Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thengai Sevai ~ Coconut Rice Noodles!

I was seriously wondering what to prepare with coconut. We mostly use coconut for korma. But we also make Coconut Milk Rice, Thengai Sadam and some sweets like Coconut Poli, Kozhkattai etc. Of course, we always have the quintessential Coconut Chutney and the Kobari Mudda always ready at hand. I wanted to make something exclusively for the AFAM, hosted by my dear friend Suganya. So that Coconut Puri was something bonus, I should say.

While I was still breaking my head wondering what could that special dish that always excites my taste buds, when I suddenly remembered the Coconut Sevai. I love Sevai, especially I have eaten Sevai made with Lemon and Coconut. But I always loved the coconut wala much better than the lemon one. Remember I made the Mango Sevai, yep I still had a packet of Sevai. Infact since I planned something else for hubby dear, I made half of it and had all the coconut sevai to enjoy myself. I still have a packet of Sevai on hand. One never knows what one is going to come out with.

Fixing a Coconut Sevai is very fast. If you have all the things ready on hand, all you have to do is to assemble them in a hot sizzling pan and you have your Sevai nicely flavoured with Coconut. There is nothing like working out a quick meal. I mostly have grated coconut readily stored. So this took about 10 mins to get done.

Ingredients Needed:

Rice Sevai - 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Mustard Seeds + Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Bengal Gram dal - 1 tsp
Cashew Nuts - 5 whole.
Green Chillies - 2 -3 no
Curry leaves - abt 6 leaves.
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp

Method to prepare:

Cook Sevai in about 3 times of water. Once its well cooked, drain them in a colander. This takes about 5 mins

Heat a pan with oil. Temper with Mustard and Urad dal. Then add the slit chillies, curry leaves. Add salt and mix well. Then add the grated coconut and fry for another 2 mins. Then add the cooked Sevai.

Simmer for 2 mins and let it get mixed well.

Your delicious Coconut Sevai is well ready within minutes.

My plate of coconut sevai is on its way to Suganya who is hosting AFAM themed on Coconut. Since this is such a quick breakfast to fix, sending it to Raaga, who is hosting WBB, Express Breakfast.

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28 comments :

Simran said...

Such a nice interplay of flavors. And its quick too

Priti said...

Looks delicious..mouth watering !

Anonymous said...

hi srivalli, I am amazed by how much energy you have. In spite of having 3 kids (+ husband = 4 kids :-) and a work life, how do you get time for everything including this food blog. 3 cheers to you.

A silent reader of your blog !

Arundathi said...

i simply love thengai sevai and thengai sadam! :-) delicious!

Srivalli said...

Simran, that sure is!..you can feel that crunchy coconut taste in every bite!

Priti, thank you..it was delicious...:)

Anon, thank you for your kinds words. I am encouraged by the support from readers like you. Would've loved to know your name!...

I am not sure how my hubby would take being called a kid...:)...but I sure love it..thank you!

Aun, I guess its south indian favorite right!..:)

shriya said...

looks pretty simple recipe. Looks like your magic touch makes it so simple srivalli. As usual the dish looks mouthwatering, yummy.

Sireesha said...

Thenga sevai looks inviting and delicious....

ranji said...

this is something so simple and really delicious...i love this..amma used to make this for us...i have not at all made this after marriage...aaaaaah i can smell the coconut and the seasoning in it...thank u for this post sri:)..it reminded me of some sweet memories.

kamala said...

Looks delicious Valli...Quick and easy to make too! Great entry

Divya said...

hey thats a nice one sri..shall try out soon!!

Kalai said...

I love thengai sadham, but haven't tried this with sevai yet... I have a packet in the kitchen and this looks fantastic!! Thanks for the great recipe, Valli. :)

skribles said...

thts yummy srivalli ... i love sevai, esp tenga sevai :)

Isha said...

Lovely dish Srivalli, Do you make it with fresh rice sevai or do you use store bought rice noodles??Which brand do you prefer for this dish ?

Isha

Isha said...

Lovely dish Srivalli, Do you make it with fresh rice sevai or do you use store bought rice noodles??Which brand do you prefer for this dish ?

Isha

Prema Sundar said...

I made coconut rice today and I have bought Rice sevai from indian store last week. thought of making lemon sevai with it.. didn't know that u can make coconut sevai too. looks nice and thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

one amongst my favs

karuna said...

i have a packet of rice noodles lying with me, just when i was had lost all hope as to wht to do with it.......i have a saviour....heheheheh. nice. will make it soon.

Mansi Desai said...

I've loved eating this at my friend's palce for breakfasts! when we have our girls' night out:) looks great Sri!!:)

Shri said...

Lovely dish ..my patti makes this for me whenever i go to her place.Your recipe is as usual simple and yummy.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

mmm, yummy!! eventhough i am from kerala where coconut is used in anything and everything, i am yet to try these kinds of dishes! :-)

Divya Vikram said...

love idiyappams with coconut and sugar..This was my favorite breakfast when I was a kid..Nice entry Srivalli

Uma said...

delicious noodles, Srivalli! Never tried this. I can tell it tasted great just looking at the picture.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

wow! this one would make a healthy breakfast item too!!! great entry for the event

Swati Raman Garg said...

love love love tenga seve and paruppu seve... sri u r so good at bringing back memories...

Vcuisine said...

Valli, with fried applam this is very good. Sprinkle some crushed black pepper at the end, and see the taste difference. Nice post. Viji

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice entry for the event! :)) I better get in touch with all the events! :D The picture is very tempting!!

GrowItGreen said...

DELICIOUS! what a wonderful recipe. there are so many to choose from but, the coconut rice was just begging to be made. I cant wait to make some more of your recipes.

you can try one of my favorite recipes at http://www.foodista.com/2008/06/25/spaghetti-alla-carbonara/

Nidhi said...

I have to try this sometime Srivalli! looks great!

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