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Sevai (not to be confused with semiya) is a thin white noodle like strands. They are very light, and carry flavour well. This dish here is sevai that is cooked with coconut. It is tasty with the amazing flavour of coconut.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, dinner
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: coconut, How to make coconut sevai, rice sevai, rice sevai with kadi
Yield: 5 People


  • 200 gms Instant rice sevai
  • 1 Cup Coconut
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 2 Green chillies
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • Salt To taste


  • Take the sevai in a vessel. Pour boiling water over the sevai such that the sevai is completely submerged. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
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  • Drain the water completely and keep the sevai aside.
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  • Heat ghee and coconut oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds, and when it splutters add urad dal. Saute till the dal turns brown.
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  • Add asafoetida.
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  • Add green chillies and curry leaves.
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  • Add grated coconut.
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  • Saute till the coconut changes color.
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  • Add the drained rice sevai and salt.
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  • Mix well and switch off the stove. Now Coconut sevai is ready.
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