Poondu Kaarasev / Garlic Flavored Spicy Sev

Starting the final week of Blogging Marathon #93 with one ingredient in different ways,as theme.For the theme we need to choose a fruit,veggie or a flour as the ingredient.
Since Diwali is around the corner,I chose gram flour aka besan as my main ingredient to make some savories and sweet.

Kaarasev is a crispy and addictive snack made in number of ways with different proportions.I have already shared a version here.But this version is flavored with garlic and it is slightly on the spicier side.This version is popular in a sweet stall in my home town and I noted down the recipe from our family cook.

                                                   Poondu Kaarasev/Garlic Flavored Spicy Sev

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
   Makes ~ 350 gms(approximately)



Gram flour/besan
1 cup
Rice flour/arisimaavu
1/2 cup 
Red chilly/varamilagai
-5 fat cloves
2 tsp
1 tsp
to knead
for frying

  • Grind the garlic and red chilly to a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and take all the dry ingredients in a  bowl.To this add 2 tbs of hot oil,ground paste and mix it well.Now to this sprinkle little water at a time and knead it to a soft dough.The dough should not be too thick,otherwise it will be difficult to squeeze in the oil.
  • Take the murukku press with the round blade(thenkuzhal achu),fill the dough.Squeeze it in the oil in a circular pattern and fry it for a minute.Now with the ladle break the bigger pieces to a smaller pieces for even frying.
  • Fry it till the sizzling sound ceases and the sev turned out nice and golden.Remove it from the oil and drain it on a paper towel.
  • Store it in an air tight container,after cooling.

  • Cover the dough with a plate to prevent drying.
  • If you feel hard to squeeze then sprinkle some water and mix the dough.
  • The color of the kaarasev will get deeper upon cooling and take it from the oil as soon as the sizzling sound ceases.
  • Instead of hot oil melted butter or ghee can also be used.
  • A tbs of cornflour is also added along with the flour.



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A great snack to much on for garlic lovers. Makes a perfecta accompaniment to tea / coffee.

Excellent choice of ingredient Nalini, we surely get to see so many more snacks for Diwali, your karasev looks tempting!

I love kara sev with garlic flavour. It is the perfect Diwali dish and I remember mom making it every year. Yours looks fabulous Nalini.

Looks good, Nalini. I have never added garlic to these murukku variety.

Totally love these garlicky flavored sev... in love with the mug used too... :)

Oh my, those garlic flavored sev look and sound delicious Nalini. I am tempted to make these real soon.

That sounds like a twist in a classic kara sev. I should tell my mother-in-law to add garlic when she makes kara sev for this Diwali.

Garlic flavor in mururku sounds interesting. Perfect for festive season.

A perfect accompaniment to tea, this sev can be enjoyed at an by time. Garlic in sev must have given it a desirable change

Just love garlic flavors in savoury items, am sure i cant keep myself away from this poondu sev, tempting me Nalini.

My boys would love this garlic flavored karasev. We don;t make too many garlic based bakshanam, but my boys are crazy about garlic. I will make some for them soon.

what a wonderful snack and the garlic lovers would fall in love with this version!

they make a awesome snacking option with tea. looks tempting just want tea now and munch.

Wow.. great collection of snacks with tea.. love all crunchy snack items.

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