BM # 26 Day 1
The second week of BM # 26 starts today and for the next two days I shall cook under the theme Kid’s Delight Back to Hostel .In short food with a good shelf life and enjoyed by kids!
Sev is a crisp vermicelli made of gram flour and is used to top almost all chaats. It is not only for toppings but relished as such too. A farsaan shop would be full of different varieties of this sev. Different flavors like pepper sev, spinach sev, garlic sev are quite popular. I like the moadi sev for kids, as this has just salt and my little kiddos love it. Personally I like the jaadi teekhi sev, which is thick and spicy.This sev has a very good shelf life if stored in zip locks.I am sure if you pack these and send to the kidds they will love it.
For today I have made three varieties of sev.
1 cup Bengal gram flour
2 tbsp hot oil
¼ tsp asafoetida
¼ tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Combine the flour, oil, asafoetida, salt and turmeric powder .
Adding very little water bind a soft dough.
Fill the dough in a sev press, and press out thin strands into the hot oil.
Deep fry on slow flame till light brown and crisp.
Add ½ tsp of pepper to the above recipe.
Jaadi Teekhi sev
Add 1tsp of red chilly powder and ¼ tsp of garam masala and press out thick strands.
For a quick and spicy snack, add some chopped green chilly, onion ,tomatoes, chat masala. Drizzle some lemon juice and enjoy!