Lime-Flavored Rice Noodles With Cashews
20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
17 ingredients
6 servings
This is often considered picnic food in Tamilian households all across India. These southeaster natives make fresh rice noodles (sevai) to take on picnics and long road trips. In a laboriously precise process, hand-cranked noodle machines yield strands that melt in your mouth. NOTE: Rice noodles are found in Asian grocery stores and some large supermarkets. If you cannot find fresh rice noodles for this recipe, the flavors and textures of dried cooked noodles are quite similar to the "real deal". Do not overcook rice noodles because they will become mushy. I did it the first time I made them. Not good! Immediately drain noodles in a colander, and run cold water through them to stop the cooking process. Per chef #672818’s kind review, I double-checked my Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking cookbook where I got this and it’s precisely how the recipe’s written. I have paid close attention to the split pea cook time and resulting texture: First, keep in mind that chana dal (yellow split lentils) are much smaller than your standard green “split pea” and will therefore cook much faster. Even so, making the recipe as indicated yields crunchy, but perfectly edible lentils. If you want them softer, you can soak them for an hour or so first, then drain well. Also, heating the leftovers the next day will give you the same result as I found out. ;)

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Serving Size (7.93 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 43.58 Calories from Fat 44.37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.93g 45.51%
Saturated Fat 0.37g 10.99%
Trans Fat 0.13g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 387.58mg 96.89%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.24mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked, dried rice noodles, yellow mustard seeds, asafetida, dried yellow split peas, whole cashews, ground turmeric, chopped fresh cilantro