For Indian Cooking Challenge, SriValli selected something I guess loved by most, but I had never had them before, or may be had but never knew what it was. Anyways, I was up for it. But, guess what I procrastinated till the end, I mean literally the end. Today is 15th and almost end of it and I just finished making them. And, now, both my boys, yes, both, one who is 5.5 years old and the little one who is 10 months old, are enjoying it alike... lol
So, without further delay, here is the recipe. I reduced the quantity based on Bhagyashri's post as I didn't want to try it with the whole quantity. Let me tell you, I was not very sure how they will come, but they gave me a surprise and came out beautifully. I made them using my Murukku Achhu (press) and used both the very thin sev press and the crispy edged one as well, sorry, can't explain them well, but you will see them in the pics... lol
Kara Sev - A Crispy Snack made from Chick Pea and Rice Flour
Besan (Chick Pea Flour) - 1 cup
Chawal Ka Aata (Rice Flour) - 2 tbsp
Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 3 tbsp
Lal Mirch (Red Chilli) Powder - 1/4 tsp
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods, minced
Salt - as per taste
Oil - for deep frying
Water - to make the dough
- Mix everything together except oil and water well.
- It will be slightly crumbly, not much though.
- Now, sprinkle water, very little at a time and mix it into a smooth dough.
- Heat oil in a pan and test it, it should be hot enough for your sev to sizzle up right away.
- Take a little dough at a time and add it to the murukku press and press it down in desired shape in hot oil.
- Remove when it is golden brown and drain on the paper before storing them in airtight container.
Serve them anytime as a snack. I will tell you another secret use of it. Crumble and top them for your upma/poha/kadhi. My son and husband loves it that way and we usually buy Sev for this, so this time they have home made.
That's all for now. Take care till next post.