Saturday, April 08, 2006

Kara Sev

Kara Sev is a spicy Savory. Variants of this can include Garlic, Potato etc. I did not use Garlic the day I did this.

Ingredients needed:
1. Gram Flour (Besan ) 2 1/2 cups
2. Rice flour 1
3. Chilli powder 1/4 tsp
4. Black pepper coarsely powdered 1 tsp
5. Ghee 2 1/2 tsp
6. Cooking soda pinch (optional)
7. Salt to taste.
8. Crushed garlic (optional) 2 pods
9. Oil to deep fry.

Method:1. Sieve both flours and make a pit.
2. In that pit put chilli powder, Pepper powder, Salt , Crushed garlic, Ghee, Cooking soda (if u r using).
3. Mix thoroughly with hands. It should look like bread crumbs. Make this into 4 portions.
4. Take One portion of this mixture, sprinkle water, knead like Puri dough.
5. Heat oil in a kadai, Use a ladle with lot of holes (Kara Sevai ladle) or Sev maker.
Put some dough on that and rub directly into oil.
6. It will be like split string. Deep fry in oil , drain excess oil.
7. After cooling this off, Store this in an airtight container.
Follow the same procedures (4 to 7) to make remaining Sev.
This can be enjoyed for a month.

Tips:1. Using in portions helps to prepare fresh mixtures that shall Consume less Oil.
2. Do not keep the mixture too watery, as strings would not turn nice. Add some more besan to bring this into a right mixture.
3. While rubbing into the Oil, rub the dough towards you.

You interact with Hot Oil more in this snack. This is preferably made when kids are not around. *


Kay said...

I love karasevu! :) my fav. childhood snack.. gimme that with some coconut burfi and some books, I'll never bother you again until one of these is gone! ;)

I havent made it myself, but would love to try it sometime soon, in a smallish batch.

Anonymous said...

oh!wow! you make so many different snacks!great!

Anonymous said...

i want to try kara sev, can u pls elaborate rubbing sev into oil, is is like rubbing on the surface or back of the sev maker as it is bit rought back.

pls if possible pur one or two more photo of hw to do

Sneha said...

I'm a person who prefers ready made mix for snacks like these. but after giving it a second thought, i thought to try it from scratch and logged on. i came across ur recipe and the garlic and pepper caught my interest. and vola! it turned out awesome. thanks for the recipe.

sathurekha said...

I tried this one and as the pepper n garlic added taste to this,I just could'nt wait until I fried all,BTW I started having hot hot..:)tx deepz..
As i dint hav a karasev maker,but I had carrot shredder,I used that. I rubbed the dough directly onto oil n made delicious one..So if anyone doesnt hav maker,u can use the one which u hav at home:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

I tried the recipe and it came out perfect! Just posted it too....