For the second day of this BM #6 session 2, I have chosen to blog under the 'Shelf stable goodies for Kids' series. 
Now that the summer vacation is on for the kids, I have to constantly look out to make some snacks for them. Picky eaters as they are, it is getting tougher by the day to satisfy their 'snacky' needs. But it suddenly struck me that this Kara Sev might be popular with the kids as it was for us when we were kids! And these just vanished in 2 days. The kids would sprinkle the sev in anything and everything they ate. Imagine these in sandwiches, curd rice, dal rice, chapati wraps and as is :) I would have imagined they would like on top of some chaat but these kids beat me with their imagination. Now can I complain??

Kara Sev

Ingredients - 

Besan/Chick Pea Flour 2 cups
Ajwain / Vaamu , finely powdered 2 tsp
Salt as needed
Water to knead a dough
Oil for deep frying

Muruku press with the finely perforated disc (as shown in the picture)

Muruku Press

Method Of Preparation  -

In a mixing bowl, sieve besan and the ajwain powder to make sure there are no lumps or impurities which might block the muruku press. [Some might want to make a decoction of ajwain and add the strained decoction to the chick pea flour]

Add salt and knead into a soft dough adding as much water as is required.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a kadai/wok on medium heat.

Fill the muruku press fitted with the perforated disc with the dough and squeeze out the dough in circles into the hot oil.

Carefully flip the sev and cook on both sides. 

Remove on to paper towel with a perforated ladle once the circular sev is light brown in color. 

Continue with the rest of the dough.

Upon cooling, break the big circular sev into small bits and store in an air tight container if  preferred.

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Sending this to Let's Cook : School Break-Time Snacks  hosted by Tickling Palates.

Preparation Time 40 min
Makes about 4 cups of sev

Posted by Harini on Friday, June 24, 2011


  1. very crunchy sev...even i like to add it to most of my food..specially curds:)

  2. Padmajha Says:
  3. That's one crunchy and yummy snacks for the kids.

  4. Aarthi Says:
  5. yummy crispy snacks

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Prefectly done, sev are always my fav, i can have them anytime of the day and i wont stop munching them if i make at home..Yea even here its going to be summer vacation soon, time to prepare some snacks earlier..

  8. divya Says:
  9. Delicious and yummy snack...

  10. I think its high time i should buy this presser its perfectly awesome sev..

  11. I think its high time i should buy this presser its perfectly awesome sev..

  12. Long time since I had something home-made... so good..
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  13. aipi Says:
  14. Perfection ~ they came out super crispy!
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  15. Unknown Says:
  16. Yum, a great job dear. They look super inviting :)

  17. Sobha Shyam Says:
  18. very crispy n yummy favourite..lovely recipe..

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  19. Vardhini Says:
  20. A treat for the kids .. yummy looking snack.

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  21. Degchi Says:
  22. Everyone's favorite crispy snack.

  23. Pavani Says:
  24. My house is filled with snack lovers and especially sev & mixture.. Your sev looks crunchy and delicious.

  25. Mélange Says:
  26. Kara seva has come out pretty well.Loved the way you presented..Nice snack !

  27. Jayashree Says:
  28. I like to eat it just as it is.....

  29. jayasree Says:
  30. We call this omapodi..omam meaning ajwain. I add some rice flour also. Should try with only besan.

  31. Unknown Says:
  32. Nice and crispy tea time snack. nice to be paired with your for BM!

  33. OOOO..this makes me nostalgic! I haven't had this in ages!

  34. Shylaja Says:
  35. Wow.Crunchy and yummy omapodi
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  36. Suma Gandlur Says:
  37. Very yummy one.

  38. Usha Says:
  39. karappoosa is crunchy and perfect! Love the color of the poosa

  40. I love the crunchy sev

  41. Srivalli Says:
  42. I think I can take this for office too..:)) sev anytime of the day!

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