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October 20, 2015

Garlic KaraSev Recipe - Milagu Poondu Karasev Recipe

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Garlic Karasev recipe
Pepper Garlic Karasev is Sendhil’s favorite snacks. He loves karasev with pepper(Milagu) & Garlic (poondu) more than with red chilli powder. In Tamilnadu, Sattur is very famous for Karasev. I should try that version soon. But today I made Kara sev as per my MIL’s recipe. She usually adds more besan flour & less rice flour. But nowadays she follows a different recipe adding equal amounts of Besan & rice flour. She adds butter or vanaspati but I used hot oil as I din’t have enough butter in hand. It came out  well with melt in mouth crispness and white in color. I was so happy with the results. Immediately I made another batch adding more besan and less rice flour to find out the actual difference. I referred Vahchef’s recipe video for this preparation. It was slightly harder to bite and light golden in color. So I have shared both the recipes I tried. Choose & try any based on your liking. Both has its own taste & flavor. I have posted a full video recipe for easier understanding. Do watch it below :)
Lets see how to make this easy Diwali Snacks Recipe – Kara Sev !! 
Kara Sev Recipe - Full video

pepper garlic Karasev recipe

Garlic Karasev Recipe

Karasev Recipe How to make Karasev - Spicy pepper & garlic flavored snack for Diwali
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snack
Serves: -
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

1 cup = 200 ml
Version 1
  • Besan flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Hot oil - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper powder / Pepper corns - 2 tsp OR Red chilli powder – 1.5 tsp 
  • Garlic - 10 cloves OR Asafetida/Hing - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - as needed
  • Cooking oil – to deep fry
Version 2
  • Besan flour – 1 cup
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • fried gram dal/Dalia/Pottukadalai powder – 2 tbsp
  • Butter at room temperature – 1 tbsp
  • Salt & water – as needed
  • Red chilli powder or pepper powder – 1.5 tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil – to deep fry
  • Peel the skin of garlic cloves. Take pepper corns and garlic in a mixie jar. Grind it to a paste without water. Add some water and grind to a smooth paste. Skip this step and use hing instead of garlic if  you wish to make a no garlic version. If you use pepper powder like me, grind garlic alone to a smooth paste adding required water. 
Garlic karasev
  • Take a wide bowl and add sieve besan flour, rice flour. Break the lumps and sieve it well. To this add salt, pepper + garlic paste and hot oil. Mix well to make a crumbly mixture.
Garlic karasev

  • Add water and make a thick dough. No issues if the dough is sticky. If the dough is too hard, you may not be able to rub the dough in the slotted ladle. If you use murukku maker, you may find it difficult to press. So make the dough little loose.
Garlic karasev
  • Heat oil in a kadai and check the oil temperature by dropping a pinch of dough. If it rises immediately to the top,oil is just right. Now hold a slotted ladle 15 cms above the kadai. Take a big ball sized dough and rub it using the heel of your palm. Rub continuously by gathering all the excess dough. Kara sev will start to fall into the oil. Repeat it until the kadai is 3/4 th filled with karasev. Keep the flame medium and cook both sides till bubbles cease completely.Drain in a tissue.
Garlic karasev
  • If you want to use Murukku maker, take a ball sized dough and fill in the single holed murukku mould. Press it over the hot oil and cook till bubbles cease. Kara sev made using this method takes more time to cook than the traditional rubbing method. So keep an eye !
Garlic karasev
Give some standing time of an hour to a day to enjoy its best taste. Generally it tastes the best  with full flavor by next day!

For second version, follow the same procedure but add rice flour & gram dal flour(pottukadalai maavu) as mentioned above. Store the kara sev in an air tight box once it cools down completely.It stays good for a month.
Munch them with your coffe or tea  !
  • You can follow any of the above versions.
  • Adjust the quantity of spice powders and garlic as per your taste.
  • You can use chilli powder instead of pepper. 

Make this flavorful,spicy karasev for this Diwali and enjoy !!
Garlic karasev

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Nithiyas Kitchen said...

Looks super crispy,chitra

Nithiyas Kitchen said...

Looks super crispy,chitra

Nivedha Manoharan | Personal Blog said...

I tried this today and it came out really well :) I added Cumin too and it gave that extra flavor..Thank You!

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for the feedback :) Glad you liked it.Adding cumin is a gud idea. Helps for digestion too !