Mango Sevai ~ Rice Noodles with Raw Mango!

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Raw Mango or Ripe one? I was always plagued by this question and never could decide if I liked the raw one better or the ripe. I guess I just got to conclude that I love both the best! Come summer and every street you pass by, will be flooded with colour of yellow and orange of mangoes all over the place. Not to mention the bright green raw mangoes. My most favorite one in the raw mango is, of course, the variety that we call as kili muku manga. It’s not very sour but mild enough to be eaten as such. It’s also the variety that’s so very popular on the beach sides.

Dishes with raw mangoes have always been chutneys, Mango Rice at home. Ripe ones have always been Ice cream, Milkshakes, or Lassi. All these were not suitable for brunch. I was still thinking on these terms when the thought struck that I could do a Mango Sevai as in a Lime Sevai or Coconut Sevai. Thinking about it, I was surprised why it took me so much time to think of this variety.

After finally deciding on the dish I was going to prepare, getting it actually done was another task. For sevai is not something we use often. Sevai is the dried Rice Noodles that’s so much relished and cherished in Tamil Nadu. Very interesting varieties are prepared with this and enjoyed. If you have time and energy you can very well make these at home or else, enjoy the luxury of ready to cook sevais.

I planned for a Saturday brunch, then for a Sunday. Nothing worked out as planned. Finally, the poor mango that was to be used, was not raw anymore. To cut the long story short, I was able to finally get this done today!

When you are in a hurry for a quick breakfast fix, this will work out fine. Or you want to enjoy your weekend mornings, this is perfectly fine. I just spent some 10 – 15 mins time getting this done. I loved the difference in the pictures, one is taken indoors and the other, out in the direct sun.

Ingredients Needed:

Rice Sevai – 2 cups (200 gms)
Water – 6 cups


Raw Mango, grated – 3/4 cup
Mustard + Urad dal – 1 tsp
Bengal Gram – 2 tsp
Cashew Nuts – 5 whole
Green Chillies – 2 finely chopped
Curry leaves few
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Boil the water in a pan and when it starts boiling add the sevai. Simmer for 2 mins. It gets cooked fast so keep stirring and let it not get overcooked.

Drain it over a sieve and keep it aside. Grate the mango and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and urad dal. When it splutters, add the Bengal gram, cashew nuts. Then add the curry leaves and green chilies. Add the turmeric powder. Sauté well. Then stir in the grated mango and fry well for 1 min in sim.

When you find that mango is kind of cooked well, add in the cooked sevai and mix well. Sim for 5 mins. And it’s done!

Mango Sevai ~ Rice Noodles with Raw Mango!

Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Dish Type Upma Varieties
Author Srivalli
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  1. Mango sevai ni choostunte naaku mango pulihora gurthuku vasthundi! Looks so delicious, Srivalli! I can imagine the taste. Lovely entry. Congrats on the awards.

  2. Valli – it looks so beautiful!! next time you have to make this for lunch!

    and what can i say? I think my blogger posts the scheduled ones first thing in the morning! 😉

  3. love the rice vermiclli. i have a packet lying with me, will try to make this version…wonder whr i will get raw mangoes here…..will start searching

  4. Hi Sri,

    Since you are a dosa lover, i was hoping you would see my first and foremost post on my new blog on Dosa.

  5. i love sevai sri.. i will have to look for readymade ones.. u know it used to be a feast at out place when we used to make savais from scratch with that old heavy sevai wending machines.. we kids were given the work to rotate the plated below so that they dont stick.. lovely sayd yaar…
    and then coconut, lemon and parappu sevai was a regular feast, i have also had mango ones and urs look yummy, that mango no the plate reminds me of those spiced up mangoes on marina beach .. thanks for refreshing so many memories on a go 🙂 and sorry for this long comment:)

  6. Just prepared maamidikaya pulihira for lunch box.First,a look at the picture and I thought your post is about the same….:D

  7. Asha, Thank you ..yeah to get the right one makes all the differance!

    kamala, you are welcome to it!…that mango tastes great as raw right

    F, its not my intention..:)…thank you

    Sukanya, glad you like this..I got MTR brand…try for it you must be getting it

    Shri, thank you..glad you like it

    bhags, thats really sad..I can understand how it must be trying to find for these!..thank you

    Laavanya, glad!…tank you thank you!..hope arundati likes this!

    Sunshinemom, thank was MTR’s..hahha..having taken your mom’s you naturally won’t like anythig else!, thanks my friend!

    JZ, thank you!

    Cham, do does taste great!..

    Jayashree, yeah but funny part was, I thought so hard for this!

    Uma, thank you…it does look like that right…

    Cilantro, thats nice to know!

    ranji, heheh..good

    Sangeeth, yeah got the entry..and do try out this

    Arundathi, surely will do!…hhehe..thats nice to know..I am glad you do post complains on that!..:)

    Kay, my pleasure…:WINK:…I was thinking that I made the invension of the year and you say this..heheh

    karuna, thats try and let me know! can come over anytime you know that right…:)

    Divya, me too…:)

    Kalai, glad you liked it!

    bee, seriously no!…:)..maybe you get salted mangoes??

    satya, thats lovely to know!… must’ve been so much fun then..

    Maya, it was yummy…thanks

    sra, yeah its more like mamidikaya annam…but better I should say!

  8. Sevai is, indeed, cherished in TN. Quick and easy, and goes with well any seasoning. Whats not to love? 🙂 I have never tried adding mango though.

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