Coconut Sevai (Rice Noodles)

Coconut Sevai (Rice Noodles)


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About this recipe: This is one of my favourite easy-to-make Indian recipes. Although I try to make it the best as I can, my grandma is THE BEST at this. The smell reminds me of my school days!


Serves: 6 

  • 450g rice noodles
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seed
  • 2 dried red chillies, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown lentils
  • 4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • fresh coriander to garnish

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Place noodles in a medium-size pot with water just to cover. Add salt and bring to a boil. After boiling 1 to 2 minutes, transfer noodles to a colander and let cold water run through them for about 3 seconds. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok. When warm, add mustard seeds, chillies and lentils. Stir-fry until lentils are lightly toasted, then add peanuts and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Stir in coconut and fry it until light brown. Add cooked noodles and 1/4 cup water. Keep stirring over heat until well mixed, 10 to 20 seconds. Garnish with coriander and serve.

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