Potato Karasev is a slight variation from the traditional Karasev but it has an extraordinary taste than the traditional one. A perfect dish for a nice picnic or for treating our guests.

Potato Karasev
Potato Karasev

Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins

Gram Flour / Besan Flour11/2 Cup
Rice Flour1/4 Cup
Red Chilli Powder1/2 teaspoon
SaltTo taste
Pepper1 teaspoon
OilFor frying
Butter1 tablespoon
Hing1/4 teaspoon

  1. Pressure cook the potatoes and remove the skin and smash it nicely and keep it ready

  2. Take the gram flour and rice flour in a big bowl and mix well. Grind the pepper to a coarse powder and add it to the flours along with salt, red chilli powder and hing and mix well

  3. Add the smashed potatoes to the flours and mix well. Do not add any water. The moisture present in the cooked potatoes are sufficient

  4. Knead the flours to make a smooth and stiff dough

  5. Heat oil in a pan, test the heat of oil by dropping a pinch of karasev dough and if the dough raises up immediately, the we are ready to fry the karasev
  6. Take the press and Thenkuzhal mould. Grease the press with oil and add 1 handfull of karasev dough to it. Close the press and gently press it in hot oil.

  7. Fry the karasev on both the sides in a medium flame till it becomes crispy. Remove the fried karasev and place it in a strainer or a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Repeat the steps for the entire dough.

  8. The spicy and yummy Potato Karasev is ready to serve. Serve this yummy dish with hot tea/ coffee
Potato Karasev
Potato Karasev

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  1. Namaskaram mami.. ive been following your blog for a couple of days... thanks 4 sharing des recipes... yet 2 try dem... just a q, in dis recipe as wel rice need to be soaked and dried before powdering it... also can I use readymade flour

  2. Namaskaram mami.. ive been following your blog for a whole now.. I find your recipes very simple and nicely explained.. just a question, even for this recipe rice need to be soaked for 30 mins, dried and then powdered... wil I get equally nic and crispy snack by using readymade flour..

    1. Hi Kaushlya, we can very well use readymade rice flours bought from shops. I have also used the ready made flour only. The quality is same and it is good.