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This recipe is for making the crispy noodle things you get in bombay mix (sev). You'll need a sev/noodle maker for this but theyre cheap (£10ish) and really easy to use.
1 cup gf plain flour
2 cups gf gram flour (like doves farm chickpea flour)
a pinch turmeric
1 tsp chilli
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp asafetida
black onion seed (optional)
Water - enough to make a stiff dough (approx 1/2 cups)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead it with your hands and divide into 2 (or lumps the size of your sev/noodle maker).
Heat 1-2 cm deep of sunflower oil in a saucepan.
Place lump if dough in sev maker and extrude the noodles into the hot oil. Fry for 30-60 secs and remove with a slotted spoon onto a lipped baking tray. Do same with the rest if your dough.
Bake the sev in hot oven for 20 mins until they've browned and crisped up a bit more. They should smell amazing!
Traditionally you'd just fry these til they're done but i find it hard to reach the right point for each batch, standing there stirring the whole time. You use less oil this way - just enough to make them crisp and not stick to each other - and its quicker. Win win!
You can also add fried lentils and chickpeas but I'm struggling to find gf dried pulses in supermarkets at the moment without any issues of cross contamination.