Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kara chevu (Kara sev, a diwali / deepavali snack)

  • Bengal gram flour (Kadalai maavu, Channa dal flour) - 2 cups
  • Rice flour - 2tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Black pepper - 1tbsp
  • Cumin seed (Jeera- Jeeragam) – 1 tsp
  • Ajowan (Carom, Bishop’s Weed, Ajwan, Omam) – 1 tsp
  • Asafetida (Perungayam, Hing) - as required
  • Edible oil for deep frying - as required
  • Salt- as required

Method of preparation
  • Grind garlic, black pepper, cumin seed, ajowan and asafetida into a coarse paste.
  • Mix Bengal gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, salt and the ground paste.
  • Make a thick dough using water.
  • Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
  • Fill the dough in a murukku press.
  • Press to slide the dough into the hot oil.
  • Take out when become golden brown and drain the oil.
  • Break into pieces of desired length.

A tasty, crispy, special snack especially prepared home during festivals like Deepavali.


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