Coconut sevai/coconut idiyappam recipe

Coconut sevai or coconut idiyappam is a very delicious snack or dish made with plain idiyappam (prepared with rice flour), grated coconut, red chillies and cashewnuts. It is a very healthy and light snack which can be had at breakfast time or as a snack. Coconut sevai or idiyappam is very easy to prepare too and very common in South Indian households.


  • Sevai/plain idiyappam - 2 cups
  • Coconut oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Chana dal/bengalgram dal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Whole red chillies - 4 nos
  • 1 string of curry leaves
  • Cashewnuts - 10
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT SEVAI/IDIYAPPAM RECIPE Loosen the strings of plain idiyappam into small pieces and keep it ready.

Step 2

Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once the seeds starts spluttering, add asafoetida, urad dal, chana dal, cashew nuts, red chillies and curry leaves

Step 3

Once the dals turn golden brown, add grated coconut and stir fry on low flame till the raw smell goes away. This will take about a minute or two.

Step 4

Add the plain sevai and salt and mix well.

Step 5

Serve coconut sevai hot with coconut chutney or papads. coconut sevai

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