Thursday, October 17, 2013

Karasev Recipe| Spicy Garlic Karasev | Garlic Karasev | Diwali Special Recipes

I am really busy these days with the preparation of Diwali sweets and savoury snacks. As soon as Happy sleep, I literally run into the kitchen to prepare some snack, I try minimal quantity so that I can finish before she wakes up. Today I am sharing the recipe of Karasev and it is Jany's all time favourite. I hear from my mom in law that he is fond of Karasev from his childhood. She says that Jany calls it as Ericha Kambu (Spicy stick) when he was young. He loves to have this mixed with sweet sev. I tried this a month back and it came out very well. 
Besan Flour/Kadalai maavu - 1 Cup
Rice flour - 1 Cup
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Crushed Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp 
Butter - 2 tblsp
Garlic - 4 cloves 
Water - as required
Salt - as required
Oil - to deep fry
1. Crush the pepper to a coarse powder. Grind the garlic cloves into a paste or crush it finely. In a mixing bowl add all the ingredients except oil and mix well. Add water little by little, and form it into a smooth sticky dough. The dough should not be too sticky and too stiff. If it is stiff, then it will be difficult to press.
2. Select the desired pattern, I have used the one shown below. You can even use the pattern with 3 holes in it. Fill the dough into the Press, I have used the gun type press. You can use our normal Idiyappam or murukku press as well. Press it in hot oil, don't make it crowded. Press it with enough gap.
3. In medium flame, allow it to cook for few mins. Flip to cook the other side as well. After it turns golden brown, remove from oil and drain it in tissue paper.
After it cools completely, roughly break it into pieces and store it in an airtight container. Enjoy with coffee or tea.

Points to remember:
  • Garlic helps in digestion and gives great flavour.  However, if you don't prefer it you can replace it with asafoetida.
  • For the complete pepper flavour, you can skip red chilli powder and add more pepper.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Looks very crispy and perfectly made.

  2. Crunchy munchy karasev, would love to munch some;

  3. very very crunchu and crispy karasev :) so perfectly made and explained :)

  4. Kara Sev looks nice, crunchy and yummy.. Superb Divya :-)

  5. Crunchy and crispy looking kara sev.

  6. Looks crunchy and tasty. Just what we like with a hot cup of tea.

  7. I love this crunchy, munchy, crispy karasev,,,, my fav....


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