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Jul 17, 2015

Lemon Sevai | Lemon Idiyappam Recipe | How To Make Lemon Sevai

Lemon Sevai Recipe
Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate Eid. May The Almighty shower all his Mercy and blessing on you and your family. Have a Blessed Ramadan. Every year I miss to share Ramadan special recipes, hope at least next year i will share some best recipes.

During my school days, my best friend never fail to share the Ramadan feast with us. Auntie prepares elaborate meal on this special occasion, minimum of 7 or 8 varieties of sweets. I really miss those golden days. I still remember the taste of her sweets and the best Ramadan Biryani. As it is all prepared with lots of love it tastes the best. I will try to share some of her recipes here soon. Not only during Ramadan, whenever I visit my friend's place she treat us with feast and lots of love. She is one of the best Mom, my friend and her family are lucky and blessed to have her.
Lemon Idiyappam
Now coming to the recipe, Idiyappam is our family's favorite recipe. We love both sweet and savory version. But Idiyappan with Thengai Paal/Sweetened Coconut Milk is me and my kids' favorite of all. V love Jaggery Idiyappam. Sometimes I feel lazy to make jaggery syrup for him and that time he ask me to make savory version with lemon. This Lemon Sevai is one of the easiest breakfast recipe for me on weekends. You can use either lemon or lime juice to make this savory version.
Lemon Sevai

How To Make Lemon Sevai
Lemon Sevai Recipe
Prep Time : 15 minutes | Cook Time : 10 minutes or less
Serves 2
  1. Idiyappam  2 cups
  2. Lemon Juice 1-2 tbsp
  3. Turmeric Powder  1/4 tsp
  4. Ginger  1/4 tsp(finely chopped)
  5. Green Chilli  1 no.(finely chopped)
  6. Curry leaves   few
  7. Salt   to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil/Sesame Oil  2-3 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds  1/4 tsp
  3. Urad dal   1/2 tsp
  4. Channa Dal  1/2 tsp
  5. Peanut   2 tsp
  6. Cashew Nuts  1 tbsp
Prepare Idiyappam as per the recipe, then allow to cool completely and gently separate the strings and keep aside.
Squeeze lemon juice in a small bowl and chop ginger, green chilli and keep everything ready.
Now heat oil in a kadai or pan, when it is hot add mustard seeds and wait till it pop up completely.
Then add peanuts, cashew nuts, channa dal and roast till golden brown.
After that add curry leaves, ginger, green chilli and saute it well.
And add turmeric powder, hing and stir well..after that add idiyappam/rice noodle
s(now turn heat to medium) and enough salt and mix everything well and gently
Lastly add lemon juice and mix well. If desired add some finely chopped cilantro.
That's it...Lemon Sevai ready. Serve hot or warm with coconut chutney or mint chutney. I served this for lunch with some Potato Fry.
Today, I used Nirampara Idiyappam Flour to make Idiyappam. But i have tried with rice flour too.
I usually, turn the heat to low after adding idiyappam to the kadai, then mix gently and add lemon juice. So that it doesn't turn bitter.
How To Make Lemon Sevai

Lemon Sevai


  1. I love lemon semiya .. so light too.. we usually have it for brunch

  2. simple and refreshing sevai.. One of my go to recipe

  3. wow the close up shot with the sevai in the fork looks awesome!!! delicious..

  4. Super snack/breakfast idea..Lovely clicks too esp the backdrop :)


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