BesanTikkha Sev


  • 1 cup besan
  • 2 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, ground finely and pasty
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter
  • ginger-chili paste as per taste
  • water to make dough


Sieve the besan, add all dry ingredients and mix well. Add ginger chili paste and coconut butter. Finally add sesame seed paste. Make soft dough with water. Be careful to not add too much water. Add little by little at a time. Now tie the dough in a muslin cloth and steam into a dhokla/idli steamer for 10 minutes. Remove and cool. Knead the dough well and put in the sev machine and make sev. Bake in oven at 200˚ C for around 35 to 45 minutes till crisp and done.