Thursday, May 24, 2012

Lemon Sevai / Lemony Rice Noodles

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I have come to know Rice noodles only very recently, maybe 2-3 years ago. The only sevai I knew was vermicelli, which are also known as wheat noodles, Bambino.

But I think I am liking Rice noodles much better, tho I do still like my Bambino! Well lets leave that at that!
Rice noodles or wheat noodles, both taste very good to me! I like them both with lots of veggies made like upma. But I do like the rice sevai made as pulihora too. Here today I am sharing with you Lemon Sevai or Lemony rice noodles, which is nothing but rice noodles made as lemon pulihora.

Since rice noodles cook very quick, this can be made very fast. This can be eaten as breakfast or even as a snack or tiffin, no waiting around for rice to cook! I used to even make this for my hubby lunch box, since it is quick to cook in the morning.


1 cup rice noodles

1 tbsp peanuts
1 tbsp cashew nuts
1/2 tsp chana dal
1/4 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp jeera, cumin seeds
few curry leaves
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup lemon juice (to taste)


Cook the rice noodles according to package OR Boil water in a pot, Add salt. Add the noodles and cover for only 3-4 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

Add oil of a kadai and heat it up.
Add the peanuts and saute for about 30 seconds.
Add the cashew nuts, chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds and jeera.
Add the curry leaves when cashews start to turn brown and mustard starts to splutter.
Add the turmeric powder.
Add the drained rice noodles and saute along with some salt. (remember you added some salt before)
Add the lemon juice, little by little, so that it doesn't become too sour.
At this point taste to see if you have to add more salt or lemon juice.
Serve hot with chutney or pickle.

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  1. Beautiful and lovely clicks..Luv the yellow colour of the sevai.

  2. wow lemon sevai looks really delicious. nice one

  3. I love lemon sevai with lemon..

  4. Delicious and tempting noodles. Wonderfully prepared.

  5. Yummy and super tempting sevai,love this lemon sevai than the tamarind one.

  6. lemon sevai looks too yummy n colorful...i too love lemon instead tamarind n tomato! well done!!
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  7. same pinch.. i made sevai too but paruppu :)

  8. Quick & easy noodle dish.. Looks yummy.

  9. Wow what a yummy n yelloey coloured sevai.... If you like you can link to the ongoing event Dish name starts with L

  10. Love lemon sevai with buttermilk fav combo. Love the pictures. Nice one.

  11. This with coconut sevai is a beautifully light meal.

  12. lovely picture...sevai never looked this good in any of my pic or for that matter in reality as well :)

  13. Super delicious citrus sevai. Looks awesome!

  14. quick..yum...n wonderful clicks..!!

  15. That is one inviting plate of lemon sevai! Would not mind it for my breakfast right now. 1000 times tastier than my oat meal.. :)


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