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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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gram flour (besan)

1 cup

rice flour

1/2 cup

chili powder

1 teaspoon

asafoetida (hing)

1/4 teaspoon

melted butter

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying



Step 1:

In a mixing bowl, combine gram flour, rice flour, chili powder, asafoetida, and salt.

Step 2:

Add the melted butter to the flour mixture and mix well.

Step 3:

Gradually add water to form a soft dough.

Step 4:

Heat oil in a deep pan for frying.

Step 5:

Using a sev press or a perforated ladle, press the dough into the hot oil in circular motions.

Step 6:

Fry until golden brown, then drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.

Step 7:

Allow the Karapusa to cool before storing in an airtight container.

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