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Indian Style Coconut Rice Noodles

This Indian style Coconut Rice noodles recipe is a quick and easy recipe. It is perfect to make for quick breakfast or lunch. Toasted Coconut adds lots of flavor to the dish.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Course: noodles pasta
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 lb. Rice Noodles, dried or fresh
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 3 tbsp Cashews
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 3~4 Thai Green or Red Chilies
  • 8~10 Curry leaves
  • 1 cup Fresh grated coconut or use ½ cup dried coconut*
  • To taste Salt


  • Break the rice noodles into 3" pieces. Cook them as per package instructions. I used dried noodles. I put them in boiling water, turned off the heat and covered the pan and left it for 3~4 minutes. Drained and rinsed with cold water. Then keep aside until ready to use.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil on medium flame. Add the mustard seeds and once they start to pop, add the urad dal and cashews. Cook until they are golden brown.
  • Add the onions, curry leaves green chilies and cook for 3~4 minutes or until the onion is lightly browned around the edges.
  • Add the grated coconut and stir fry 1~2 minutes or until the coconut turns golden brown.
  • Stir in the cooked rice noodles and salt. Toss to make sure all the ingredients are well combined and the noodles are heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve right away.


  • If using fresh noodles - add the noodles to boiling water, soak for 30 seconds. Drain, rinse with cold water. Make sure not to soak the noodles for too long.
  • If using dried coconut, then soak it in hot water for at least 15 minutes. Drain and use as needed.
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