Karasev / Pepper Sev is one of the easiest recipes. This recipe is prepared at the time of Diwali and other festivals, it can even be had as an evening snack with tea. This crispy and crunchy snack can be had as an accompaniment with rasam rice.
Karasev / Pepper sev traditionally made by rubbing dough through a ladle with holes. Instead, this can be prepared easily by using murukku press. Usually, there are 2 versions, one with pepper and the other with chili powder and garlic. Today let’s make the spicy version with crushed pepper.
Steps to make Karasev / Pepper sev :
- The proportion of Bengal gram and rice flour used is 2:1.
- Add heated butter and oil to give crispiness and crunchiness to sev.
- Sprinkle little water and knead dough, if the dough gets tight.
- Always fry the sev on a medium-low heat to golden brown color.
You can also use Idiyappam flour instead of rice flour, but usually, we make this using homemade rice flour. To make it little spicy I added both crushed pepper and chili powder. If you want the color of the sev to be like one bought in the store, add little turmeric powder while making dough. If you are making in bulk make it in batches. It is advised to rest this sev for a day so that the aroma of pepper gets infused for that extra flavor. Store Karasev in an airtight container and use it within a fortnight.
Crunchy and crispy Pepper sev are ready to relish with a hot cup of tea / coffee.