8/16/12

Easy Breezy Sevai


There are days when you run out of ideas to make a south Indian breakfast, which is quick and easy too. Idli is my first option, but again you can t have it for all the seven days. So some other options of mine for a quick fix is Poha, Bread Upma, Semiya Upma or Sevai.

I like Sevai for the fact that , you can make anything with it, be it lemon Sevai to mixed veggie Sevai.. It easy to make and light on the stomach. One more thing about this humble Sevai is that, it will help you make the platter look large with out you doing much work. I make it with Concorde Ready Made Sevai



Ingredients

Rice Sevai - 2 cups ( either ready made or home made)
Coconut scrapings - 1/2 cup
Red Chili - 4 to 5 
Curry leaves - a little
For tempering - Mustard seeds, oil and Bengal gram Dal



Method

Take about 2 cups of Sevai and blanch it in  hot water for about 15 minutes
Drain the water and run the Sevai through cold water
Set aside the cooked Sevai
In a wok heat oil and add the mustard seeds, followed by curry leaves and Bengal Gram Dal
Add the prepared Sevai to this and mix well
Adjust salt
Sprinkle the coconut scrapings and give it a toss
Serve with Coconut chutney or you can have it just like that.
I prefer to have it with sugar




Variations

Lime Sevai 
To the tempering add a 2 tbsp of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder
Do not add coconut scrapings

Mixed Veggie Sevai

Boil veggies of your choice
Saute sliced onion along with the tempering
Add the boiled veggies to the tempering along with some slit green chilies


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