Sorry and thanks to all those who sent me mails enquiring about my long absence. Life is full of surpises, some are pleasant and some are not. I know we should not get startled with either of them but I got.
Sorry Valli, I could not post any entry for indian cooking challenge for last 2 months though I had prepared them. Hence here now I am posting the entry for last month Kara Sev.
Kara Sev Recipe 1
2 1/2 cups Gram Flour (Besan)
1 cup Rice flour
1/4 tsp Chilli powder
1 tsp Black pepper coarsely powdered
2 1/2 tsp Ghee
A pinch of Baking soda (optional)
Salt to taste.
2 pods Crushed garlic (optional, I didn't use it)
Oil to deep fry.
Sieve both Gram flour and Rice flour together in a bowl and make a pit.
Add chilli powder, Pepper powder, Salt, Ghee, Cooking soda. If you are using garlic pods crush them and add at this stage.
Mix thoroughly with hands. It should look like bread crumbs. Divide the dough into 4 portions.
Take One portion of this mixture, sprinkle water, knead like Puri dough.
Heat oil in a kadai, Use a ladle with lot of holes (Kara Sevai ladle) or Sev maker. Put some dough on that and rub directly into oil.
It will be like split string. Deep fry in oil , drain excess oil.
After cooling this off, Store this in an airtight container.