Feb 8, 2008

Khara Shev (Theek Kare)

Theek Kare as we call it in Konkani is a popular and common snack in most houses, as it is the most simplest one. Earlier when people used to make the snacks and savouries at home, this would be on top of the list as it can be eaten as a snack with tea or with upmas and other dishes which we top with Shev. Nowadays though, people prefer buying readymade snacks from stores, so we don't see it that often unless on occassions. This is a spicy version of the shev where we use red chilly powder, and with ajwain and hing, it tastes really good.


Besan/Gram Flour - 2 cups
Water - 1/2 cup (approx)
Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch
Ajwain/Carom seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to deep fry


- Mix the besan, hing, ajwain, chilli powder, salt and a few drops of oil together.
- Add water to this little at a time to make a dough (as shown in picture) which should form a soft ball.
- Using the mould (chakli press), put in the plate for the Shev. Apply oil to the inside of the mould.
- Take a small ball of dough, put it in the mould and using the press, drop the mixture directly into hot oil in kadhai.
- Fry on both sides and take out on paper towel.
- Let it cool completely before storing in air tight container.

P.S: - I tried a little of the thin variety of Shev with the plate of small perforations and the rest with bigger perforations (is shown in collage picture).
-After frying, it will come out as one whole. After cooling, slightly press with your palm and it breaks evenly into smaller pieces.

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Aparna said...

We also make this at home but call it "omappodi" in Tamil.
Btw, which part of the Konkan are you from? Goa?
Is that the Shantadurga temple in your header?
And thanks for dropping by my blog.

Happy cook said...

I love these.
I don't have a presser , i've asked my sis to bring one with her when she visits me in May.
Loves the step by step pictures

Meera said...
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Pravs said...

love this snack. lovely pics.

Seema said...

Nice one.. these taste so yum with uppittu!

Pooja V said...

Maya sev looks fab..i cannot wait to make it at home :).

Eskay said...

awesome Maya. Bhaari layak asa.


Maya, this is a very tasty snack you have posted...very elaborate and helpful step-by step guide !!

Sagari said...

love the pics maya

Purnima said...

Maya, karo looks inviting! I had last made them with my mom...the recipe and collage look great!

Uma said...

wow, they look so delicious. Nice presentation.

Archana said...

i love kara sev. simple recipe. thanks for sharing

Laavanya said...

Karasev looks good.. nice step-by-step pictures.

Meera said...

Teek khare looks delicious. I deleted my old comment above. I came to link this to my post and saw my own comment full of grammatic errors!! :-D So removed it and writing again - hopefully carefully this time.
i feel like gobbling that sev right now!!