Karapusa, also known as Kara Sev, is a crunchy and flavorful snack from the Southern parts of India, especially popular in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is made using gram flour and rice flour with a hint of butter and seasoned with spices such as chili powder and asafoetida. It is generally enjoyed as a tea time snack or during festivals.
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In a mixing bowl, combine gram flour, rice flour, chili powder, asafoetida, and salt.
Add the melted butter to the flour mixture and mix well.
Gradually add water to form a soft dough.
Heat oil in a deep pan for frying.
Using a sev press or a perforated ladle, press the dough into the hot oil in circular motions.
Fry until golden brown, then drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
Allow the Karapusa to cool before storing in an airtight container.