Thursday, July 29, 2010

Coconut Sevai

Sevai / rice noodles is a popular southern indian dish that is steamed cooked and then seasoned. Different varieties of sevai's are prepared. Like the plain sevai, tamarind sevai, lime sevai, the yummy tasting coconut sevai.To make rice sevai from scratch will be time consuming for a person like me. So i went in for the ready to cook rice sevai available in the market.


200gm / 2 cups - Rice sevai
1 cup - Freshly grated coconut
2 tbsp - White sesame seeds,roasted & powdered


1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp - Urad dal
1 tsp - Channa dal
3 to 4 - Green chili, chopped
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
Coconut or sesame oil


1 ) In plenty of water, cook ready to cook sevai. Add salt to taste and little oil to the water. Once cooked drain all the water and set aside

2 ) In a kadai, heat coconut or sesame oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts, and let the mustard pop and the dals gets fried to agolden color. Then add green chili,curry leaves, 2 tbsp grated coconut and fry till coconut turns lightly golden.

3 ) Add the cooked sevai to the kadai and stir in well with the ingredients. Sprinkle the roasted and powdered sesame powder, adjust salt to taste. Stir and mix well. Finally add the freshly grated coconut and mix in well. Take off the stove and serve in a serving dish.

Serve for breakfast or for evening snacks.


Kairali sisters said...

at first we thought tahts idiyapam..ethu kollamallo..

Priti said...

Looks delicious ..very yummy ..nice pics

Satya said...

sevai looks delicious n tempting...very comfort food


Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious pravs, even i do this once in a while

subi said...

i had a pack of rice noodles at home and was wondering how to make upma with it. Now i can use this recipe.

Priya said...

Yummyilicious dish,feel like grabbing..

Suman Singh said...

this is something new to first thought was after looking at the pics is coconut rice..looks delicious!

nivedita said...

I love this!!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Wow... This is my fav. Looks so perfect... YUM!

kothiyavunu said...

Hi pravs...hope u r doing fine :) I missed many of your posts, with try to catch up soon..Seva looks and sounds so good!

Chitra said...

Looks delicious.. will try this soon..

Suja Sugathan said...

Looks delicious..never tried this,will surely give this a try.

PranisKitchen said...

thats relly nice idea of making this dish just like a mix of idiyappam.. good one pravs

Satya said...

hi dear ,
happy friendship day...u asked me some doubt about sugar caramelizing while making crystallization,actually it will not happen as we have added more water to the sugar ...but still some time chances r there its depend on the sugar quality but very rare...hope it is helpful to u


Zubaidatariq said...


great job! Looks delicious ..very yummy ..nice pics.!very comfort food!
Looks so perfect... YUM!sounds so good!really helpful to us.

John Williams
Zubaida Appa