Rice Sevai Upma

This is a Tamil Nadu recipe. It is made with the instant rice sevai available in stores. You can also make it with broken home made idiyappams or rice noodles. It is very easy to prepare.


Rice sevai -200 gms
Onion -1 chopped
Ginger -1\2″ pice chopped
Green chillies -3 chopped
Curry leaves -1 sprig
Dry red chillied -3 broken, seeds removed
Urad dhal -1 tbsp
Chana dhal -1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Grated coconut -1\2 cup
Frozen green peas -1\2 cup
Lime juice -2 tsp
Coriander leaves -2 tbsp chopped
Salt -as required
Oil -2 tbsp


In a large pot, boil 2 litres of water. Add 1 tsp salt and the rice sevai. Cook for about 7 minutes till the sevai is cooked but firm. Transfer it to a seive and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the dhals. Now add onions, ginger, green chillies, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Also add the green peas. Fry till the onions are light brown. Then add the cooked sevai, grated coconut, lime juice and salt. Fry for 2 minutes. Lastly, add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Tasty upma is ready!

  1. Looks lovely , Lissie…

    forgot to write, daughter in profile? fill it..(just kidding) 🙂

  2. Delicious looking sevia upma.
    Pity here i don’t get premaid packets of rice savia, but then you have written use rice noodles.
    Should try

  3. WOw Lissie that looks mouthwatering, thanks for visiting my blog you have such wonderful non-veg recipes here.

    I am a seafood fan and loved your crab curry…added to my feeds

  4. Lissie this recipe sounds so lovely to eat, I love the picture it looks delicious! 🙂

  5. Looks like a tasty upma.Have to look out for rice sevai now, to try this out.

  6. thanx padma for visiting my site! i will post more seafood recipes for you to try.

    seena, both my parents and in-laws are no more. so my daughter part is over. anyway, since you suggested, i will add it to my profile.

  7. Upma looks colourful and bright on that lovely plate!!Simple and fine recipe,Lissie..:)

  8. Thanks for dropping Lissie. The sevai upma looks great. Viji

  9. thanx viji for visiting my blog! hope to see you again.

  10. Lissie,

    Nice blog.

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  11. Hi ..just wanted to drop in a line to say i tried this recipe of yours and it was nice. I have posted it on my blog.

  12. rice sevai, yummy and delicious

  13. thanks Lissie for submitting this wonderful recipe.Iam always in search of new south indian breakfast recipes that are healthy for kids.I really like ur blog .