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Ulundu Sevai using Ready to Cook Rice Sevai (Noodles)

Ulundu_Sevai_Rice_Noodles_1Rice Sevai is popular in Tamil Nadu. Different types of sevais like Ellu Sevai, Lemon Sevai, Coconut Sevai are prepared with rice sevai.

Here I prepared an authentic ‘Ulundu Sevai’ using ready to cook rice sevai. It is a mix of cooked rice sevai and spiced urad dal. As this sevai is a combination of rice and dal with less oil and spices, it suits well as a healthy breakfast or even as a snack.

Serves: 4 to 6

Cooking time: 30 minutes approximately


  • Ready to cook Rice Sevai – 200 gm
  • Skinned black gram or urad dal – 1 cup
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Red chilli – 2 no
  • Ginger – small piece
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Asafetida powder – th of tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Oil – 1 table spoon

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Step 1

  • Soak urad dal for one hour and grind with red chilli, green chilli, ginger, salt, asafetida powder and turmeric to a coarse thick paste using less water; steam it like idli for 8 to10 minutes; allow it to cool and crumble it nicely.

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Step 2

  • Cook rice sevai as per the instructions given by the manufacturer.

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Step 3

  • Now do the seasonings in a pan, add crumbled urad dal mix and fry for few minutes only as this is already cooked; switch off gas, mix with cooked rice sevai.

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  • Serve hot with any chutney.



Wet grind urad dal with spices coarsely.

This post is part of the event “WYF: Specialty food” hosted by Simple Indian Food.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Priya November 14, 2009, 3:08 am

    Beautiful dish, very new to me..

  • Sushma Mallya November 14, 2009, 9:51 am

    Never knew v could make it this way also….looks delicious

  • Rohini November 15, 2009, 5:31 pm

    Delicious.. I miss Instant sevai, we don’t get it here.. Planning to stock up during next India trip.. Will try this one then :)

  • EC November 15, 2009, 7:26 pm

    Wow..this looks delicious..have to try this traditional dish…thanks for participating

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