Diwali is not complete without potluck and get together on
coming week end right? Hmm still friends are sharing sweets/savories n biryanis with us, so I
am not late in posting this milagu kaara sev, an authentic snack I never miss to buy from
the temples here. I got this recipe from my Chennai neighbor aunty/mammi. Last yr I tried by borrowing neighbor’s achu and this time I got my own press, so hereafter I stop buying this snack out J. Yup this Kaara sev/pepper pakoda/pakora tastes great and can be prepared in jiffy. The below quantity, u
can keep it as a snack for 4 days or share it with 2 families. On the day of diwali I prepared Rasmalai. My H is not fond of sweets, so I specially made this snack for him :). Now off to
the recipe… Ingredients
Gram/Besan flour – 2 and 1/2 Cups
Instant Rice Flour – 2 and 1/4 Cups
Butter – 6 Tbsp
Coarsely Crushed Pepper – 1 and 1/4 Tbsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Water n Oil – As Required
- Mix all dry ingredients well(Picture 1), mash the butter with flours and make as crumbled one.
- Now sprinkle little by little water and roll to soft pliable dough (Picture 2).
- Use the aachu which has big plain round or flower shaped hole as shown below.
- Heat oil in wok/kadai and press the dough in circular motion.
- When halve cooked as shown below (Picture 3), start breaking(randomly) in to small pieces with the ladle and cook for few more mins.
- Otherwise the inner dough will be uncooked and crunchy.
- When turns golden brown take it out, drain excess oil (Picture 4) n store it in air tight container (after cooled down completely).
- Do the same for remaining dough.