THEME: #272 DIWALI
RECIPE: SEV MUMRA
What is Sev Mumra?
What is Sev?
What is Mumra?
Some Snacks that are Prepared Ahead of Diwali:
Every region in India has its own special dishes that are prepared ahead of the festivals. These are usually not only enjoyed by the family but also served to friends and family when they come to visit at home. I remember years ago we would prepare thalis or platters of assorted snacks to give to our friends, family and take for the staff at our workplace. That meant we made huge quantities of both sweet and savoury snacks.
Mathiya – crispy thin fried savory snack made from urad dal and moth beans. I now don’t make these at home as I rather buy readymade ones from women running small businesses.
Chevdo – a savory mixture of fried lentils, flattened rices spices, potato crisps and nuts. Check out how Mina makes it at home.
Chakli – a spiral fried savory snack made using rice flour and spices. Some use wheat flour or all purpose flour.
Googra – a sweet snack where semolina is filled in a pastry dough and fried.
Magas – A chickpea flour and nuts sweet
Farsi Puri – flaky crispy savory made from all purpose flour
Sev Mumra – a mixture of fried chickpea noodles and puffed rice
So far what have I prepared?
These are the Sweet Dishes that I usually prepare as the festival begins:
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In fact, with the upcoming festival, the theme for this week was unanimously agreed on as the Diwali sweets or savories.
Ingredients Required for Sev Mumra:
- Gluten Free
- To make it healthier, add less sev and add more roasted mumra
- Kids Friendly Snack
FOR THE MUMRA:
- 250 g mumra rice puffs
- 1 tsp powdered salt
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp red chilli powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tbsp oil
- ¼ tsp asafetida optional
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
FOR THE SEV:
- 1½ cups chickpea flour besan, chana flour
- 2 tbsp rice flour
- ¾ tsp salt
- a pinch of soda bicarbonate baking soda
- a pinch of turmeric powder
- 1 tsp oil
- ¼ cup water
- Oil for deep frying
PREPARATION OF SEV DOUGH:
- Sieve besan with rice flour, salt, soda bicarbonate and turmeric powder into a mixing bowl.
- Add oil and water.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix it into a thick paste. Don't be tempted to add more water, the dough should be sticky but not soft.
- Let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
PREPARATION OF MUMRA:
- Preheat the oven to 150°C.
- Add 1 tbsp oil to the mamra. Add salt and turmeric powder.
- Mix well till the mamra is coated with the turmeric powder.
- Tip the mamra into a large baking tray.
- Let the mamra roast for 20-30 minutes till they are crunchy.
PREPARATION OF SEV:
- Heat oil in a wok or karai over medium heat.
- Using wet hands, take the dough and shape it into a thick roll.
- Put it into the sev machine or press.
- Fill the machine with the dough.
- Press the sev over the hot oil in a circular motion. Don't press too much of the dough out. Do this in small batches so that the sev can get fried properly.
- Flip the circular sev and fry till the oil stops sizzling and the sev is slightly pinkish in colour
- Remove from the oil using a slotted spoon or jara.
- Repeat till the dough is over.
PREPARATION OF SEV MUMRA:
- Remove the mamra from the oven and transfer it into a big mixing bowl.
- Add sugar and red chili powder. Mix well.
- Heat oil in a small pan.
- Add mustard and cumin seeds.
- Add asafetida and pour the oil onto the mumra.
- Mix the mumra well.
- Break up the circular sev gently and add it to the mumra. Don't powder the sev, you just want small pieces.
- Mix everything gently.
- Store in an airtight container till required.
- Serve as a tea time snack.
- If you wish, you can add fried cashew nuts, peanuts or even roasted ones.
- To make it even more healthier add more mumra.
- Can add a sprig of fresh curry leaves to the tempering for a different flavour.
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November 9, 2020 at 6:12 pm
I am a big fan of sev mamra . This is always on stock in my kitchen. A very filling snack and tasty too .I lik to add some roasted peanuts to this for the added crunch .
November 9, 2020 at 6:36 pm
Thanks Priya. I too like making sev mumra often as its only the sev that is fried. I sometimes add roasted peanuts and cashew nuts too.
October 10, 2021 at 4:30 am
This is such a lovely snack. With sev so quick to make this snack come together so easily.
October 13, 2021 at 8:20 pm
Thanks Seema, I love making sev mumra as it is so easy and it is my favourite snack.
November 10, 2020 at 7:13 am
Sev Murmura was among the few favourite snack my little one enjoyed when he was a toddler and it remains to be his favourite till date. It makes such a soulful snack .
November 10, 2020 at 9:50 pm
Thank you so much Poonam. Sev Mumra was a snack that I didn’t mind my kids indulging in as its so much healthier than other fried snacks.
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November 13, 2020 at 11:41 am
It’s been ages since I had sev mumra! Your post brings back fond memories of life back in Ahmedabad, when a friend’s mom would serve us sev mumra, along with other assorted snacks, for Diwali. I would absolutely adore her sev mumra – the most humble of the lot! 🙂
I love the way you make yours, with less of sev and more of mumra. That way, there’s just enough indulgence for Diwali, and not over-the-top deep-fried snacking.
November 16, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Thank you so much Priya. With more mumra it definitely is much healthier. We love ours with more mumra. Its easy to make so go on try the recipe. And you may have noticed spices too are not that many making it ideal for kids.
November 18, 2020 at 6:36 am
Sev Murmura is one of our family favourite. Kids love to munch on it and we love it with our evening tea…. sev looks so crispy and crunchy..and yes Diwali 2020 is so much different then the rest of the years… hope things come back to normal soon.
November 18, 2020 at 3:31 pm
Thank you so much Swati. It must have nice for you to spend Diwali with family.
November 21, 2020 at 11:08 am
Sev Mumra looks super tempting. I love the sweet and spicy taste. One of the most sought after snack during my growing up years. Your post made me nostalgic. Home made Sev tastes fabulous.
November 21, 2020 at 8:54 pm
Thank you so much Preethi, this is one snack that also has childhood memories for me too as my mum prepared it often.
November 28, 2020 at 8:43 am
Wow wow what a stunning presentation di, Murmura sev is my favorite snack from my childhood. Whenever I go my mom’s place i bring 1 full bag of murmura, as we get good quality murmura which stay crisp for long time. Murmura sev looking very crispy and perfect to have it anytime, mainly as tea time snack for me.
November 28, 2020 at 9:26 pm
Thank you so much Aruna. Its a snack I too prepare often.
November 28, 2020 at 5:44 pm
I am missing Office Mayuri as our snack used to be packets and packets of Sev Murma and one of our colleagues was from Gujrat so she used to go crazy over it.
The sev I am loving your pics. Makes me want to start frying some sev immediately. Mumra too I want some wis I was next door!
November 28, 2020 at 9:23 pm
Archana, I make it often as its a much healthier snack than other fried ones. You surely would have got some if you were my neighbor. They got some for Diwali with other goodies.
December 16, 2020 at 6:20 am
Sev Mumra is one of all time fav crunchy snack idea during tea time. So crispy and easy to make which one can store for a time period too. love it!
December 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Thank you so much Sasmita. Thanks what I like about this snack, easy to make and fuss free.
February 4, 2022 at 11:16 pm
Wow, so tempting. This snack is really addictive. Once you start eating there is no way you can stop. Love it.
February 5, 2022 at 10:21 pm
Thank you so much Shobha, it is my favourite snack. Prefer this over chivda.