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Sevai or Idiyappam - How to Make Home Made Tamil Recipe Sevai


Posted Date: 08-Oct-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Recipes    
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Sevai or Idiyappam - How to Make Home Made Tamil Recipe Sevai



Tamil Nadu Special Recipe Sevai which is popularly known as Idiyappam or rice noodles. Sevai or Idiyappam is a very healthy breakfast which is very soft, thin and very light to digest and is very good for diabetic patients. Sevai or Idiyappam is a Healthy Tamil Recipe as it is steamed cooked, and it can be given to the persons who are suffering from high fever or from diarrhea. If you have this flour ready at hand, it the easiest and quickest Recipes of all. Nowadays instant Sevai flour or instant Idiyappam packets are readily available in supermarkets and you can make use of it and you can make out your favorite variations out of it.

This Tamil Recipe helps you to prepare different variations in Sevai like Puli Sevai, Lemon Sevai, Tomato Sevai, Coconut Sevai and Vegetable Sevai.

Traditional Method of How to Make Tamil Recipe Sevai or Idiyappam or String Hoppers:


Ingredients Required to Make Tamil Recipe Sevai or Idiyappam:

Raw rice - 3 cups
Salt to taste
Water - approximately 3 cups

Method One (Traditional Method)- How to Make Tamil Recipe Sevai or Idiyappam or String Hoppers

1. Soak the rice for an hour and drain the water.

2. Pound the rice and sift in a fine seive.

3. Roast the rice flour and again sift it.

4. Add salt to boiling water and mix the boiling water in the rice flour using a kitchen ladle.

5. Add enough water to make a soft dough.

6. Put the mixture in a 'Sevai Nazhi' or Idiyappam mould with fine holes (any kind available in the market).

Sevai or Idiyappam - Kinds of Moulds Sevai or Idiyappam - Sevai Nazhi Sevai or Idiyappam - Sevai Presser

7. Press to make thin noodles on wet cloth spread on idlli plate.

8. Steam in an idlli steamer or on pressure cooker and steam it.

Sevai or Idiyappam - On Idlli Plate

9. Once they are cooked, pour cold water over them and drain immediately to avoid sticking to each other.

10. Your Tamil Recipe Sevai or Idiyappam is ready to relish with coconut milk.

Sevai or Idiyappam - Cooked

Method Two: Easy Way to Make Tamil Recipe Sevai or Idiyappam or String Hoppers:


Soak the rice for 2 to 3 hours. Grind it in wet grinder into a very fine paste like what we do for idlli batter. Add salt to taste. Grease the idlli plate with oil and pour the batter into it and steam it. Use a sevai maker to press the cooked idllis and press it. Make sure the idllis are hot when you do this. Now the Tamil Recipe Sevai or Idiyappam is ready in minutes without much strain.

Sevai or Idiyappam - Steamed

Now let us see the different variations that we can do with this cooked Sevai or Idiyappam.

Tamil Recipe Puli Sevai or Tamarind Sevai with Cooked Sevai or Idiyappam:


Ingredients Required for Tamil Recipe Puli Sevai or Tamarind Sevai:

Mustard - 1/2 teaspoonSevai or Idiyappam - Puli Sevai
Urad dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2 or 3 (to your spicy level)
Extracted Tamarind Juice - 1 tablespoonful
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Method: How to Make Tamil Recipe Puli Sevai or Tamarind Sevai:

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and urad dhal. When mustard stops crackling, add and fry curry leaves and red chillies for a while and add extracted tamarind juice and boil them by adding little water till the raw smell goes off. Add salt to taste. Then add the cooked sevai or idiyappam and mix them well and garnish with fried groundnuts. Now your Tangy Tamil Recipe Puli Sevai or Tamarind Sevai is ready to eat.

Tamil Recipe Lemon Sevai with cooked Sevai or Idiyappam:


Ingredients Required for Tamil Recipe Lemon Sevai:

Oil - 1 teaspoonSevai or Idiyappam - Lemon Sevai
Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
Bengal gram dhal - 1 teaspoon
Green Chillies finely Chopped - 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon extract juice - 1 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - a few
Asafoetida - a pinch.
Salt to taste

Method: How to Make Tamil Recipe Lemon Sevai:

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard, when it stops spluttering, add bengal gram dhal, green chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves. When fried remove from heat and add the lemon juice extract along with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt to taste. Add the cooked sevai and mix. Now your Healthy Tamil Recipe Lemon Sevai is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. It is especially good for pregnant women and diabetic patients.

Tamil Recipe Tomato Sevai with cooked Sevai or Idiyappam:


Ingredients Required for Tamil Recipe Tomato Sevai:

Oil - 1 teaspoonSevai or Idiyappam - Tomato Sevai
Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
Bengal gram dhal - 1 teaspoon
Green Chillies finely Chopped - 1 teaspoon
Onion - 1
Tomato -3
Cooked green peas - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - a few
Asafoetida - a pinch.
Salt to taste

Method: How to Make Tamil Recipe Tomato Sevai:

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and bengal gram dhal. When they stop spluttering, add asafoetida, chopped green chillies and finely chopped onions with a pinch of turmeric powder and fry till light brown. Add chopped tomato and stir well. Add cooked green peas and salt to taste and stir well. Now mix this with cooked sevai to make Tasty Tamil Recipe Tomato Sevai.

Tamil Recipe Coconut Sevai with cooked Sevai or Idiyappam:


Ingredients Required for Tamil Recipe Coconut Sevai:

Oil - 1 teaspoonSevai or Idiyappam - Coconut Sevai
Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon
Green Chillies finely Chopped - 1 teaspoon
Grated Coconut - 1 to 2 tablespoonful
Cashewnuts(optional) - 4 to 5
Curry leaves - a few
Asafoetida - a pinch.
Salt to taste

Method: How to make Tamil Recipe Coconut Sevai:

Heat oil in a fry pan and season mustard seeds, urad dhall, green chillies, asafoetida, curry leaves and cashewnuts. Add grated coconut and salt to taste and fry till they turn light brown. Remove from heat and mix with cooked sevai to make a Delicious Tamil Recipe Coconut Sevai.

Tamil Recipe Vegetable Sevai with Cooked Sevai or Idiyappam:


Ingredients Required for Tamil Recipe Vegetable Sevai:

Oil - 2 teaspoonSevai or Idiyappam - Vegetable Sevai
Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin - 1/2 teaspoon
Onion - 1
Carrots - 2
Green peas - 1 tablespoonful
Potato - 1
Brinji Leaf - 1
Green Chillies - 2 to 3
Salt to taste

Method: How to Make Tamil Recipe Vegetable Sevai:

Heat oil in fry pan and add mustard, cumin seeds, Brinji leaf. Fry with added onion, chopped green chillies, potato, green peas, carrot and fry till the vegetables becomes tender. Add salt to taste. When cooked well mix with cooked Sevai to have a Nourishious Tamil Recipe Vegetable Sevai.

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