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Oct 30, 2015

Milagu Karasev Recipe | Easy Pepper Sev | Black Pepper Karasev - Diwali Snack Recipe

Milagu Karasev Recipe
Just 10 days for Diwali and I am yet to start my Diwali preparation. This year Diwali falls on our special day and it is double special for us, I have shared about how special day is Nov 10 to us on my old Post Here. It interested do checkout that post and some of blogger friends might have remember that I guess. Even though it is working day for V and kids, I planned few things to refresh and enjoy one of our life's special day.
Ok Now Coming to the recipe, Milagu Karasev. I am not much fond of Karasev but I like the Yellow colored Milgau Sev that is soft and mildly crunchy sev with full of black pepper flavor.

Milagu Karasev Recipe
I wanted to try that one for long time and never knew that they add yellow color to the dough to make that sev. Last week, when I asked my mom about the yellow sev, she said that in shops they add yellow color and that's why it is yellow in color. Though I avoid food color usage in cooking, this time used to get that look. But the taste of this pepper sev wasn't soft but crunchy and tasted 80% to the store bought ones. Do give it a try, sure this Milagu Sev is so tasty and addictive. This is my Mom's recipe, she shared the recipe and instructions over phone call. As a trial i tried it but at the first try itself it came out well so I clicked some pictures. We loved this Milagu Sev a lot and it is perfect for this chill evening to enjoy with some hot chat. I will be making it again for Diwali or sometime soon and update the step wise pictures. Read the notes and instructions well before starting the recipe.
Milagu Karasev
Milagu Karasev Recipe
Prep Time : 5 Minutes | Cook Time : 20-25 minutes
Recipe Category : Snack Recipe
Makes : 1.5 cup
  1. Besan/Gram Flour/Kadala Maavu  1 cup
  2. Rice Flour   1 tbsp
  3. Baking Soda/Cooking Soda  1/8 tsp
  4. Yellow Food Color  a pinch
  5. Oil or Ghee   1/2 tsp(i used oil)
  6. Salt  to taste
  7. Black Pepper corns/Milagu  1/2-3/4 tbsp
  8. Jeera/Cumin seeds  1/2 tsp
  9. Hing/Perungayam   1/4 tsp
  10. Oil  to deep fry
  • First in a mixing bowl, sift gram flour, rice flour and add baking soda, food color, salt, crushed pepper corns, jeera and mix well.
  • Then using little water, make a tight and smooth dough like poori dough.
  • Use 1/2 tsp oil or ghee to shape it to smooth dough and keep it ina bowl and cover the dough with damp cloth.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai to deep fry sev, cook in medium heat.
  • The oil should be hot, if you drop a small piece of dough it should come up steadily should not come up immediately.
  • If your oil is too hot, then turn the heat to low and after 1 minute start frying sev.
  • You can murukku press/chakli press or boondi ladle to make this sev.
  • I used murukku press and karasev achu/plate, check my Karasev Recipe for the picture.
  • Fill the murukku press with sev dough and to the hot oil directly squeeze it, you can squeeze randomly like big murukku and can
  • break it after frying. But i cut the dough using knife after squeezing it to 2 inch.
  • Allow the sev to cook in medium heat until the hissing sound and bubbling stops.
  • Then remove the sev using slotted spatula and drain it in paper towel.
  • That's It..Milagu Karasev Ready. After cooling completely, store it in an air tight container.
Do not add more oil to the dough or else the sev will have bitter taste slightly.
Try to make a stiff dough, while handling grease your hand with oil or ghee.
IF your dough is loose or smooth then the taste of sev will be different so make a tight and smooth dough to get right taste and crunchy sev.
Do not fry karasev in high heat, always cook in medium heat to avoid bitter taste.
Milagu Sev Recipe


  1. looks crunchy and very addictive snack

  2. I am running and coming over with a cup of chai for this... delicious...


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