Monday, October 10, 2011


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

11 lovely comments:


KaaraSev looks so crispy and perfectly done !!

Ongoing event CC-What's For Friday Dinner


yummy and crunchy snack for the evening ......


Crispy crunchy kaarasevai, love it any time. Ur click is very tempting.

Priya Suresh

Feel like munching some, soo tempting crispy kaarasev..

chef and her kitchen

love this one..looks delicios

Nava Krishnan

thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I will want to try out sometime next week as preparation for Deepavali, looks quite easy to make.


wow, looks very tempting sev.


look so yummy, just perfect.


they have come out very crispy...why dnt u send it to the events:
Event: Kerala Kitchen
Event :My Diwali My Way

Jayanthy Kumaran

My search for this recipe ends now..thanks for the perfect version Akila...;)
Tasty Appetite

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

Nice crunchy snack, sounds wonderful! I will be making this very soon.

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