Monday 15 September 2014

Lemon Sevai with Idiyappam sticks/Elumichhai Sevai/Lemon Rice Sevai

We can different types of sevai with idiyappam like coconut sevai, tomato sevai, puliyodarai sevai, sweet sevai etc, but I always love to have lemon sevai. Idiyappam/sevai is a very common and delectable South Indian breakfast made with rice flour. When you have left over idiyappam you can always flavour them with lemon or coconut or tomato or any ingredient of your choice. Here I have used the readymade concord rice sevai to make this lemon sevai. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Lemon Sevai with step by step photos…
Instant Rice Sevai packet
200 gm
Green chillies
4 to 5 slit length wise
One inch piece finely chopped
1 big
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Channa dal/kadalai paruppu
1 tbsp
Fried Peanuts
Cashew nuts
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
One pinch
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves/Cilantro
2-3 tbsp finely chopped
3 tbsp
As needed
Preparation time: 5 minutes                                Recipe Category: Breakfast/Lunch
Cooking time: 15 minutes                                      Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Cook the rice sevai according to the instructions on the pack and drain all the water and keep it aside. Squeeze the lemon juice without the seeds and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a wide pan, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, channa dal, curry leaves and let it turn to half golden brown colour.

Now add the cashew nuts, peanuts and fry until all of them turn to golden brown colour.

Add the green chillies, ginger and fry for about a minute or until it starts to change colour.

Now add the turmeric powder, lemon juice, salt and switch off the stove.

Add the cooked rice sevai/idiyappam and mix really well until the lemon mixture is thoroughly mixed with the sevai.

Finally add the finely chopped cilantro/coriander leaves and mix well. Adjust the amount of salt and lemon juice according to your taste.

Serve this delicious and quick Lemon Sevai with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice. 

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  1. saw u after a long time dear.. lovely lemon sevai

  2. these look so good and quite easy to make
    Keep in touch

  3. Wannakkam...Nice 2 c u after such a long time...where were u :) ...thought of u ...that's such an easy healthy recipe :)...

  4. After a long time seeing ur post priya .Lemon sevai looks perfect

  5. nice to see you after a long time. Hope everything is find at your end..sevai looks yumm..

  6. your sevai recipe reminds me of Bangalore. I love sevai.

  7. delicious preparation....inviting me

  8. good one dear. was just wondering..if we could do the same with vermiceli alos, is it not. even sweet idiyappam type with vermicili may be. i tried this once , bhut it got too mushy. may be iovercooked. keep in touch


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