Baked sev step-by-step recipe with photos.
What is sev
Sev is a popular Indian snack that is in the form of crunchy noodles, made with besan (gram flour or chickpea flour). They are usually deep-fried in oil. Baked sev is a healthier version of this snack which is very close to the deep-fried one when it comes to taste and crunch.
The thickness of the sev can be changed depending on your preference. A chakli press or extruder is used to shape the dough and it comes with attachments of different thicknesses.
About this recipe
Baked sev is made with besan and minimal spices. You can tweak it as per your preference. The usage of oil is also minimal, making it much healthier than the traditional ones that are deep-fried.
It can be a great tea-time snack or can be added to different chaats (which is a popular Indian street food). If using in chaats, make a thin version of the sev. This simple and easy snack just gets better with the baked version.
Besan: Besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) is the main ingredient to make sev.
Turmeric powder and hing: The turmeric powder adds golden colour to the sev.
Oil: I add just a teaspoon of oil to the dough.
Lemon juice: This adds a nice tang to the sev but is optional. You may skip it if you prefer.
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Step by step instructions
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
2. Add water and knead into a dough
3. Fill the dough into chakli press
4. Press the sev onto a baking tray
5. Bake in a preheated oven as mentioned above in the recipe
6. Break into small pieces once the sev is completely cooled
- 1 cup besan (gram flour/chickpea flour)
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Water to knead the dough
- Combine all the ingredients except water in a large bowl
- Slowly add water and knead into a soft dough
- Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let it rest for 15-20 minutes
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Fix the chakli press or extruder with the desired thickness plate
- Preheat oven at 180 C (360 F)
- Once the dough is rested, shape it into a cylinder and put it into the chakli press (see pictures)
- Slowly press the sev onto the baking tray
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes
- Turn off the oven and open the oven door. Let the tray sit in the oven for a further 5 minutes
- Remove tray and let the sev cool completely
- Break into small pieces and store in an air-tight container
- The baking time depends on the thickness of the sev. Keep a close eye while baking
- You may choose to brush the sev with some oil before baking