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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. Imm
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 serving


  • 100 to 150 grams rice noodles instant (Dhideer Sevai)
  • 1 litre water recently boiled
  • 3 tbsps peanuts roasted unsalted
  • 2 tbsps sesame seeds
  • 8 black pepper corns
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut fresh / frozen scraped
  • pinch asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 red chilli dried broken into pieces


  • 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.
  • Drain the noodles using a colander, shake off all excess water.
  • 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.
  • Toss well but gently until the noodles / sevai is well coated.
  • 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.