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
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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.


  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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