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Healthy Tomato Sevai Recipe For Breakfast


Tomato Sevai is one of those dishes which is seen in almost every South Indian home at the time of breakfast. The only reason why many love to prepare this recipe is because it is easy to prepare. Especially for working women, this yummy tomato sevai takes just 20 minutes of their time.

On the other hand, this breakfast treat is yummy taste as its main content is tomato. The fruit which is beneficial for many at any age makes this sevai all the more delightful to consume the first thing in the morning.

The other thing about this dish is that you can have it both ways - spicy or sweet. All that you need to do is add in a little chilli to create a spicy effect or leave it as it is to enjoy the tanginess. To prepare this tomato sevai, here is the recipe you need to take a look at this morning.

Serves: 3

Prepation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

All You Need

  • String hoppers/ Idiyappam/ Sevai - 1 pack
  • Onion - 2 medium chopped
  • Tomato - 3 medium chopped
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder/ Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

For Tempering

  • Urad Dal - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • A few Curry leaves


1. Cook the String hoppers/ Idiyappam/ Sevai according to the package direction. Here we cooked it in hot water for 5 minutes and strained it.

2. Take a wide pan for a good mixing, add oil and temper ingredients urad dal, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds starts splattering add onions, asafoetida powder and a few curry leaves.

3. Once onion turns golden brown color add tomato, salt, turmeric powder and sambar powder/ red chilli powder. Mix well and cook until mushy.

4. Tomatoes are nicely mashed up now slowly add cooked String hoppers/ Idiyappam/ Sevai and start mixing it.

Nutrition Tip

Tomatoes are good for health. It has five awesome benefits you should be aware of - It improves eyesight, It fights Cancer, It helps to improve blood health, It reduces the risk of a heart attack and it is good for digestion too.

Cooking Tip

Make sure you do not over boil the sevai. If you do, the sevai will become too soft like paste.

Story first published: Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:01 [IST]
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