Today’s post is yet another favorite of mine.Almost every weekend that I visit home, mom is sure to make this for me. So much is my love for Lemon flavored Sevai!Steamed rice noodles flavored with lemon can be had as a breakfast or along with tea / coffee in the evening.

I can still remember those days when mom and me used to set out to make super soft Sevai. Amma would soak and grind the ingredients.Later it used to be steamed into idlis. Then came the most tedious process of pressing it out through a sevai machine / mold.

This was where I come into the picture . I used to do the pressing out of the sevai and during that time we used to chat and catch up with all sort of stuffs-college, friends, relatives or just about anything that would interest us.I miss those days yet mom makes up for all that whenever we meet by cooking up my favorite meals.

And this is yet another recipe that I posted 8 years ago. The old pic is not so good so I am putting up this recipe once again with step by step clicks as well as better pics of the final dish.This post is also slightly different from the one I posted earlier…

This is the theme for Blogging Marathon #48, Week 4,Day 2 under theme- revisiting old recipes with new pics….

I used:

Rice Sevai – 1 packet / 500 grams
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Channa dal-1 teaspoon
White split urad dal- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Roasted peanuts- a handful
Pearl onions- 10, peeled and chopped
Green chilies- 2, slit
Curry leaves- a few
Turmeric powder- a large pinch
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste
Oil- 1 1/2 teaspoons

Heat oil in a pan and put in mustard, cumin, chana dal and urad dal. When the mustard pops and dal turns brown, add the peanuts and roast for a minute.Add the onion, chilies, curry leaves and saute till the onion turns soft.

Add turmeric powder, sevai and salt and mix gently. Cook on low heat and let the flavors blend. Switch off the heat and add lemon juice. Mix and serve.

It can be served as such or with sambar…

Bon Appetit…

17 thoughts on “Lemon Sevai | Lemon flavored Rice Noodles”

  1. This updated pic is just awesome PJ. Nothing can beat the taste of the traditional Sevai done using Sevai Naazhi. Though a tedious process, we enjoyed it.Your write-up brought back those fond memories.

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