I love these crunchy, garlic and pepper flavored South Indian snack recipe, as it is very versatile. The main purpose is to serve them as tea time snack, but it pairs up beautifully with curd rice. All the South Indians will accept this without any hesitations.
These Karasev is one such snack recipe, soothes everyone’s munching time. These are crunchy, crispy, hugely addictive snacks. You believe me, once you pick and taste the first one, you cannot keep your hand away from it.
Making this recipe is much easier. The crispiness is depends on the consistency of the dough. So, provide your little attention towards the dough, it should be pliable and soft, and that’s it, you are done. Go ahead and start enjoy these karasev as your companion in your travelings.
Karasev, Karachev-easy snacking recipe
Cooking time : 40 min,
Yeild : Serves a big bagful
Author : Pepper Bowl
Besan / Kadalaimavu / Bengal Gram Flour – 1 Cup
Rice Flour – 1 Cup
Melted Butter – 2 tbsp
Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 1 tsp
Garlic – 4-8
Pepper – 3 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp or as required
How to make:
Step 1. Peel garlic and add asafoetida. I went with solid version of asafoetida, as I feel it is more flavorful. Powder version of asafoetida can also be replaced in this recipe.
Step 2. Make a smooth paste by grinding them in the mixer grinder.
Step 3. In the same mixer grinder container, add black pepper and grind it coarsely. Keep them aside.
Step 4. In the mixing container, add bengal gram flour followed butter, chili powder and salt. Mixing them well so that butter combines every bit and portion of the flour.
Step 5. Then add kept aside ground pepper garlic mixture. Gently combine them to the flour.
Step 6. Sprinkle little water at a time and make smooth pliable dough like in the picture.
Step 7. Keep the ‘murukku/chakli press’ ready. Heat oil in the frying pan. Fill the press with the dough. Press it gently over the hot oil. Watch out your hands, as it is sizzling hot oil.
Step 8. When the sizzling sound reduces a little using the ladle flip it. In medium flame, allow them to get fried. Once it turns golden brown remove it from the fire. Transfer it to the kitchen towel.
Step 9. Once the karasevs returned to the room temperature. Gently break them into large pieces like in the picture. And store it in the air tight container.
1. As I told earlier, this munching snack can also be served as side dish for the curd rice.
Tips and Variations:
1. I Love karasev to be more spicy and flavorful, you can also reduce the garlic and pepper quantity if you wish.
2. Originally it is pressed in the eyelets of ladle, to simplify the process I have used ‘Murukku Press’.