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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lemon Sevai - Lemon Rice Noodles

Lemon Sevai is an easy and delicious dish to prepare. It is so versatile you could even eat it for breakfast, lunch ,dinner or just as a snack. It could be served with coconut chutney. We prefer it with Sambar or tomato rasam if its for lunch/dinner. Here in the US, Sevai could be bought at any Indian grocery store. My hubby loves to cook as well and this is his recipe.

  • 1/2 packet of dry Rice Sevai/Idiappam/Rice Sticks (250 gms/approx 10 oz)
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts
  • handful of Cashews
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • pinch of asofoetida
  • 1 tsp channa dal
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • 1 inch piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies slit lenghtwise
  • 1 dry red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 -3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
Preparation :
  1. In a big pot, bring enough water to a boil and cook the Sevai until cooked (for about 5 minutes). It should be fully cooked and not Al Dente.
  2. Drain the Sevai and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add channa dal and urad dal. Fry them for a minute and add peanuts and cashews. Fry them till they are roasted. Add cumin seeds, let them splutter. Next add ginger. Fry for a moment and then add asofoetida,curry leaves,red chilli, green chillies,turmeric powder. Keep it on low flame and add the cooked Sevai and mix it well.
    Adjust the salt (sevai does have salt in it). Then add the lemon juice and keep it on low flame for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Ready to serve. We had this for dinner with hot and Spicy Rasam. This recipe serves 4.
Now Its Award Time. My Dear blogpal , Anncoo has been kind enough to shower me with this precious gift, I love your Blog Award. She's one awesome baker and chef. Her passion shows in her beautiful and wonderful creations- her cakes, cheese cakes, cup cakes, her themed birthday cakes to name a few..are to die for. As they say seeing is believing. Do check out her blog Anncoo's hobby and you'll be in love with her space..just like Moi...


  1. mmm. what a delicious sevai. yum!!

  2. Dear Dolly,Congrats on your award.. you truly deserve it. :) and thanks a lot for remembering me.....very sweet of you...thanks for the lovely comments on my blog :) Happy to receive it from you...will update it soon..

    Those sevai look marvelous and delicious!such a lovely colour and great click dear:) presentation!

  3. That looks beautiful...This idea never occurred to me..Wow..your hubby is a great cook..Thanks for sharing Dolly :-)
    Congrats on your award !! May you get many more in the future :-)

  4. hi Dolly, this is a favorite at my place. Congrats on ur award and I too adore Ancoo's space.

  5. looks delicious which is just perfect for breakfast...Nice recipe and quiet an easy one too...thanks for sharing it dolly...and congraz on your award...

  6. Hey Dolly,
    Awesome recipe:) Glad to know that, this is your hubby's creation:) my hubby also loves to experiment in the kitchen:)
    Congrats on your award.

  7. lovely yum yum mouth watring lemon sevai.Congrats on ur award dear.

  8. Congrats on your award!!! Thats a nice lemon sevai...quite an easy one too..

  9. Lemon sevai is really a comforting and yummm dish. :) made lemon rice today.. so I am able to relate to the taste very soon and feel very tempted :)

    Buddy congrats on your award :)

  10. I used to have a snack like this made out of sevai as a kid.. it was one of the snacks I loved the most! Reading your recipe just inspired me now to go out and buy some sevai. Very nicely done and congrats on your award. I love your blog too :)

  11. Beautiful lemon sevai, my all time favourite..lovely clicks Dolly..

  12. hey very nice n tasty dish dolly...very gud recipe n idea...nice pics

  13. looks delicious, was gettin tired of uppuma.Nice click and congrats on ur award.


  14. Very tempting sevai. Loved the color. Congratulations on ur award Dolly, you truly deserve it :):)


  15. we made idi appam all the time but i love this delicious variation...

  16. very tempting...congrats on your awards !!

  17. I only had sevai payasam. but this one looks real delicious and easy. the pictures are great too.

  18. Oh hi
    First time here...first let me congates you for your award..nice space and good recipes too..i'll be here

    cheers and do visit if you can


  19. First time here....congrats on ur award! Sevai looks inviting!

  20. Looks so yummyyyyy..Congrats on ur award dear...

  21. Tempting me with those yummy hoppers!! Love the clicks.. And congrats on the award too :)

  22. Dear dolly...
    Ur hubby is good cook !! I loved the yellow colour,looks very good.
    Congratulations on ur well deserved award.I too Love your blogsss :)

  23. Oh, this rice dish looks so delicious and sounds so good especially it's your hubby's recipe, I'm so impressed!

    Congrats on the award! You really deserved it, I love your blog too!

  24. Lovely lemon sevai.... Sorry for the delay in checking all the preps out... When I go nuts with my health... I don't feel like doing anything...That's the reason of the delay.... But really yummy & the way u have presented & captured is yummy too.... BRAVO!!!!