Thursday, October 17, 2013

Karasev Recipe-Khara Sev-Easy Diwali Snacks Recipes

Karasev is a very popular snack and is very easy to prepare. When my mother came to stay with me a few months back, she did this karasev for the blog. I asked her as she is an expert in it. Her recipe is very simple and also fool proof. This post was waiting for a very long time. Now that Diwali is nearing, I though it is the right time to post this Easy Diwali Snacks. Today we will learn how to make karasev following this simple recipe.

Karasev-diwali snacks

How to make Karasev

Prep time - under 5 mins
Cook time - under 20 mins

Ingredients needed

Melted ghee - 3 tsp
Cooking soda (soda bi carb) - a pinch
Pepper powder - 1 tsp

Gram flour/kadalai mavi/besan - 1 cup (sieved)
Rice flour - 1/4 cup (sieved)
Hing/asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeera -1 tsp
Salt as needed


Sieve gram flour and rice flour separately and keep it aside.

Mix together ghee, cooking soda and pepper powder nicely (vigorously) with your hands until a little foamy. (picture-1)

Add bengal gram flour, rice flour, hing, salt and cumin seeds. Add lukewarm water little at a time and prepare a dough. Dough should not be too hard nor too soft.

How to make karasev


Traditionally a big ladle with perforated holes was used to prepare karasev (my mother used only that as you can see in the picture) but you can use murukku maker (using the disc which has 5 holes) to make karasev which is much easier. Put the dough into the murukku maker and press it directly into the hot oil. (read remaining details below)

I will share with you how my mother prepared it-

Heat oil in a kadai. To check if the oil is hot enough to fry the karasev, drop a small piece of dough into the oil, if it raises to the surface immediately, the oil is hot enough to fry the karasev. Now turn the heat to medium. Keep a little dough or a ball of dough on the ladle and rub it through the holes. (look at the picture below).The dough falls through the holes into the hot oil in the shape of small sticks or thick noodles.

making khara sev

Fry until it turns golden brown. Stir in between for even frying. On the picture above you can see lot of bubbles while frying. In the picture below there are no bubbles. This is one indication that the karasev is fried. The sizzling sound will also stop. 

Remove from oil and drain it on a colander or a kitchen towel.

karasev recipe

Easy and delicious karasev is ready in just 15 minutes. Try it for this Diwali and enjoy!

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  1. Crunchy and crispy looking khara sev. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. crispy and delicious karasev... even I posted the same yesterday....

  3. Thank u so much for such a simple came out really well and it was done in a jiffy...

  4. Hi
    I tried this with the ladle but the batter did not fall from the holes. Moreover I found it very hard to rub the batter in the ladle. Can u guide me?

  5. You have to practice for that. Initially everyone will have that difficulty. I suggest you make kara sev using a murukku maker. You get specially for making kara sev (mould /achu) now a days.


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