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Karasev is a traditional savoury made with besan flour, rice flour & spices. Karasev is an ideal snack for evening tea time along with a sweet and is commonly made during Diwali.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings8 servings
AuthorSharmilee J


For karasev with soft texture

  • 3/4 cup besan flour
  • 1/4 pottukadalai powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry

The method is the same for both the textures Karasev - just the ingredients and quantity differs.


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Store Kara Sev in an airtight container and enjoy munching the snack!


    • 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, flavorful and yummy. 
    • You can do it the actual way of rubbing the dough through a big ladle which has tiny holes. But I preferred this way as its easy and also I don't have that kind of ladle.
    • When filling the dough in portions, keep the dough covered with a wet cloth so that it doesn't 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 flavor was great so don't skip.
    Nutrition Facts
    Amount Per Serving (75 g)
    Calories 351 Calories from Fat 117
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 13g20%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Trans Fat 0.03g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
    Monounsaturated Fat 6g
    Cholesterol 9mg3%
    Sodium 420mg18%
    Potassium 441mg13%
    Carbohydrates 45g15%
    Fiber 6g25%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 12g24%
    Vitamin A 41IU1%
    Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
    Calcium 29mg3%
    Iron 3mg17%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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