Lemon Sevai Recipe
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Lemon sevai or lemon idiyappam is an easy South Indian breakfast recipe made with pre-made idiyappam, lemon, and flavoured with green chillies.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2
  • 4 cups crushed idiyappam (sevai)
  • 2 tsp oil (I use Indian sesame oil)
  • ½ tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • A few curry leaves
  • A pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (adjust to taste)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  1. Prepare the idiyappam and let it cool completely. You can also use pre-made or store-bought idiyappam. Crush with your fingertips into smaller broken 'noodles'. Measure out 4 cups and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tsp oil and add ½ tsp mustard seeds. When they pop, add the broken cashew nuts. Roast until golden brown.
  3. Then add the grated ginger, green chillies, and curry leaves. Saute until the ginger turns fragrant and the chillies turn softer - about 1 minute
  4. Now add turmeric powder, lemon juice, and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add the sevai or idiyappam
  6. Mix well and make sure the flavours are balanced well. Adjust salt or lemon juice as required.
  7. Serve warm with coconut chutney
Recipe by Edible Garden at https://www.cookingandme.com/2016/05/15/lemon-sevai-recipe-easy-lemon-idiyappam/