Poondu Kara Sevu – Spicy Fritters with a Garlic Twist

 

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Kara Sevu is a very popular spicy fritter, which is not only a festive snack but an all time crunch partner, specially to serve guests and while travel. The spice note delivered from red chilli powder and/or black pepper can be enhanced with the addition of garlic that makes kara sevu more flavorful.

 

Kara Sevu/Spicy Gram Flour Fritters with a Garlic Twist

 

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Ingredients

 

  • kadalai maavu/bengal gram flour – 1 cup
  • arisi maavu/rice flour – 1/2 cup
  • poondu/garlic – 10 cloves
  • milagai vatral podi/red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • perungaayam/asafoetida powder – 1/4 tsp
  • omam/bishop’s weed or carom seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • uppu/salt – 1/2 tsp
  • yennai/oil – 2 tbsp
  • nei/clarified butter – 1 tbsp
  • thanner/water – as required
  • oil – for deep frying

Method of Preparation

 

  1. Sieve gram flour and rice flour

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2. Make a coarse paste of garlic

 

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3. Keep the carom seeds in enough warm water
4. Mix sieved gram flour, rice flour, garlic paste, red chilli powder, asafoetida powder, carom seeds with water, salt, oil and clarified butter with enough water into a tight dough

 

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5. Heat oil for deep frying

6. Take the kara sev disc in the murukku maker – disc 3 from left is the kara sevu disc

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7. Keep enough dough into the cylindrical container and close with the kara sevu disc

8. Press Sev directly inside oil into single circular murukku/fritter

 

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9. Fry both sides till golden

10. Take out in kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil

11. Split the circular sev murukku into small pieces

12. Store in an air tight container.

 

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