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Barik Sev: The Best Namken You'll Ever Have

Barik Sev: The Best Namken You'll Ever Have

Sevs are crispy chickpea/gram flour noodles that have been split into small bits. While the chickpea flour paste provides them with a nutritious flavour, the seasoning is done using ajwain, turmeric, and cayenne pepper, all of which have therapeutic benefits. These noodle pieces are then deep-fried in refined or mustard oil. The thickness of these snacks varies according to state and individual preference. Several snack shops in India sell ready-to-eat packed sev in various flavours, and Indore Namkeen Online Store is well-known throughout the country for selling authentic Indore food with  fresh ingredients and delectable taste. It’s the best place for Indore’s authentic delicacies available in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi NCR and Bangalore.

Barik Sev is a crunchy noodle made from gram flour. Because of its flavour and crunchiness, it is popular as a snack. It is commonly utilised as a key component or garnishing factor in various Indian culinary and snack dishes. It's a terrific side dish to go with bhel puri or other chaat dishes. Sev can also be consumed as a snack on its own. Sev may be prepared at home and stored in sealed containers for weeks.

It is quite simple to prepare at home. To make this recipe at home, use the Sevai Machine. This machine comes with various pre-fabricated moulds for making sev with varied thicknesses. We recommend using a mould that produces the thinnest strands.


  • 2 cups Bengal Gram Flour (chickpea flour/besan)
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Hot Cooking Oil (for dough)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp water (more or less, as needed)
  • Oil and salt (for deep frying)

Making the Sev

  1. Sift the gram flour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in the black pepper powder, asafoetida, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, hot frying oil, and salt.
  1. Add approx. (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) water (more or less) in little amounts as needed to form a smooth and soft dough. Add more salt as per your taste requirement if necessary.
  1. Using a sevai machine, insert the mould with the narrowest hole and grease its entire interior surface with oil, fill it with prepared dough, and carefully seal its lid.
  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or kadai over medium heat. Holding the machine above the pan, crank the handle and press tiny strands into the boiling oil. As the strands begin to fall into the oil, slowly move the machine in a circular motion (like preparing jalebi).
  1. Deep fried both sides for about 2 minutes over medium heat, or until crisp and light golden. Drain and transfer to a plate using a perforated spoon.
  1. Repeat with the remaining dough. Allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes at room temperature before breaking it apart. Keep it in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Suggestions and Variations:

Barik sev recipe

  • To make it more or less hot, adjust the amount of red chilli powder to taste.
  • To make a palak pudina sev, add palak and pudina puree while creating the dough.
  • For a wonderful flavour, add boiled potato and smashed garlic while forming the dough.
  • To vary, use the same amount of rice flour or both rice flour and gram flour instead of gram flour.

The process of actually making the Sev is taxing and time consuming. Indore Namkeen Online Store delivers a variety of namkeen at your doorstep. Its fresh ingredients, fragrance and taste will have you drooling. To enjoy the authentic Sev and Namkeen, you just have to lift a finger and order it from Indore Online.

Final thoughts 

Barik sev salty, mildly spicy is a go-to snack that'll make your taste buds as well as your tummy happy. You can always get it from the Indore Online Store who serve the authentic delicacies with flavours that taste like home. With timely and doorstep delivery, Indore Online Store has made quite a name for its delicacies. Serve it over chat, bhel, dahiwada, khaman dhokla, sev khamani, panipuri, poha, and other tasty dishes.