Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack | காரா சேவ் செய்முறை

Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack | காரா சேவ் செய்முறை explains you about the preparation of an evening snacks  with gram flour, rice flour, pepper powder, red chilly powder and salt. This Kara sev will always be in Diwali menu, because it is easy to prepare, pack and send to neighbours and relatives. This is a spicy, crispy snack with all simple ingredients available at home. If you follow the steps given below and mix in equal proportion of the ingredients you will always get a perfect tasty Kara sev.

Kara Sev recipe – Ingredients:- (200 ml cup used)
  • gram flour / besan/ kadalai maavu  – 3 cups
  • rice flour / arisi maavu – 1 cup
  • coarsly crushed pepper powder / milagu thool – 1 tsp
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1/2 tsp
  • asafoetida / perungayam – pinch
  • baking soda / baking powder – pinch
  • salt – to taste
  • oil – for deep frying
Kara Sev recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. Firstly take 3 cups of besan / kadalai maavu in a bowl.

Gram flour in a bowl
Gram flour in a bowl

2. Secondly add one cup of rice flour to it.

Rice flour added
Rice flour added

3. After that add one tea spoon of coarsly crushed pepper powder.

Pepper powder added
Pepper powder added

4. Further add half a tea spoon of red chilly powder. (If you need it spicy you can add one tea spoon)

Red chilly powder added
Red chilly powder added

5. Then add a pinch of asafoetida.

Pinch of asafoetida added
Pinch of asafoetida added

6. Add a pinch of baking soda.

Pinch of baking soda added
Pinch of baking soda added

7. Finally add required salt.

Salt added
Salt added
Kara Sev recipe – Method of preparation:-

8. Now mix well, all the ingredients in the bowl. Then add required water and make a dough which will be slightly sticky.

Dough mixed to prepare Kara sev
Dough mixed to prepare Kara sev

9. Now take the kitchen press with little bigger hole that is used to prepare “thenkuzhal” (I have closed some holes using a cello tape, because I had only a mould with many holes. 4-5 holes will be better)

Thenkuzhal achu - I have closed some holes with a cello tape, because I had many. 4-5 holes will suit
Thenkuzhal achu – I have closed some holes with a cello tape, because I had many. 4-5 holes will suit

10. Put the dough inside and close.

Kitchen press filled with dough
Kitchen press filled with dough

11. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.

Kitchen press ready with dough
Kitchen press ready with dough

12. Press it and cut the sev using your fingers into 3-4 inch pieces.

Frying in oil
Frying in oil

13. Fry in medium heat. Turn the sides and fry till it turns to golden orange in colour.

Fully fried Kara sev, ready to remove from oil
Fully fried Kara sev, ready to remove from oil

14. When the bubbles which appeared in the oil while frying stops completely, you can remove the sev from oil. Keep it above a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.

Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack | காரா சேவ்
Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack | காரா சேவ்

15. Now you can serve, pack or save this Kara sev in containers.

Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack | காரா சேவ்
Kara Sev recipe | Easy Diwali snack | காரா சேவ்

Here is a video below for frying the Kara sev.

For more Diwali recipes click on the links below

1. Soft Spongy Rasgulla recipe | Bengali sweet

2. Corn flakes mixture recipe | Easy Diwali mixture

3. Chettinad thenkuzhal | செட்டிநாடு தேன்குழல்

4. Paal Kova recipe | Milk Halwa | Diwali sweet

5. Coconut laddu recipe with Condensed milk | Thengai Burfi

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