Kara sev is a spicy and crispy snack that is prepared during festivals especially Deepavali. Sattur is the native for ever tasty world famous snack "Kara Sevu" which is a good combination with tea and even as a side dish for food. The "Shunmuga Nadar Mittai kadai" at “Sattur” is very popular in preparing this delicious eatable. I prepared this snack for this Diwali and it came out really well.
Serves 6 to 7
- 1 1/2 cup – Gram flour/ Besan flour/ Kadalai maavu
- 1/2 cup – Rice flour
- 5 to 6 cloves – Garlic
- 1 tsp – Crushed cumin seeds
- 2 to 3 tbsp – Red chilli powder (or add as needed)
- 1/8 tsp – Asafoetida
- Salt as needed
- Oil for deep frying
- Take a blender, add garlic, cumin seeds and red chilli powder, blend it with little water to a coarse paste, set it aside.
- Take a mixing bowl, add gram flour, rice flour, ground masala paste, asafoetida along with required salt and water, mix everything well and form a soft dough like we make for murukku.
- Fill the murukku press with the dough (use the same plate that we use to make murukku) and press it in hot oil . Do not over crowd it, just press large circles around the frying pan. 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 the excess oil and break it roughly into pieces. Cool down completely and then store in airtight container.
- If you wish you may also add pepper powder in this recipe. It gives a fantastic flavor to the kara sev.
- You may increase or decrease the quantity of red chilli powder as per your spice level.
- You may also replace red chilli powder with 5 to 6 no’s of dry red chillies while grinding.