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.

 Kara Sev My Magic Pan

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

Kara Sev My Magic Pan Kara Sev My Magic Pan


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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