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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Karasev - Diwali Snack Recipes




One of the popular Southindian snacks, we prepare it during Diwali celebrations. Simple and easy to make.

Ingredients
Arisimavu/Rice flour-2cups
Kadalamavu/Besan Flour( Chick pea flour)-2cups
Black pepper( coarsely ground)-3tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds-2tsp
Turmeric-pinch
Asafetida-pinch
Baking powder-pinch
Hot water required
Oil and Salt required

Method
Take a large bowl, add rice flour, besan flour, pepper, jeera, turmeric, asafetida, baking powder and salt. Heat 2tbsp of oil and add it to the dry mixture. Mix well and add hot water to make very thick batter. Heat oil in a large kadai, take a kara sev ladle( you can also use Murukku
press/Chakli maker). Take a handful of karasev batter and press on the karasev ladle into hot oil. If using chakli maker put handful of batter into the chakli maker and press into the hot oil. When karasev is cooked it will float on the top of oil and bubbles will be reduced. Drain and transfer the karasev to paper towel and when cool downs store it in airtight container.

Sending this recipe to Priya's Diwali 2009 Contest

29 comments:

VS said...

Super mythreyi. I have not experimented making karasev. I sh give it a try. Looks good.

PS: About the oolan, you could add cooked black eyed peas or channa along with pumpkin. Even dosaikai ( round yellow cucumber - bigger ones) can be used.

Angie's Recipes said...

They are a perfect snack!
What is Asafetida?

Angie's Recipes

kittymatti said...

wow!! Looks so perfect! good one!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious. This is my husband's favorite snack, you guys are already in Deepavali mode.

Priya said...

Fantastic!! if i prepare at home, i wont stop munching these beauties..yumm!

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering Myethreyi... has come out perfect and is delicious...

Gulmohar said...

That looks crisp and yummm...Already started Deepavali clebrations ?..:-)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thank you VS, Angie, Kittymatti, Sadhana, Muskaan, Priya, Padma and Gulmohar.

Hello Angie, asafetida gives a good aroma to the dishes. You can find information about asafetida in the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asafoetida.

Ammu Madhu said...

super mythreyi..

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Perfect snack for tea time...love it..splendid dear!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Wow looks too good mythreyi...Nice crispy snack perfect with a coffee..

Sireesha said...

Looks so good, wish I could taste it!

Malar Gandhi said...

my gosh...karasev, havent seen this in years. Love it...wonderful, you made them at home.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

Wow...karasev after a long time i am seeing this...came out in perfect shape:)

Abhilash said...

Mythreyi you should never have done this to me...

You made me remember the diwali that I am going to miss this year :(

Anyway I will compensate it with this karasev...

Looks crisp and seems like calling for a tea

Anonymous said...

Hey Mythreyi,

Your karasev looks so yummy....I have never tried making this one. Btw I tried out matar kheema.My DH liked it a lot.Thanks for the recipe.

Anusha

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Kara Sev... nice... Need to venture into it..
Will book mark this page..and then try it:)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Heyy collect your award dear.its waiting in my blog 4 U.

Babli said...

Karasev is perfect for snacks. Looks crunchy and yummy.
Please accept your award from my blog.

rekhas kitchen said...

nice and crisp looking karasev perfect and beautiful pic.

Rohini said...

Superb Mythreyi! You made me drool. First diwali we are gonna have away from our family.. So i shall make this to forget the loneliness.. :)
BTW, there is one more festive event @ http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/2009/09/event-announcement-dussehra-dhanteras_04.html
You might as well send this recipe to that event.. Good luck!!

Chitra said...

Looks superb , i've bookmarked this:) Thanks for the recipe !!

*sangi* said...

I'm back da...
Luv this golden beauties!perfect tea time snack.

Gita said...

Nice picture dear..looks crispy and delicious :)

Valarmathi said...

Wow.......looks so crispy, crunchy and yummy. Nice click.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ayyo, enakku romba pidichathu..looks toog ud. u made it? i bow down!

Ankita said...

Karasev is perfect for senacking anytime.Looks exactly like store bought one.

Shri said...

Looks like I missed some of your delicious creations, Mye..I was out for some time..Anyway, the snacks look appetizing!

San!!! said...

So appealing Mye,kara sev with rice n rasam.I love that combination:)Thanks for sharing the recipe.