Thursday, July 15, 2010

KARA SEV- INDIAN COOKING CHALLENGE FOR JUNE

Savouries are a part of indian festive cuisine. I have made other savouries like Thattai,murukku,omapodi but for some strange reason have never tried to make kara sev.I was always under the impression that it is difficult until SRIVALLI OF INDIAN COOKING CHALLENGE shared the recipe with members of the challenge and which turned out to be pretty simple.
The recipe shared by SRIVALLI IS:

1. Gram flour 2 1/2 cups

2.Rice flour 1 cup

3. Ghee 2 1/2 tsp( i added a little more to it)

4.Chilli powder 1/4 tsp

5.Pepper powder 1tsp

6. cooking soda a pinch(optional)

7. crushed garlic 2 pods ( optional)

Sieve both the flours together in a bowl. Add chilli powder, pepper powder and salt to it. Now add the ghee and mix it thouroughly till it texture resembles that of bread crumbs. Divide this mixture into 4 to 5 parts. Sprinkle little water to one part and knead into a dough of puri dough consistency. I f the dough becomes watery, add a little more of gram flour to it. Dough should be firm.
Heat oil in a kadai. Rub the dough on the kara sev ladle directly on the oil.Deep fry till golden brown in colour. Drain the excess oil and store it when cool.

I do not have a kara sev ladle , so used the murukku press instead.


This is a perfect evening snack......VERDICT given by my daughter.
Thank you srivalli.
If you want to be a part of this challenge click here
Check out SRIVALLI'S blog for step by step recipe.
see u soon with another yummy post
till then happy cooking:-)