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Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Treats for Diwali":Spicy 'Spinach-Garlic' Sev

For couple years now, I have been making Spicy-Crispy sev...and it is one of our favorite Diwali snacks. To do something different this year, I decided to modify my mom's recipe to make this 'Spicy Bright Green " Spinach and Garlic sev! The bright green color is so dramatic and contrasts so well with the other colorful Diwali snacks and sweets! Kids love to snack on this green little finger food...
2 and 1/2 cup Besan/ Gram flour
3tsp Rice flour
2-3 handfuls spinach ( boiled and pureed to 1 cup) I used baby spinach
3 cloves garlic
3-4 green chilies
4tsp hot oil
1tsp Ajwain/owa
2 tsp ground Cumin powder 
1/2tsp red chili powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
Oil to fry

Sev maker

1) In microwave safe bowl, place spinach and sprinkle some water.Steam with light lid for 2 mins.Let it cool.Drain water(you can use it to add to soup/rice etc). Puree the Spinach along with garlic, chilies.The puree should come to 1cup.
2) Heat 4 tsp oil.Mix together besan, rice flour, owa, spinach garlic  puree,spices, salt, red chili powder and the hot oil. Knead into a firm dough.This dough is firmer than chapati dough.Firmer dough is necessary for crispy sev. Add little water if necessary to make dough. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
3) Oil the Sev maker from inside. Put the 'Sev jaali' on. Thinnest will give crispier sev, but it will be hard to squeeze out the dough. I used 2 jaali sizes.Place the dough in the Sev maker.
4) Heat oil in a big frying pan. Keep the heat to low-medium. Squeeze out the sev in circles in the oil and on both sides.Do not let it brown.It should remain bright green, but still cooked and crispy.

For a prettier presentation, I kept the Sev circles intact, but you can break them up into small pieces!


  1. Loved this recipe. The sev turned out so well. I will surely be making this more often.

  2. I am glad you liked it!!! Thanks for visiting TheSizzlingPan:)

  3. I filled the shev making machine with part green mixture and part regular yellow shev mixture. The result was a very pretty looking yellow and green shev.

  4. I made this shev again this year and it was a hit with everyone. Great recipe.