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Thick Nimbu Sev  Recipe

Sev prepared with lemon juice.

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Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Thick Nimbu Sev

Main Ingredients

Gram flour (besan), Carom seeds (ajwain)





Level Of Cooking



  • Gram flour (besan)
  • Carom seeds (ajwain)
    1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder
    3/4 teaspoon
  • Soda bicarbonate
    a pinch
  • Sugar
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Lemon juice
    2-3 tablespoons
  • Oil
    2 tbsp + to deep fry


Step 1

Dry roast carom seeds and powder coarsely. Sieve gram flour and add carom seed powder, turmeric powder, soda bi-carbonate, sugar and salt.

Step 2

Make a well, heat two tablespoons oil and pour onto the flour. Rub in the oil and knead semi-stiff dough using the lemon juice and some water if required.

Step 3

Fill portions into sev maker with medium-holed disc and press into round jalebi shaped roundels on a greased paper.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai and gently slide these roundels into it. Deep fry till golden and crisp.

Step 5

Drain onto an absorbent paper. Store in an airtight tin when cool.

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