This year, Diwali is on us. While you are prepping for Diwali celebrations, we are eagerly waiting to stuff our mouths with Kaju Katli, Gujiya, Soan rolls and most important, namkeens and sev. However there is a wide range of savouries but chakli and bhujia are the two without which Diwali is incomplete. Sev bhujia is something we can’t resist and even feel guitly of eating too much.

What if we tell you that you don’t need to go to the market this time to buy sev. You can now prepare a variety of sev at home with these super easy recipes. Yes, you got us right! Homemade sev are way healthier than the store-bought ones and you can assure the quality and freshness. You guests will be touched by the personal effort you did by serving them homemade fresh snacks.

1. Besan Sev: On the top of the list is besan sev. Just like imli chutney and green chutney, sev is also an important ingredient of chaat items. You can now prepare it at home with minimal ingredients and efforts.
● 1 ¼ cup besan
● 2 tbsp hot oil
● ¼ tsp haldi
● ¼ tsp heeng
● Salt to taste
● Oil for frying

1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl. Mix 5 tbsp of water and knead into a soft dough.
2. Grease the sev mould with oil. Transfer the dough into it and press it properly and cover it with lid.
3. Press out thin strands of sev into hot oil and deep fry on a slow flame till it turns very light brown in color. Drain on an absorbant paper.
4. Deep fry the remaining sev likewise.
5. Transfer sev into a deep bowl and break it using your fingers.
6. Store it in air tight container.

2. Aloo Bhujia : Made with a dough of mashed potatoes, besan, rice flour and spices, it is a melt-in- mouth delicacy. This recipe gives you an ultimate flavor just like the one you get in market. Enjoy this recipe with a cup of hot tea.
Ingredients :
● ¾ cup boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes
● 1 ¾ cup besan
● 2 tbsp rice flour
● 2 tsp chilli powder
● ¼ tsp haldi
● ½ tsp garam masala
● ½ tsp amchur
● Salt to taste
● Oil for deep frying
● Chaat masala for sprinkling

1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead it in a soft dough using water.
2. Divide the dough into two equal portions.
3. Put one portion of the dough into greased sev “press” mould and cover it with lid.
4. Heat oil in a non stick pan, press the sev and deep fry until golden brown.
5. Drain on an absorbant paper and fry the remaining sev like wise.
6. Transfer the sev strands into a deep bowl and break them with your fingers.
7. Sprinkle some chaat masala over it and store in an air tight container.

Enjoy making these snacks at home and do share your Diwali moments with us in the comment section below.

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