Thursday, 6 June 2013

Lemon Sevai - Lemon Flavoured South Indian Rice Noodles

Sevai is basically South Indian Rice Noodles. Many people enjoy eating Sevai in different ways. Back home it is always Sevai and Mor Kozhambu. But in my husband's family, it is mixed variety sevai. I have already posted recipes for Coconut Sevai, Ulundu Sevai, Sprouts Sevai. This Lemon Sevai is another variation.

You can find the basic recipe for making white plain Sevai here


Sevai (made from 2 cups of rice, recipe here)

Sesame Oil (or any oil) 2 tbsp
Peanuts 2 tbsp
Channa Dal 2 tsp
Split Urad Dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Green Chilli 2-3 chopped
Turmeric 1 tsp
Hing a little

Lemon Juice 2-3 tbsp (as per taste)

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a little oil (preferably sesame oil) in a small pan.

2. Add Peanuts, Channa dal and Urad Dal. Roast till it starts to brown.

3. Add Curry leaves, green chilli, turmeric and hing. Let it sizzle.

4. Add to the cooked sevai along with lemon juice and some salt.

5. Mix everything together. Mix very gently taking care not to mash it. Also, wait for the sevai to cool a little, about 10 min before doing the mixing.


  1. one of my fave, looks delicious.

  2. Wow looks so mouth watering... No wonder the Homade Sevai brought that wonderful look..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  3. Roshi...... you made sevai. Hats off to you for the patience. How did you carry the naazhi all the way??

    1. don't ask about how I carried things.. too many things have been collected over the years - sevai nazhi, paniyaram pan, mixie, grinder, all sorts of pans and pots, karandi.. If I think I do not want it, my MIL will somehow plan and bring it.. So together we have collected!

  4. Homemade sevas are so nice, looks so yummy with the spices and lemon.

  5. wow it looks very delicious dear...