Kara Sev – Besan Sev

February 4, 2019 Diwali SnacksSnacks / Starters  No comments

Kara Sev is an Indian snack made with besan/chickpea flour. It is a crunchy,easy to make snack. Perfect for special occasions like Diwali or even as a tea time snack. Usually it is made by pressing the dough on a perforated ladle directly into hot oil. I have used a murukku press for convenience. Do check my plain Sev/Om Podi recipe too. Savoury snacks are always a favourite at home. It just vanishes very soon. So do not have to wait for a special occasion to make it. Recipe with video.

Here is the video..


Now to the recipe..


Kara Sev My Magic Pan

[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 10 mins ]

Kara Sev Ingredients

  • Besan/Chickpea flour – 1 cup
  • Rice Flour – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – as needed
  • Crushed pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Oil – to fry


Kara Sev - My Magic Pan


  • Take a wide bowl and sieve both besan and rice flour together. To this add salt, crushed pepper, asafoetida and ghee.


  • First mix well so that all the ingredients blend well. Add water little by little and knead it into a soft dough. Use a murukku press with the three hole achu.


  • Press it in hot oil in a circular motion just about a circle. Do not overlap. Flip and cook on both sides until bubble subsides. Drain it in paper towels.


  • Transfer it to a plate and break it roughly. Store it in an airtight container once cooled completely.



Thats it! Crunchy Kara Sev ready! Perfect with a hot cup of coffee. 🙂

Store in an air tight container.




  • The traditional method of making Kara Sev is to rub the dough on a perforated ladle directly into hot oil. Using this murukku press is easy and convenient.
  • If making a large batch, keep the dough covered so that it does not get dry. Mine was just enough for filling the murukku press once.
  • Adjust pepper according to your spice levels.


Kara Sev - My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

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