Sesame Peanut Rice Noodles / Sevai - Breakfast in 5 minutes

Sesame Peanut Rice Noodles / Sevai - Breakfast in 5 minutes

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.

Sesame Peanut Rice Noodles / Sevai - Breakfast in 5 minutes

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 Rice Noodles / Sevai - Breakfast in 5 minutes

Sesame-Peanut Instant Sevai (Rice Noodles)

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Sesame Peanut Rice Noodles / Sevai - Breakfast in 5 minutesHot 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. Imm...

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisineindian
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving
  • Cooking Time5 minutesPT0H5M
  • Preparation Time5 minutesPT0H5M
  • Total Time10 minutesPT0H10M

Ingredients

Instant rice noodles (Dhideer Sevai)
100 to 150 grams
Recently boiled water
1 litre
Roasted unsalted peanuts
3 tbsps
Sesame seeds
2 tbsps
Black pepper corns
8
Salt
1/2 tsp
Fresh/frozen scraped coconut
1 tbsp
Oil (I use cold pressed coconut oil )
2 tsps
Asafoetida
pinch
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Dried red chilli broken into pieces
1

Steps

  1. Immerse the noodles in the hot water, cover and keep aside for 2-3 minutes. In the meanwhile coarsely powder the roasted peanuts, sesame seeds and black pepper corns in a small jar of the mixer.
  2. Drain the noodles using a colander, shake off all excess water.
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a non-stick kadai / pan. Splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves, dried red chilli and asafoetida, when the curry leaves crisp up, add the drained noodles, salt and coarse peanut-sesame powder.
  4. Toss well but gently until the noodles / sevai is well coated.
  5. Garnish with fresh coconut.

You could use the same recipe for poha (beaten rice).

I've used Anil brand Rice Sevai, 777 brand and found them to be good.

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