Thursday, October 22, 2009



Know what you Eat – There are so many dishes made to celebrate the occasion of Deepavali. This is one of them. This food is deep fried but high in protein. Made out of Split Chick pea flour and rice, it tastes absolutely delicious. So do watch out on portion control.

Preparation Time – 10 mins
Cooking Time – 40 mins


Besan/Split chick Pea Flour – 4 cups
Rice Flour – 1 cup
Salt – 2 tsp or to taste
Red Chilli powder – 1 to 2 tsp or to taste
Coarsely ground Black Pepper – 1 tsp or to taste
Warm Water – 1 cup
Asafoetida powder – pinch
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Melted Ghee(Clarified Butter) – 3 tbsp
Oil to fry


1) Combine besan/Split Chick Pea Flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, asafoetida powder and black pepper powder.
2) Add melted ghee and the warm water little by little and knead into a dough.
3) The dough should neither be too tight nor very loose, so make sure to watch the water when mixing the batter.
4) Heat the oil in a wide mouthed pan, take the Karachev Plate/Maker and take a handful of batter in the hand and spread it on the top giving pressure with your hand so that the karachev come out of the hole from the bottom of the plate into the oil.
5) Take extra care when doing step 4 as you are dealing with hot oil.
6) Use a long handle spoon to stir with holes in the them, and keep turning the karachev so that it gets cooked evenly.
7) Once it is evenly cooked and the color is changed to light brown, use the spoon and filter out the oil and keep the karachev in a paper towel to filter out excess oil.
8) Once the oil is absorbed transfer them to a airtight container, repeat steps from 4 till all the batter is used up. Let the karachev come to room temperature then use the lid to close it. Do not close it when it is hot as the water vapor will form on the top and it might cause sogginess to the food in the container.

Event Participation:

Diwali Dhamaka 09 going on in Purva's Daawat


chakhlere said...

I miss eating shev :(

Looks nice and crispy!!

Pavani said...

All your diwali snacks look delicious. Lovely spread.

Nandini said...

I love Karachev. Looks perfect and crunchy! Will try later !

my kitchen said...

yummy perfect sev

Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

I'd love these! looks like a perfect snack! :)

lata raja said...

Both savouries have been done perfectly. I do not have kaarachev plate so will do with thaenkuzhal plate and break it into pieces:)

Mriganayani said...

Looks awesome! I want this NOW. Where should I come? LOL!

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