Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Instant Lemon Rice Sevai


I would like to share one more easy breakfast recipe "Lemon Rice Sevai" with you all today.  "Rice Sevai " is nothing but Rice noodles. Rice Noodles will be seasoned with few spices and mixed with lemon juice, salt and jaggery in this recipe. You can use either instant rice noodles or home made rice noodles (rice string hoppers/ idiyappam).

  I have used three brands of instant rice noodles till now , They are  MTR , Anil and  Sri ganeshram's 777 Brand. All three brands work well.Serve hot lemon rice sevai with hot filter coffee. You can serve with coconut chutney and pappadam too. 
Kids will like this lemon rice sevai along with sugar and ghee.:-)

Please try it at home and let me know your comments.

Ingredients :
200 gms Instant Rice Sevai
1 teaspoon urad dal 
1 teaspoon channa dal
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1-2 dry red chilly, split into halves
1-2 fresh green chilly, split into halves ( increase if you like spicy)
1-2 lemon, (squeeze and keep the juice ready)
1/2 tablespoon of grated jagerry /sugar
10-15 curry leaves
15-20 ground nut /peanuts
3-4 tbsp freshly grated coconut
salt to taste
2-3 tablespoon of cooking oil

How To Prepare ?
  • As per the instruction given in the packet, cook the rice sevai if you are using instant rice noodles.
  • I used  777 Brand Rice Sevai today. So followed the below steps . i) Boil the water and switch off the flame.   ii) Immerse the sevai in the hot water and cover it for 2 mins.          iii)After 2 mins , drain the water completely.

  • Now add sugar (jaggery powder), salt and turmeric powder to the cooked sevai. After it cools down mix it well using hands gently.Break and separate the noodles carefully and keep it aside.I skipped this step and did it inside the kadai/pan only in the below step.
  • Now heat 3 tbsp of oil in a large thick bottomed kadai/pan.Add ground nuts and mustard to it. Once the mustard pops out,add in channa dal, urad dal and broken red chilly. Fry them nicely till lentils become golden brown.Finally add in curry leaves and fresh green chilly.Fry for few secs and switch off the flame.

  • Now add cooked rice sevai,freshly grated coconut and lemon juice squeezed from lemon.Mix everything gently and check the taste.Adjust the salt if required at this stage. We are done with "lemon Rice Sevai".


  • Cook the rice sevai as per the instruction given in the packet. Don't ever over cook the rice sevai.
  • You can use cashew nuts instead of ground nuts.
  • You can mix jaggery/sugar with lemon juice before adding. You can plus/ minus the quantity of lemon juice, salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • You can add cumin seeds in the tadka/seasoning
  • You can garnish the lemon sevai with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Gently mix everything well  and make sure you are not breaking the rice sevai while mixing.
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