Garlic Sev Recipe & Happy Diwali!


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Its time for Diwali, one of the most cherished and fondly celebrated Indian festival, something that signifies Happiness and Light! Its a time to forgive and forget, to light the lamps of education, awareness, and faith. For us Hindus, it also signifies the dawn of a New Year, so its extra special! I take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Warm and Happy Diwali, one that reigns in loads of joy, prosperity, good health and fortune for you and your family. May you be blessed with peace and success in all your endeavors! It is traditional to feed people with Sweets and Snacks on Diwali, so here's some homemade Lehsuni (Garlic) Ganthiya to awaken your taste-buds!

Ingredients
100gm gram flour (besan)
1 tspn ground black pepper
1/4 tspn turmeric powder
1 tbsp soda-bi-carb
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp red-chili & garlic paste
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Special Equipment
Sev no Sancho (as shown in the photo below)(img source)
This can be bought from any Indian store where they sell Indian vessels. It is generally made of copper or brass, and is quite heavy. But it comes with several moulds so you can use it to make think or thick Sev, and also Jalebi, Ganthiya, Chakri and other Gujarati goodies!

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Method
Mix besan flour with black-pepper powder and lemon juice, soda-bi-carb, oil, and salt. Add the red-chili and garlic paste, and add enough water and knead into a smooth dough. Shape the dough into a thick cylinder.

Now place this dough in the Sev machine; use a thick-holed mould as the base. Close the lid tightly from the top.

Heat oil in a frying pan and wait till it gets sufficiently hot. Drop a tiny piese of dough in it - if it rises immediately, means the oil is hot enough.

Now holding the machine over the hot oil, rotate the lid and force the mixer through the holes by turning the handle, spreading it out evenly in circular movement in the oil.

Fry the Sev for about 2-3 minutes on medium flame till it is lightly golden-brown in color. Remove and drain on a tissue paper, and repeat with the remaining dough.

This savoury Diwali snack is on it's way to Srivalli's JFI-Festival Treats, originally started by Indira. This Lehsuni(Garlic) Sev tastes great with tea! It can be stored in an air-tight container for upto 2 weeks.

Here's wishing all of you a Happy and Prosperous Diwali!


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27 comments :

Manggy said...

Happy and prosperous Diwali to you, Mansi!

karuna said...

the sev looks perfect. my mom in law had mentioned about the sev no sancho. i am planning to get one from india. thanks for sharing the recipe

Sangeeth said...

Wish you d same Mansi......

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

These look really great to munch on.

Happy Diwali!

Amy said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family Mansi! love that munchy snack!:)

Amy

Mansi said...

Thanks a lot folks, for all your wishes!:) hope its a great holiday for Indians throughout the world!

Fearless Kitchen said...

These look like a great snack food - I'd love to put them out for our next dinner party!

Happy Diwali to you too!

Lavi said...

Happy Diwali Mansi..

Soma said...

Happy Diwali Mansi to u and your family!!

Jaya said...

this looks great as snack
happy diwali to you
hugs and smiles

Vanamala said...

Looks nice...

AnuSriram said...

Happy diwali to u... Sev looks gr8!

Dragon said...

Happy Diwali! These look so crunch and good. Yum!

farida said...

Mansi, Happy Diwali and many more to you!

Mansi said...

thank you so much people! I'm sure even my non-Indian friends and readers know all about Diwali now!:)

Nags said...

ur site actually came up when i searched for diwali sev :) i zeroed in on thattai though :) hope you had a good one too!

Uma said...

delicious sev! mouthwatering.

ANJALI J. said...

I wish i had that wonderful tool this diwali :(
Wish u a very Happy Diwali.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the lovely entry!

Rico said...

A very happy Diwali, prosperous too.
Looks very nice the crispy snack food.

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Sonu said...

Hi Mansi,
Wish you and your family Happy Deepavali and have a Prosporous New year...!!!
Sonu:)

Red Chillies said...

Nice twist of adding garlic to the sev. Happy Diwali to you and your family, Mansi.

chemcookit said...

Such an interesting recipe! I never had anything like this!
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SMN said...

manasi nice twist for the regualr sev, Wish you and your family happy diwali..

mitr_bayarea said...

Mansi,

very crispy and lovely looking sev. Happy Diwali!

DEESHA said...

garlic sev looks yummy

Jude said...

Looks like a medieval torture device.. I love buying large bags of these. The flavors are always so intense and delicious.