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Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 2 people

Sevai is a South Indian dish where rice flour dumplings are made into sevai/noodles and spiced up with different ingredients for varieties. Nowadays millet semiya varieties are easily available and I used Pearl Millet/Kambu semiya to make this quick, tasty sevai varieties. 


  • 1 packet of Millet Vermicelli
  • 1/2 Cup Grated coconut for coconut sevai
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice for lemon sevai
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder for lemon sevai
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt for each variety

Seasoning 1:

  • 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tsp Urad Dal
  • 2 Tbsp Peanuts
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 10 Curry Leaves

Seasoning 2:

  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Urad dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Chana Dal
  • 2 Tbsp Peanuts
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 10 Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida


  1. Wash the millet semiya and drain. Place them on a wide bowl or a steamer
  2. Using a pressure cooker, cook them for 2 whistles. Release pressure immediately.
  3. Divide the cooked semiya in 2 parts. Fluff up with a fork.
  4. Add grated coconut, salt and seasoning 1 to one part. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Add turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice and seasoning 2 to other part. Mix well.
  6. Yummy millet sevai varieties are ready!

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  1. Made this coconut sevai with Kambu semia! Lemon sevai with ragi semia! Awesome taste! Thank you Mam for the wonderful recipe!

    1. Hi Punitha,
      Happy to know that your sevai turned good. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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