Kaara Sev is a traditional South Indian recipe, which can be easily prepared at home. Its a crispy snack and can be kept for more than 15 days when put in air tight jars. This recipe, actually needs a murukku maker or a karasev laddle to go with. But I dont have both. So I went with just, Jalli karandi (the laddle with holes) and made these snacks. As I am the one taking the photos too, i cant able to take the picture while I press the sev in to the laddle.
- Gram flour (Kadalai Maavu) - 1.5 cups
- Rice flour - 1/2 cup
- Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - as per taste
- Baking soda - a pinch
- Black Pepper - 1 tsp (coarsely crushed)
- Cumin Seeds/Jeera seeds - 1 tsp
- Oil - 1 tsp
- Asafoetida - a pinch
- Warm Water - as required to make a dough
- Mix all the ingredients together except the water.
- Add the water little by little to make a dough slightly softer than chappathi dough.
- (It should not be watery).
- In a kadai, heat the oil in medium flame.
- In the Murukku maker or Kaarasev maker, put the dough inside and press the handle. ( I took a lemon sized dough and kept on the laddle and pressed with my thumb ).
- When the sev becomes golden brown, remove and filter the oil with a kitchen tissue.
- Store in a air tight container.
- Oil can be replaced with ghee, but i prefer oil.
- Chilli powder can be adjusted according to taste as we need to add the pepper also.
This goes to my event: Dish Name Starts with K