Snacks and Savories of any kind makes it a great treat to kids and elders alike! These simple Sev or Bhujias are no less. It might appear tough but believe me, making these are quite simple. And the ingredients are mostly available readily in any pantry! Whats more toddlers find these very appealing when sent for their school mid day snacks. So instead of sending them store bought, with little time and energy, we have quick and home made snacks handy! These are what I mostly make for my kids and they disappear in no time! I always remembered my Amma making these and though I used to press them down, I used to think it was tough. But after venturing into this, realized what a easy job it turned out to be! So remove your fear and enjoy!


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Plain Bhujias, Spinach Bhujias

Recipe: Plain Bhujias (Plain Deep fried Snacks with Gram Flour)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 - 15 mins
Makes: 3 cups
Shelf Life: Stays crispy for a week when stored in Air tight
Recipe Level: Medium/Intermediary
Recipe/Post by:Srivalli
Ingredients:
1 cup Besan / Gram Flour
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste
Asafetida a pinch
Soda a pinch
Water as required
Hot Oil - 2 tsp
Oil for deep frying

Special Utensils:
Muruku Achuchu

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Plain Bhujias

Procedure:
  1. In bowl, take all the ingredients and mix well. Then add little water to get a thick batter. When you try to drop the batter, it shouldn't actually drop down easily. Place this batter inside the Murukku achu.
  2. Heat a pan with oil. Once its really hot to be dropped, test with a small ball. Then press down in a circle so that it doesn't stick to each other.
  3. Simmer the flame to low and cook on both sides. Once its cooked in both sides, remove to a kitchen towel.
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Palak or Spinach Bhujias



Recipe: Palak Bhujias (Deep fried Snacks with Gram Flour & Spinach)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 10 - 15 mins
Makes: abt 3 cups
Shelf Life: Stays crispy for a week when stored in Air tight
Recipe Level: Medium/Intermediary
Recipe/Post by: Srivalli
Ingredients:
1 cup Besan / Gram flour
Salt to taste
2 tsp Hot Oil
Asafetida a pinch
Soda a pinch
1 bunch Spinach / Palak
1 Green Chillies (increase for more spice)
2" Ginger

Special Utensils:
Muruku Achuchu

Procedure:
  1. Take Palak, green chillies and garlic and grind to a smooth paste using 1/4 cup of water. Strain the liquid.
  2. In a bowl, take all the other ingredients and mix well. Then make a thick batter using the palak water.
  3. Place this batter inside the murukku achu and press this into Sev once the oil is hot.
  4. Remove to a kitchen towel and enjoy with a cup of Coffee or Tea.

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Plain bhujis and Spinach Bhujis with the Sev press!

Special Notes/Tips:
  • While making the paste from the greens, ensure not to add too much of water.
  • The batter should be thick else it will absorb more oil.
  • Have the oil hot, then simmer and press thd batter directly but take care as oil might spill out.


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4 comments

  1. arundati // 1 August 2009 at 10:51  

    wow!! you made bhujia!! i can go as far as cutting open a pack of haldirams!!...nice pics valli!!

  2. Vani // 1 August 2009 at 20:40  

    Both sev look good, Valli! Especially liked the spinach one. Perfect accompaniment for chai/coffee :)

  3. meeso // 2 August 2009 at 00:12  

    Yum, I love these :)

  4. Alka // 4 August 2009 at 14:10  

    Here i am coughing and sneezing like hell and there u r tempting me with these..wont i just love to grab the plate and run away? ...munching on these with some hot tea/coffee to forget the cold blues...what an ideal thought..lol