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Chicken sevai

chicken sevai
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine, Tamilnadu cuisine
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 2 packets sevai - ~ 1/2 kg
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 3 no red chilli - broken
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 2 large onion - finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomato - finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 kg chicken
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder - final garnish
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves - chopped


  •  Heat oil in a cooker, splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds
  • When it splutters, add chopped garlic, chopped ginger, red chilli, curry leaves, fry for a minute till raw smell of ginger and garlic goes off.
  • Further, add chopped onions and fry for 2 minutes until onions are brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and fry again for 2 minutes until tomatoes are mushy
  • Futhermore, goes in turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder and cumin powder. Fry for 1 minute till well blended
  • Add the finely chopped chicken pieces. season salt as required and mix well
  • Add 2 cups water and mix well. Close the cooker and cook for 5 whistles
  • Open and let it boil until the gravy is thickened. Now, add Cooked sevai /ready made sevai and mix well. 
  • Add pepper powder finally and mix again. Sprinkle coriander leaves over and mix again