Kara Sev- Pepper

காரா சேவ்

Ingredients:
  1. Besan flour - 4 cups
  2. Rice flour - 1/4 cup 
  3. Ghee or butter - 1/4 cup
  4. Red chilli powder - 2- 3 teaspoons 
  5. Black pepper - 2 teaspoons ( break the whole peppers into smaller pieces)
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Oil for deep frying
Preparation

  1. Mix besan flour and rice flour along with the ghee or butter using 1/4 cup water.( ADD WATER CAREFULLY TO AVOID THE DOUGH BECOMING WATERY). Add salt, chilli powder, black peppers ( broken) and knead the dough.
  2. Take a small chunk of the dough and stuff into the a 'nazhi' - murukku maker (with appropriate round holes plate), gently squeeze into the hot oil in small bursts. Repeat till the oil is not over crowded with the squeezed in dough.
  3.  Deep fry turning them constantly. Fry till it just turns to golden brown.
  4.  Remove from oil and drop them onto a container lined with paper towel.( to absorb excess oil.)
  5. The fried karasev tend to be long. You can gently break them using your hand into small pieces of an inch or so and can store in a container.