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Besan Sev / Besan Bhujia

Akum Jamir
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Besan Sev / Besan Bhujia RECIPE

Besan Sev is a crispy savoury snacks mildly spiced prepared using besan (Gram flour) and some spices. A healthy snacks to prepare for festivals and special occasions.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Diwali
  • Indian
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Besan - 1 cup
  2. Black Sesame seeds - ¼ tsp (optional)
  3. Ajwain - ⅛ tsp
  4. Turmeric powder - A pinch
  5. Chilly powder - ⅛ tsp
  6. Asafoetida - a pinch
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Warm oil - 3 tbsps
  9. Water - 2-3 tbsps
  10. Oil - 2 cups for deep frying


  1. Seive the besan 2-3 times and add them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the sesame seeds, carom seeds, asafoetida, salt, turmeric and chilly powder into the besan and mix them and incorporate them well.
  3. Make a small depression in the centre of it and add the warm oil into it. Mix well and rub the flour mixture nicely until you get a bread crumbs like mixture. 
  4. Add water gently to the flour mixture and knead it well and make a smooth soft dough. Please be careful while adding water. The dough should not be sticky.
  5. Let the dough rest for 10-15 mins covered with a damp cloth.Take the dough out and knead it again for a min or two.
  6. Grease your hand with oil. Take a portion of the dough and roll it into a log shape.
  7. Grease the Sev maker with oil. Gently place the dough log in the Sev maker and cover it.
  8. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, reduce the heat and press the Sev maker in circular motion.
  9. Fry in medium heat on both sides till golden and crisp and the oil stops sizzling. 
  10. Remove in an absorbent paper. Continue the same process with the remaining dough.
  11. Once the Sev cools down, break or store as it is in an air tight container. It can be stored for couple of months if stored in air-tight container. 

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Seema Sharma
Seema Sharma   Oct-10-2017


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