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Kara Sev – Fried Spiced Chickpea Flour Sticks | A Diwali Recipe

Author Manju


  • Besan / Chickpea Flour - 1 cup
  • Rice Flour - ½ cup
  • Red Chilli Powder / Cayenne - 1 tsp
  • Crushed black pepper - 1 tbsp
  • Butter softened - 2 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - ½ tsp
  • Baking Soda - a pinch
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - enough to form a firm dough
  • Oil - to deep fry


  • Sieve the flours together. Add the red chilli powder, crushed black pepper, salt, asafoetida, baking soda to the flours and mix well together.
  • Add the butter and mix it into the flour mix.
  • Add water little by little, kneading the mixture by hand, till the dough starts to become firm, but still should not stick to your hands a lot.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Put a little of the dough into the sev press and press the dough, so that the strands coming out fall directly into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry till the color changes to golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Transfer to an airtight container once cooled completely.