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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.
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