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Kaara Sev

Kaara sev is a popular Indian snack made from chickpea flour (besan) and spices. It is typically deep-fried and has a crispy texture. The sev is seasoned with a blend of spices like chili powder, turmeric, and salt to give it a spicy and tangy flavor. Kaara sev is often enjoyed as a standalone snack or used as a topping for dishes like chaat or bhel puri. It is a common street food in India and is loved for its crunchy texture and flavorful taste.

Kaara Sev

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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Learn how to make delicious and crispy Kara Sev at home with this easy recipe. Just mix the ingredients, fry, and enjoy! #homemade #recipe


  • Besan flour – 2 and half cups

  • Rice flour – 1 cup

  • Crushed Pepper – 1 teaspoon

  • Red Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida powder – ¼ teaspoon

  • Cooking Soda – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee or butter – 2 to 3 teaspoons

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil for deep frying


  • In a mixing bowl, combine besan flour, rice flour, pepper powder, red chili powder, asafetida, cooking soda, ghee, and salt. Gradually add water, mixing continuously, to form a thick dough.
  • Heat oil in a kadai over medium heat. Position a karaa sev plate above the hot oil and place a small portion of the dough onto it. Gently rub the dough so it falls through the holes in the plate and into the oil. Fry the dough until it turns a golden yellow color and becomes crisp.
  • Remove the fried sev using a slotted spoon, draining excess oil, and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Once cooled, store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
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