Sev is a popular savory snack made of gram flour. Sev is commonly known as Omapodi or Karapusa in southern India and an essential savory item for most Indian street food snacks and is perfect for tea-time snack. They look like small crispy yellow vermicelli. Sev made from gram flour is a staple ingredient in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisines. it is a good savory snack usually prepared during festivals.
You would find mounds of different types of sev displayed in most of the farsan or sweet shops. It is prepared by putting dough in the having very small holes and then pressing down to get very thin vermicelli like strings. There is thick and thin variety of sev. There are a variety of flavors that can be added to the sev such as Pudina sev, Cheese sev, Kara sev, Aloo sev, Chatpata sev, Wheat flour sev, etc. In some regions of north India, this is also known as bhujia.
Besan is made by grinding the Bengal gram or Channa dal to a fine smooth powder that has a fantastic nutty flavor. In South and Southeast Asia, the besan flour is widely used for preparing the mouthwatering snacks like pakoras, bonda, dhokla, bhajji and many more. Besan is also blended into koftas and is a vital ingredient in the north Indian Kadhi, a yoghurt based soup. It is also used in preparing the yummy and delicious sweets Mysore pak, Soan papdi, boondi, Besan ladoo, etc. Besan flour is also used in Italian cuisine to make Farinata and in French cuisine to make Socca.
Sev is appetizing, refreshing and a comfort dish, simple and fast to prepare. It is generally garnished over Dahi bhalla, Bhel puri, Dahi puri, Papdi chaat etc. It gives an excellent nutty and crispy taste