Coconut is something so versatile that can blend its taste to whatever it is added. Its also something very basic that you can have handy all the time. Many curries and Stir fries gets a level elevated by adding a dash of this grated coconut.

Having ground coconut paste helps us get the kormas ready in a jiffy. You can also have the grated coconut stored in freezer. Another handy ingredients that could help you whip up quick breakfasts are the Rice sevais or noodles. When you have time, you can also make the sevais at home, but since you get good quality sevais ready made, I really don't' think we got to spend so much time making these from scratch.

So getting these two together works out like magic. I am sure every kid love the sevais with grated coconut and sugar. While it may be a hit with kids, I am sure they don't' mind this savory version too. 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. Since I mostly have grated coconut readily stored. So this took about 10 mins to get done.

Thenga Sevai ~ Coconut Rice Noodles

Recipe: Thenga Sevai ~(Coconut Rice Noodles)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Serves: 2 people
Shelf Life: Serve it immediately after cooking
Recipe Level: Basic/Beginner/Easy
Spice Level: Can be adjusted according to taste
Recipe/Post by: Srivalli

1/2 cup Rice Sevai
1/2 cup Grated Coconut
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
1-2 teaspoons Oil
1/2 teaspoon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Urad Dal
1 teaspoon Channa Dal
5- 6 whole cashew nuts
Few curry leaves
2 -3 Green Chili, slit lengthwise

  1. Cook Sevai in about 3 times of water. Once its well cooked, drain them in a colander and keep it aside. This takes about 5 mins.
  2. For the seasoning 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 finally add the cooked Sevai.
  3. Simmer for 2 mins and let it get mixed well.

Your delicious Coconut Sevai is well ready within minutes.

Special Notes/Tips:
  • The cooked sevai should be allowed to cool a bit and not be overcooked since it has to be mixed well.
  • Optionally you can use peanuts along with cashewnuts for seasoning.
  • Even pre cooked sevais can be used.

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  1. Chitra // 26 August 2009 at 15:27  

    Hi , first time here i think..thengai sevai looks too good..My mom makes sweet version ..ur blog is looking good with nice dishes :)

  2. Pari // 26 August 2009 at 15:59  

    Nice sevai and indded quick to make. I loved Chennai for a simple reason I could buy grated Coconut, I hate scraping it.

  3. Vani // 26 August 2009 at 20:09  

    Quick, simple and delicious! Good beginner recipe Valli.

  4. Sudeshna // 26 August 2009 at 21:23  

    I had no idea that the sevai can be made into a savory dish. I'll try this out at home soon:)

  5. Pavithra // 27 August 2009 at 19:02  

    Looks so good i love this so much..

  6. Hari Chandana // 27 August 2009 at 20:40  

    Nice recipe.. looks very tempting.. perfect presentation!!