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Garlic Karasev Recipe – Lahsun Sev Recipe

Garlic Karasev or Lahsun Sev with stepwise photos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Radhika


  • Kadalai Maavu or Besan - 1 cup
  • Rice Flour - 3/4 cup
  • Pottukadalai or Roasted gram dal - 4 tbsp
  • Garlic powder – 3 tsp OR Garlic – 10 pods
  • Red chili powder – ½ tsp
  • Hot oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – to knead
  • Oil – for deep frying


  • Grease the murukku press with oil and keep ready.
  • Grind roasted gram dal in a mixie jar to a fine powder and keep aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together besan, rice flour, powdered gram dal, garlic powder, red chili powder and salt.
  • If using garlic pods, then add them to the mixie jar after powdering the gram dal, add 2 to 3 tbsp water and grind to a paste. It will be easier to grind the garlic this way. Add this slurry to the mixing bowl.
  • Add hot oil. It will bubble up.
  • Mix with finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add water little by little and make a soft and pliant dough.
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying.
  • Fix the multi holed nozzle in the murukku mould and fill the mould with the prepared dough.
  • Check the oil by putting a pea sized dough in it. If it rises immediately, the oil temperature is perfect.
  • Squeeze the dough into the hot oil directly in a circular motion filling up the pan.
  • Let it cook one side for a few minutes over medium flame or till the sizzling reduces a bit.
  • Turnover and let the other side cook too till its golden brown in color and the sizzling completely stops.
  • Drain onto a kitchen paper. Continue till the rest of the dough is finished.
  • Garlic Karasev is ready. Let it come to room temperature and cool completely.
  • Break into big pieces and store in an airtight container.