Idiyappam | sevai |Rice noodles is a healthy south indian breakfast. We generally make this  for dinner too. My mom makes variety of idiyappam and she makes the basic idiyappam using the traditional sevai nazhi. I have already posted the recipe of  idiyappam but this one i made with instant rice sevai available in the stores. This is a simple recipe but can be made in less than 30 minutes, serves as a perfect breakfast |week night dinner too. I have used Concord, Double horse brand of instant sevai few times. Both worked out very well for me. If you know any other brand works out well for you, please mention in the comment section.

Masala idiyappam

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time :15 mins |   Serves : 3-4
    Instant sevai   2 cups
    Mixed veggies *   1/2 cup
    Sambar powder   1 tsp
    Garam masala     1/4 tsp
    Salt       As needed
    Oil     1 tsp
    Onion     1
    Curry leaves   few
    Coriander leaves   few             
   *I used peas, carrot and capsicum.


  • Cook the rice sevai according to the instructions given on the packet.
  • Drain the water from the sevai and  keep it aside.
  • Mean while chop the onions, cut the carrots and capsicum into small.
  • In a pan add oil and add the mustard leaves and curry leaves. Add onions and saute till they turn pink.
saute-onion veg-cut
  • Add in the veggies, sambar powder and salt. Mix well and let the veggies be crunchy and cook them in a low flame,without getting them burnt.
  • Add garam masala and mix well.
Add-veggies Add-masala
  • Add in the cooked idiyappam. and gently mix well without breaking the soft idiyappam. Let this be in a low flame for 2 minutes.
  • Add the coriander leaves and serve along with raita if you want.
Add-sevai idiyappam
  • The idiyappam stays soft even after 2 hours from it is made. So you can pack  this for lunch box too, if kids like this.

  1. You can add ginger garlic paste, before adding onions.
  2. Finely chopped tomatoes can be added after adding onions.
  3. You can add cauliflower, finely chopped potato and sweet corn  also.
  4. Mint leaves can be added for nice flavor, while adding onions.
  5. Sambar powder can be replaced with 3/4 tsp of red chili powder and 1/4 tsp of coriander powder.

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  1. lovely and delicious idiyappam...

  2. Looks really tempting and colourful

  3. In SG where can we get concord?

  4. such tempting one... who will say no for it...:)

  5. Is instant sevai different from semiya?

    1. Yes sevai and semiya are 3 different things..u can make sevai using instant sevai packet or soak rice put it as idly and squeeze it in sevai hand machine..

  6. Perfect the bowl looks. Each sevia seperate

  7. Anil sevai works out well too. You can soak it in water for about 15 minutes , drain the water and use it in the above recipe. You get 3 variants, rice, ragi & wheat sevai & I use wheat sevai.

  8. Hi jeyashri.. Tried this recipe yesterday and it came out really well..thanks for sharing such a colorful and different recipe..liked the idea of using sambar powder which enhanced the flavor.

  9. Hi Jeyashri. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to try this out for breakfast tomorrow. Is this dish better with thin or thick sevai? Kindly let me know.

    1. Thanks for the feedback. Both will work out fine

  10. Hi Jeyashri, Thanks for sharing this receipe..I use Anil Rice sevai,it comes out good for me. Can i squeeze 1/2 lemon over it..will it add some taste to the masala sevai?? please advice.

    1. Yes u can add lemon juice for sure to this. Will enhance the taste. Add it after switching off the flame