Oct 24, 2011

Kara Sev / Khara Sev / Spicy Sev – Diwali Snack Recipes

Karasev has to be in diwali menu always...We make this in bulk and pack it in individual covers and sent to our relatives house. Amma makes this using her years old recipe, which was passed from my grandma..And it is a no fail recipe..

This is a spicy, crispy snack which is so easy to make..Just calls for simple ingredients but the measurements is the key stuff. Follow that and you will get perfect kara sev each time.

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Cooking Time: 2 to 3 mins per batch


Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan-5 cups
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu -1 cup
Chilli Powder- 3 tblspn
Whole Pepper-3 tblspn
Garlic - a whole head
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying


Grind Pepper, Chilli powder and Garlic to a smooth paste by adding some water..

Take gram flour and rice flour in a bowl and add in salt...Mix this together..

Now add in the ground masala and hing....mix well..

Gradually add in water and make into a slightly sticky dough..

Take your desired mould(Achu) and fill it..

Now heat oil for deep frying....Directly pipe the whole lot straight in the oil..

Fry till it turns crispy and remove on a paper towel...

Now break it into small pieces and let it cool completely..

Store this in a air tight container for several weeks..


These Pictures where taken in the middle of a hectic day..So it won't be so perfect...Amma was mixing dough for this,while I was Clicking...Please bare with me..

Take all your ingrediants
take garlic,chilli powder,pepper in a blender
make it into a fine paste

Now add gram flour in a mixing bowl
add in rice flour

mix well

add salt in this
make a well..

add the ground masala

pour in water
Add asafoetida in...Amma uses asafoetida that comes in a brick shape, which we should dissolve with some water..She always tell me that this is the best one and has lots of flavour than the powdered stuff..

mix well

form a sticky dough
now take your mould...This is called as Thenkuzhal Achu..You can use a piping bag with small tip..

fill that with this mixture
heat oil for deep frying..

press it in..

fry till golden

drain it


Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

looks tempting and advance diwali wishes.

Pranati Nath said... Best Blogger Tips

wow.one of my fav snacks..it makes me hungry...nice explanation ... Thank you!!!

Federica said... Best Blogger Tips

sempre ricette buonissime da te!baci!

Carolina said... Best Blogger Tips

That have to be so yummy, i like so much

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful and crunchy snack..

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.. totally appetizing!!
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yummylittlecooks said... Best Blogger Tips

We love this snack very much.Thanks for sharing :) Happy Diwali to you and your family.

Ammu's said... Best Blogger Tips

Crispy & yummy !!

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks spicy and yummy....

Nisa Homey said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to munch on them with my tea. Happy Diwali.

Ambreen said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this snack, your version sounds spicy :)

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious.
Happy Diwali dear.
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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi arathy can we make rice flour by grinding rice ? Or do we have to soak it and grind?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYou can use rice flour too..