Sev are small noodle-like snack made from gram flour. They are seasoned with spices such as turmeric, cumin seeds powder, and cayenne to add color and taste. Their thickness varies. You can find fine sev used mostly in chaat, and a little thicker sev used mostly for snacking.
Sev is eaten as snack or used in Indian chaat such as Bhel, Tokri Chaat, and Sev Puri to lend it a crunchy texture. It can be stored for months in airtight packages or containers. It is available at Indian grocery stores mostly as a snack (namkeen).