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Sev is a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from gram flour/chick pea flour/besan. It is used in most chaats like Bhel, Sev Puri, Papdi Chaat etc. The crispiness add to the texture and flavor of the chaats. Many like to savor them as it is with their "Masala Chai" (Spiced Indian milk Tea).
A special equipment called "Sev Sancha" or a "Murrukku Maker" typically made out of brass. This machine gets passed on from one generation to another and lasts a life time. Can be found in most Indian Stores outside India.
Ribbon Pakoda is a very popular South Indian tea time snack made from gram flour and rice flour. Typically get prepared during Diwali and festive seasons, but there is not reason not to make it any other time. Savor them with your cuppa and its sure to become a teaser.
A special equipment called "Sev Sancha" or a "Murrukku Maker" typically made out of brass is required to make these. This machine gets passed on from one generation to another and lasts a life time. Can be found in most Indian Stores outside India. Each Sev Sancha has mutliple press attachments and one such is an attachment to make these ribbon pakoda's as shown in the picture below.
Murukku traditionally that has spikes and Thenkuzhal is similar without the spikes and in most Tamil Brahmin homes it would be called Thenkuzhal. These are very traditionally made during festivities like diwali, although makes a great tea time snack with a hot cup of South Indian filter coffee. Also known as Chakli in Marathi and Kannada and Chakri in Gujarati, is a savoury snack popular in India and elsewhere among ethnic Indian populations. Murukku is believed to have originated in Tamil Nadu.
A classic North Indian snack had with some achar (a spicy indian pickle) and a hot cuppa. These snacks turn out to be lifesavers when you don't have anything in the kitchen to spice up your palate.
Traditionally the mathri's are deep fried in ghee (clarified butter). This recipes calls for baking them and makes them just as delicious and healthy as well.
A delicious snack made from leftover Rotli's (as Gujarati's call it). Most of us, typically end up having some roti's that are carried forward to the next day. Just like South Indians make use of left over rice to make a variety of rice dishes, the Gujarati's have mastered the art of using left over rotis in various forms. This is one such form where the left over roti's/phulka's that are seasoned with mustard seeds, chilli, asafoetida, etc and roasted until crisp. They are simply delicious and make a great snack.