Milagu (Pepper) Sevai


  • Idiyappam – 1 bowl
  • Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin (Jeeragam) – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Ghee or Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Cashew Nuts – few

We can prepare varieties of dishes using the plain Idiyappam also known as “Sevai”. One such dish is “Milagu Sevai” – a simple spicy version.


  1. Gently take out the idiyappam strings and make it loose.
  2. Coarsely pound pepper and jeera.
  3. In a kadai put a teaspoon of ghee or oil and when it is hot add cashew nuts, pepper and jeera powder and curry leaves. Fry till the cashew nuts become light brown. Add the idiyappam alongwith a pinch of salt and switch off the stove. Mix well and serve.
  4. For Idiyappam recipe check here.


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