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Karasev is a spicy, deep-fried snack from the Tamil Nadu region in South India. It's made from gram flour, rice flour, black pepper, and a blend of other spices. Perfect as an accompaniment for evening beverages, it is crispy and packed with flavor. The word 'Kara' means spicy and 'Sev' refers to the texture of the snack which comes from the Sev mould in which it is made. This snack is popular all over India, especially during festive occasions such as Diwali. But it isn't just restricted to festivals and makes a great everyday snack as well.

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gram flour (besan)

1 cup

rice flour

1/2 cup

pepper corns crushed coarsely

2 tsp

hot oil

2 tsp

asafoetida (hing)

1/2 tsp

salt to taste

oil for deep frying



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix together the gram flour, rice flour, coarsely crushed pepper corns, asafoetida, and salt.

Step 2:

Add the hot oil to the flour – spice mix and incorporate it well.

Step 3:

Add water little by little and knead into a soft and pliable dough.

Step 4:

Heat oil for deep frying in a pan.

Step 5:

Using a Sev press with a plate having small holes, press the dough directly over the hot oil.

Step 6:

Fry on medium heat until the sizzling sound stops and also the color of the rekasev changes to golden brown.

Step 7:

Drain it on a paper towel to absorb the extra oil.

Step 8:

Let it cool completely before storing in an air tight container.

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