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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Karasev Recipe

Karasev Recipe

Karasev is a easy and quick South Indian diwali snacks. Karasev is prepared from Rice flour and Besan Flour / Kadalai Maavu. This is one of the quick savoury prepared for Deepavali festival using the traditional murukku press. The process is simplified and the instant karasev can be prepared using store bought rice flour. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Karasev recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins 
Ready In: 45 mins
Yields : 5 Servings
Karasev Recipe

For Frying
Rice Flour
1 Cup
Besan Flour/ Kadalai Maavu 
3/4 Cup
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Unsalted butter
1/2 tbsp
As needed
Pepper powder
2 tsp
  • Add rice flour,besan flour,turmeric powder, salt,pepper powder, butter and water and mix well.Make soft dough (similar to Chappati dough).
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  • Now put the dough into  the murukku press. Use the plate having three circles as shown in picture below.
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  • Heat enough oil to deep fry. To check whether oil is hot, drop a little dough into oil. If it bubbles up on top, then oil is hot. Carefully press the murukku press on top and drop the dough into the oil . 

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  • Fry by flipping on both sides. The colour of the murukku will change to light golden brown colour. Drain the excess oil by placing it in a paper towel.

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Karasev Recipe | Easy Diwali snacks
Karasev Recipe

  • The dough will become dry after some time, so cover dough and prepare murukku immediately.
  • Adjust pepper powder to your taste.
  • Deep fry the murukku in medium flame.


  1. Very good snacks for tea or as a side for rice..

  2. Wow...u did it perfectly...I recently had a disaster...my mix was almost like thick pakodi batter and I tried murukku with that...u can imagine wat happened...it drank all the oil,,mushy oily and complete mess...I didn't know it shud be dough consistency and not batter consistency...lol. :)

  3. love this classic snack,nothing can beat them.perfect with cup of coffee.

  4. Crunchy munchy sev are my fav snacks with a cup of tea..

  5. Love it any time dear, simply superb...

  6. Its also popular over here. Commonly served during festive seasons and an awesome snack with the crunchy punch. Nice I must say though I have never made before but sure your recipe is now handy to guide me when I want to make at home.

  7. Nothing can beat kara sev during monsoons.Love your step by step pics Nithya :)

  8. Love this crispy and crunchy snack.

  9. they look so perfect and yum ! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Wow.. Made so perfectly dear.. Lovely :)


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