Plain sev, crisp string kind of addictive snack that all foodies love as topping on chats. I feel this one as something simple and foolproof recipe. I have grown up watching my father making these tiny, crisp plain sev in a semi dark kitchen of a small Udupi hotel. I would just grab a handful of them to munch in between our endless playtime. Masala peanuts, plain sev, aval mixture, sweet shankarapoli were the mid play time snacks in those days. In such quick visits to hotel I would see my father making dough for sev or pressing it directly in to oil or deep frying large concentric circles of sev in a wide wok. But I still remember those procedures pictorially like how it is being done.
That is the reason I mentioned above that Plain sev is a fool-proof recipe for me. All that the recipe demands is chickpea flour and few basic spices. One additional flavor included is of carom seeds or ajwain. I have added rice flour for extra crunchiness and the sticky dough is formed as we mix with water. Lump of this dough in filled in to idiyappam press and pressed directly in to hot oil. Within 2 to 3 minutes the flawless deep fried plain sev would be ready. You top them on upama, aval mixture, poha and without them chats are lifeless. So prepare them for this Diwali and store in airtight container for such toppings.
Meet you all with one more interesting recipe. Till then bye.