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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kothamalli sevai (Corriander rice noodles)

Sevai is a dish that always brings up memories of Sunday evenings while growing up. My mother would make this as a special weekend treat. The process was not a simple one.....she would cook rice flour in a large kadai, roll them into balls while they were still warm and then, using an iron press, press them out into thin, long strings. That done, the rice noodles would then be flavoured with either a simple tadka of mustard and urad dal, or be turned into coconut or lemon sevai.
Things are much easier these days with ready made sevai available in stores. All that you have to do is immerse it in hot water for a few minutes and then proceed to flavour it. Today's recipe is a little different from the usual because it uses corrainder as the major ingredient.

What you need:
Sevai/Rice noodles - 1 packet, prepared according to instructions on the package and cooled.
Corriander/Cilantro/kothamalli - 1 bunch
Green chilli - 3 (adjust to taste)
Ginger - a 1 inch piece
Garlic - 4 or 5 cloves
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tbps
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp

Grind the corriander, ginger, garlic and green chilli to a smooth paste adding as little water as possible.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add the mustard seeds and urad dal. When the seeds pop, add the ground paste and saute on a low flame until the raw smell is gone and it changes to a dark green colour. Add the cooked sevai and salt. Mix well.
Serve with coconut chutney.

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17 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

New one to me... Nice flavorful recipe

Archana Vivek said...

Nice twist Jay.

lata raja said...

I have not yet tried making kothumalli sevai. must be quite a flavoursome variation to the regular lemon and thengai sevai!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

yummy noodles.

Jayanthi said...

Looks super delicious, I'm already drooling....

Srivalli said...

wow wow thats really a twist..very nice idea

Suma Gandlur said...

Love the coriander twist.

Rajani S said...

Totally new recipe to me. Looks flavorsome

Rasi said...

i have not had this.. have to try.. my husband is a big fan os sevai..bbut haven't tried anything apart from the usual combo!

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Chef Mireille said...

flavorful noodles~!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Sounds gr8 ..never tasted before

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Scrumptious Sevai!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Wonderful..

Prabha Mani said...

Healthy n colorful dish..

the mad said...

Looks so yummy. I love coriander so this one will definitely be seen on out table.

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PJ said...

I love sevai but never made this version. Will try it out for sure..