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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Karasev Recipe - Khara Sev Recipe - How to make spicy sev

KaraSev Recipe
Kara Sev is one of the easiest snack recipes I've ever made....I wanted to try my hands on savoury snacks this year as last year I was totally into sweets. Kara Sev sounded to be simple and I followed the ICC recipe. This version is crispy and flavourful and it got over the same day I made, the garlic and the pepper flavour was the best part of it.
In some shops, kara sev has a soft texture. I asked my friend the recipe who owns a sweet/snacks shop and have included that measurement too, may be next time I will try that version and update it here.

KaraSev Recipe
Though the traditional kara sev method is rubbing through the laddle with holes I find the murukku press method easy and convenient, less messy too. But with the apt laddle and practise guess the rubbing method will work too, but I have not got the courage of doing it in the piping hot oil, may be next year I can experiment.

KaraSev Recipe

Kara Sev Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Makes : 4 cups
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Besan Flour (Kadalamaavu) - 2 and 1/2 cups
Rice flour (Idiyappam flour) - 1 cup
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 and 1/2 tsp
Crushed garlic (optional) - 2 pearls finely chopped or made into a paste
Oil - to deep fry
Salt - to taste

For the Kara Sev with soft texture:

Besan Flour (Kadalamaavu)- 3/4 cup
Pottukadalai (Split Roast Gram Dal) powdered - 1/4 cup (Just powder it , no need to roast)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp coarsely powdered
Salt - to taste
Oil - for deep frying
The method is the same for both, just the ingredients and quantity differs. Add in water little by little accordingly.

Method:

  1. First powder pepper coarsely, set aside. In a mixing bowl add besan flour, rice flour, ghee, chilli powder, powdered pepper, garlic finely chopped and salt. Mix well first then add water little by little to form a dough - it will be sticky. - Dont make it a stiff dough then pressing will be very difficult.
    How to make karasev - Step1
  2. Fill the murukku press with the dough and press it in hot oil. Do not make it crowded, just press circles around with large gaps. Do not make layers like we make for murukku.Fry in medium flame till golden brown , turn over to cook on both sides evenly. Drain in tissue paper, break it roughly into pieces. Cool down completely and then store in airtight container.
    To check if the batter is in correct consistency : First take a spoon and dip the backside of the spoon into batter and hold it on top of the preheated oil. If it drops as perfect rounds then the batter is perfect.
    How to make karasev - Step2
Store in an airtight container and enjoy munching the snack!
KaraSev Recipe

My Notes:

  • Only the last 2 batches was difficult to press as it got dried. But it was all fine when I sprinkled little water and kneaded it once to bring it together. It was spicy, flavourful and yummy. I dont like kara sev much but I liked it becos of the garlic flavour in it.
  • You can do it the actual way of rubbing the dough through a big laddle which has tiny holes as in the orginal recipe. But I prefered this way as its easy and also I dont have that kind of laddle.
  • When filling the dough in portions, keep the dough covered with a wet cloth so that it doesnt get dry. Incase if it gets dry for the last few batches, just sprinkle only little water, mix once to make it moist.
  • Also chop the garlic very finely or make it a paste, else it will get stuck while pressing. But the garlic flavour was great so dont skip.
KaraSev Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

45 comments:

  1. I tried this yesterday from raks space. Need to try your version with garlic :) Loved the first click of the jug!!

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  2. i too don't like kaara sev much but i like the garlic/poondu sev ...pictures were awesome n impressed me a lot than the recipe :)will try this for diwali...goin to make badhusha right now let u know...

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  3. This looks delicious..Should try it some day...Thanks for the recipe dear.

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  4. Sounds awesome......Bookmarked.

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  5. Bookmarked,delicious crispy snack..thanks for the recipe dear

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  6. looks delicious,glad to follow you.Please do drop at my space.
    Cheers
    Nalini

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  7. These cute sev can be eaten all day long. Perfect for the festive season sharmi.

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  8. Feel like munching some rite now,tempting crispy beauties..

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  9. Looks crunchy. Remember trying it for the ICC with my mom. :)

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  10. crispy sev...my hubby's fav snack!!nice pic`s!

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  11. Crispy and deliou looking snack dear..do drop by my space when time permits:)

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  12. I love it with garlic very much! Both recipes are awesome,thanks for sharing,lovely clicks

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  13. Love anything spicy and karasev looks totally inviting Sharmi.

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  14. Wow, superb click, eppave saapidanum pola irukku.

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  15. with garlic and crushed pepper, this karasev is sure a munchy snack .. lovely presentation ..

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  16. Never tried Kara sev so far. Very tempting clicks and lovely presentation. Love to have with hot tea

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  17. i miss snacks like these from home which u can pop into ur mouth while watchin tv or generally chit chatting :(

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  18. bookmarked this..making it for diwali for sure...you have an amazing space
    charishma

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  19. Those are new to me...a great TV snack.

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  20. I am yet to make these savories..yours look perfect.
    Lite Bite

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  21. this is my all time fav...looks great

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  22. Looks really crispy.Great snack for munching...and perfect for Diwali.

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  23. wow delicious sev,love to grab some from the screen...luks very tempting...

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  24. lovely clicks. I like the mug or pot that you have used :)

    Delicious sev. I love garlic in murukku :)

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  25. My all time fav one and looks absolutely perfect and yumm.

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  26. Lovely, my hubby love this garlic , pepper combo very much :)

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  27. Superb sharmi.. My satisfied with sweets and savory dishes just by looking them and I think no need to prepare for me at home. :-) BTW, addition of garlic is something new to me here.

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  28. wonderful snack, so nice to see many festive recipes out here..

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  29. I love Sev..thanks for the recipe..the photos are great!

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  30. Super crunchy Galic-flavored Karasev.Seems a healthy try.Luv the recipe

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  31. Looks perfect! Can you pls post south indian mixture recipe sometime?

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  32. These look delicious. chackoskitchen.com

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  33. you have not specified chilli powder in the ingredients but the detailed steps call for chili powder.. din understand that !

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  34. @Hemagopi : I missed to add it here...just updated in the recipe :)

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  35. My first attempt to make karasev was a hit with your recipe! thank u! :)

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  36. I have tried to make karasev, the taste is great thank u

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  37. hi sharmi.. i have just entered your blog.. felt bored so tried this kara sev.. all went fine except for 1 thing.. my garlic bits gor stuck in the middle and as i have just started cooking these snacks dint know to take at the right time :) so few went over fried.. thanks for the recipe :)

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  38. hi sharmi ,can i use store bought dry riceflour for this instead of idiyappam flour?thanks in advance.

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  39. Made this and turned out awesome. Thanks a ton. This is a keeper.

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