Friday, March 23, 2007

Rice Sevai with Vegetables

I learnt about RiceSevai - the readymade kind, from my friend Priya. At the time, Priya had justed started to cook and didn't know many 'fundoo recipes'(as she'd say!). But one spoonful of her capsicum sambar, or the lemon-rice-sevai, you'd never believe she was a beginner. And the effort she takes to give really good food for her guests tops it off. When I saw a packet of rice-sevai at the grocery store, I was reminded of Priya and so, picked up a packet.

Prepare the rice-sevai as per the pack suggests. Or you can make it like how you prepare pasta. That's how I do - Plunge it in boiling hot water, when the sevai is done(al dente), drain it in a colander and allow it to cool down.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, jeera, asafoetida. When then mustard spluters, add finely chopped onions, curry leaves, slit green/red chillies and saute for a minute. When the onions turn translucent, add some vegetables of your choice (This is optional - I usually put in two handfuls from a frozen-mixed veggie pack - usually carrots and green peas). At this time, you can add a pinch of turmeric powder, if you want to. Add salt and allow the veggies to cook, with the lid closed. When the veggies are done, add the prepared sevai and stir once. Add some lemon juice and stir once again. Adjust salt and stir again. Serve hot.


KrishnaArjuna said...

Beautiful picture Kay! Somehow mine never turns out this well(I usually end with a lot of mush). How is Meera doing? Happy to see you back, keep those beautiful posts flowing!

Shri said...

Can I bring a fork with me? For what?? Wouldn't you share some of that sevai with me???

I have never made this personally, but have heard about it. Will give it a try.

Kay said...

Thanks KA.. Meera is doing great. She has just discovered the joy of continuous rolling and falling from the bed, giving me heart attacks! :)
Mushy? really? well, maybe because I cook it like pasta, it doesn't mushy.

Shri, Come on over. :) I have plenty of forks.

Sumitha said...

The sevai looks really fluffy and light!

Sharmi said...

Hi Kay,
the sevai looks so divine. reminded me of my mom. the pic looks so delicious.


Gini said...

I made this with angel hair pasta. I have never tried it with the real sevai. Have to look for it in the indian store. How is life and how is the baby?

Menu Today said...

Hi Kay,
Easy and tasty sevai ready in jiffy!!! Clear picture. Thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

Thanks guys, It is real easy. Give it a try sometime.

Gini, Life's going great, albeit the usual new parent-ness prevails. :)

shweta said...

Hi Kay ,
I live in toronto, ON.where do you live.I have 2yr old too an dprobbaly we couold meet up some time.

Kay said...

Shweta, I dont have your email.. Can you drop in a line to my email id..