Baked Sev (Low Calorie) by Tarla Dalal

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Feb. 03, 2014

How many times have you felt depressed yearning for your favourite foods but unable to indulge as you are on 'diet'? My dear readers, do not despair any longer, as I have conjured up a baked version of sev that tastes equally great! it tastes brilliant when used as a topping on snacks like bhel, sev puri, etc.


Besan 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Bengal gram flour)
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
Powdered sugar 1/4 Teaspoon
Oil 2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Water 2 Tablespoon (as needed)



1. Preheat oven to 200 degree C or 400 degree F.

2. Grease a baking tray and set aside.


3. In a bowl, combine besan (Bengal gram flour), turmeric powder, asafoetida, lemon juice, sugar, oil, and salt. Mix well and knead into semi soft dough using approx 2 tablespoons of water.

4. Shape the dough into a cylindrical roll; fill the dough into the "sev press". Press out thin strands onto a greased baking tray.

5. Pop the baking tray in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until the sev turns light brown in color. Cool, store in an air-tight container.


6. Serve with tea and enjoy!


Ensure you use a sev press plate with very thin holes to let the save bake faster and is crisper.

If your baking tray is small, make this recipe in 2 batches.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 96Calories from Fat 29

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.6%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 90 mg3.75%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet