When it comes to making sewai, you can get creative with it. If you like experimenting in the kitchen, why not give roasted sewai a try? Instead of cooking the sewai in a sweet syrup mixture, you roast it.
Roasting Process for Laccha Sewai
- Take a handful of store-bought sewai and spread it on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Roast the sewai for 15 minutes, and stir after the first 7 minutes or so to ensure even roasting.
- When done roasting, sprinkle some powdered sugar or powdered cardamom or both over the warm sewayi and enjoy once cooled down!
Roasted sewai has a nutty, caramelized flavor that’s simply delicious and can be served as an after-meal snack or even as part of breakfast. Plus, there’s something special about munching on crunchy roasted sewayi straight out of the oven!
FAQs about Laccha and Roasted Sewai
You may have some burning questions about Laccha and roasted sewai. Here’s a quick FAQ to get you up-to-speed:
What is the Difference Between Laccha and Roasted Sewai?
Laccha sewai is made by kneading together dough, shaping it into thin strings, then deep frying them in oil until golden. Roasted sewai is made from dough balls that are added to boiling water, simmered for 15 minutes, then fried in oil before being served. The difference lies in the texture – laccha sewai has a firmer texture since it is deep fried, while roasted sewai has a softer, crumbly texture due to being boiled first before frying.
What Distinguishes Laccha Sewai from Other Desserts?
The unique selling point of roasted sevai packet is the contrast between its crunchy exterior and chewy interior. This contrast makes it different from most other Indian desserts that can be found on the streets. For example, gulab jamun or jalebi – both delicious treats – are either soft or syrupy throughout.
Is Laccha Sewai Difficult to Make?
No! Though it sounds complex with all its steps of kneading, forming and frying, laccha sewai is surprisingly easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. All you need is flour or semolina, sugar syrup and some saffron strands for extra flavor (optional).