How to make Methi Sev

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Fenugreek powder (मेथी पावडर), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Methi Sev

Methi Sev Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Methi Sev Recipe

  • Fenugreek powder roasted dried 1 1/2 teaspoons + for sprinkling

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 cups

  • Oil 3 tablespoons + for greasing and deep-frying

  • Salt to taste

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Grease a chakli press with some oil.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 4

Combine flour, salt, carom seeds, fenugreek powder and turmeric powder and mix. Add hot oil and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead into a semi-soft dough. Add remaining oil and knead again. Set aside for 20-30 minutes.

Step 5

Divide the dough into equal portions. Fill in the greased chakli press fitted with sev attachment with a portion of prepared mixture. Press it out into hot oil and deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Sprinkle some chaat masala and fenugreek powder on top.

Step 7


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