Hot breakfast in 5 minutes, and it’s not cereal or toast or a fried egg! Or a smoothie for that matter. It’s this amazing thing called ‘dhideer sevai‘ or instant rice noodles which you absolutely must stock in your kitchen. Unlike Maggi or any other 2 minute noodles, you don’t have to cook them.
Immerse them for 2 minutes in hot water, drain and they are ready. These are the REAL 2 minute noodles. They make for the quickest lunchbox you can rustle up. Make a lemon sevai or mix with any ready pastes like Tomato pickle / thokku to make a tomato sevai.
Add a tempering of curry leaves, mustard seeds, red chillies on the top and it’s ready.
In my 5 minute recipe, there’s no ready pastes involved. I quickly pulsed roasted peanuts, sesame seeds and black pepper in the mixer and that was the flavouring for this dish that went into my kid’s lunchbox today.
Time Saving Tips
- When you buy peanuts/groundnuts, roast them on the stove top / microwave or oven and keep in airtight jar. You can add them to a variety of dishes like salads, raitas, bhel etc
- When you buy a coconut, grate / scrape the whole coconut and keep it in a freezer safe box. Whenever you need a small bit of grated coconut, scrape it out using a sharp knife and use as required.
Sesame-Peanut Instant Sevai (Rice Noodles)