2 cups Bengal Gram Flour (chick pea flour/besan)1/3 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder (optional)1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder1/3 teaspoon Turmeric Powder1 teaspoon Hot Cooking Oil (for dough)1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Water (more or less, as needed)SaltOil (for deep frying)
Sieve the gram flour in a large bowl. Add black pepper powder, asafoetida, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, hot cooking oil and salt and mix well.
Add approx. (1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons) water (more or less) as needed in small quantities and make smooth and soft dough. Taste for the salt and add more if required.
Take a sevai machine, fit mold with thinnest hole and grease its entire inner surface with oil, fill it with prepared dough and close its lid tightly.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan or kadai over medium heat for deep frying. Hold machine over pan, turn handle of machine and press out thin strands into hot oil. As strands are starting to fall into the oil, slowly move machine in a circular motion (like preparing jalebi).