If you’re in search of some yummy crunchy snacks and find nothing in the cupboard, don’t worry, this simple recipe for Kara Sev comes together quickly and without much hassle so you’re ready for you munchie moment in minutes.
Chai is a staple for any Indian afternoon, but can you imagine chai without snacks. Or an evening whiskey without chakna? It’s an unthinkable concept, at odds with the natural way of the universe itself. That’s why it’s always good to have a nice selection of snacks on hand whenever you need them.
Karachev, or Kara Sev is a type of snack that’s often made around Diwali, but we promise it tastes just as good all year round. Made with base of besan or chickpea flour that’s then fried into crunchy noodles, they’re perfectly spiced and infinitely more-ish.
Many people are lucky enough to have mould built for this very purpose, but if you don’t have one, don’t stress. You can achieve a similar result by passing the dough through a sieve or colander or if you have a squeeze bottle or a very fine nozzle for a piping bag, you’re all set.
For most people Kara Sev is a homemade experience, one that takes the concept of mass-manufactured sev and gives it a unique twist. By making this at home you can adjust the spices to your preference and even add things like nuts, fried curry leaves or dry fruit to up the flavour quotient and make it your own.