil is hot, reduce the flame. In the hot oil, directly press the sev maker to make sev. Move in a circular motion so that sev is equally distributed.
Once it turns crisp and golden gently turn over and fry the other side. Once both the sides are crisp and golden , remove from the frying pan and transfer on to a plate with a paper towel. Paper towel will absorb the excess oil.
Repeat the process for the balance dough.
Delicious snack is ready. Once it reaches room temperature store them in an air tight container.