Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kara Sev - Indian Cooking Challenge

Hello friends,


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




Ingredients
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
Preparation

  • 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.

Serving
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.

32 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks delicious you make it sound easy :)

aipi said...

they look so crispy and perfect.. nice job Priya !

Satya said...

i love this sev n ur's looks perfect ,delicious ,veryyyyyyy tempting

Vegetarian Yogini said...

great shots of your crispy kara sev! Thanks for sharing!

Swathi said...

Kara sev looks really delicious crispy nice one.

Kiran said...

Priya ,
Kara sev looks very crispy and delicious.

Nitha said...

perfect sev.. Looks delicious..

Trupti said...

hello Priya, first time here. you have a lovely recipe collection. Added you in my blogroll.

Khara sev looks delicious

Turmericnspice said...

yum....great snack to munch on ..for all ages.

suma said...

Perfect sev!!

Kalyani & Gayatri said...

I love these kara sev. Growing up they were my all time favorite snack. They look absolutely gorgeous.

Kalyani & Gayatri said...

I love these kara sev. Growing up they were my all time favorite snack. They look absolutely gorgeous.

Krishnaveni said...

crispy kara sev, perfect fot evening tea, beautiful

Priya said...

Prefect Kara sev, seems u enjoyed making and having...

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks yum & crispy

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks perfect and crispy

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Perfect sev priya,Luks very nice.

PJ said...

Looks perfect Priya.I missed this months challenge

SS blogs here said...

That is just perfect sev!

priya said...

I can feel the crunch already! How do you come up with so many dishes despite having a 10 month old. Hats off to you.

ruchikacooks said...

Karasev is one of our favorites for the evening, crunch crunch and then a sip of hot chai ;)

Looks so tempting..has come out so well!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! you have done it perfectly, looks so crispy and yummy. Our favourite tea time snack.

Rachana said...

Looks perfect Priya! I was in the same boat as you. Literally started making it after 9:30 PM last night.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a wonderful looking sev.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

DEESHA said...

nice sev .. crunchy N perfect

Gulmohar said...

Hi Priya ! Hope you are doing good..Missed you all a lot .
This looks perfectly yumm

Scraps said...

Thanks for the serving suggestion! I put some as a base for the grilled chicken we had for dinner that night but wasn't sure what else they might be good with aside as a snack.

Suja Sugathan said...

Crispy and perfect..great tea time snack.

Yummy Team said...

WOW!! Perfect kara sev..Great job, Priya..

veena krishnakumar said...

yummy kara sev! looks perfect. following you

Malar Gandhi said...

Whooo, sev is bit hard to fix at home...lots of work. Yours looks so perfect and crunchy:)

Srivalli said...

Both look great priya..

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