Kaara Sev


  • Besan flour – 2 and half cups
  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Pepper – 1 teaspoon (Crushed coarsely)
  • Red Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafotida 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
  • Kara sev plate or a boondi karandi with big holes


  1. Mix besan flour, rice flour, pepper powder, red chilli powder, asafetida, cooking soda, ghee and salt. Add water little by little and make a thick dough.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Hold the karaa sev plate above the oil and put little dough on the plate and rub it. The dough will fall through the holes. Fry till it become golden yellow and crisp. Remove and store it in an air tight container.


  1. Madam

    1.Can we do this Kaara Sev in normal Murrukku mould? or we need compulsorily kara sev plate?
    2. In the ingredients list you have mentioned as Baking soda and whereas in the text mentioned as Baking Powder.

    Do not mistake me. I want to know which i have to use . ANything works fine??


  2. Hi Chidambari,

    Thank you for visiting my site.

    You can make it with normal Murukku mould. Only the shape is slightly different than the Kaarasev. (Kaara sev have thin ends).

    Re Baking powder, it is typographic error. I have corrected it. It is cooking soda. Without cooking soda also we can prepare.

  3. Keerthana

    I made this today and it came out very well.I added some wheat flour to one half and ragi flour to other half of the total mixture bcoz i ran out of besan. I was worried about crispiness,but it came out very crispy.and healthy as well.

    • Hi Sailaja,

      Picture of “kaara Sev” is my picture. I do not know how they are publishing it without my knowledge. I think other pictures are also taken from other websites. I have also seen my pictures in some of the websites too. I do not know how to prevent it.

      Anyway thanks for bringing this to my notice.

  4. how to make sweet sev? in my childhood days my mum used to buy this. still we get in some shops in my city.

    • You have to make “Sev” with the ingredients mentioned for Kara sev, but without chilli powder or pepper or any spice. You have to use slightly bigger hole “Karandi” for this. Then you have to make thick sugar syrup and add the sev and mix well.

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