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Lemon Sevai Recipe | Lemon Rice Noodles Recipe
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Lemon Sevai Recipe | Lemon Rice Noodles Recipe

Lemon Sevai, rice noodles are cooked and tossed with tempering which is then enriched with Lemon juice. This recipe is much similar to lemon rice, instead of cooked rice, we use cooked rice noodles. Serve the delicious Lemon Sevai with papad and enjoy this yummy recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Soaking Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Evening Tiffen
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Brahmin, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Ommapodi Press and mould
  • Idli Plates


  • 1 Cup Parboiled Rice 1 Cup - 250ml
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt Adjust as Needed

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 2 Red Chili
  • 2 Green Chili


  • Wash and soak parboiled rice for 2 hours. Set this rice aside for 2 hours. After 2 hours, drain the water from rice and take it to mixer jar
  • Grind the rice to a smooth batter like dosa batter. Heat a pan. Add the ground batter and start stirring
  • Add salt and gingelly oil and keep stirring in medium flame till the batter becomes thick like a dough. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool
  • Take ommapodi mould and press. Grease it with oil. Add prepared dough and close it with press lid. Grease oil in idli plates. Squeeze out the press to make like sevai. 
  • Steam cook the squeezed sevai for 5 minutes. Allow the cooked sevai to cool off completely
  • Then crumble the sevai and set it aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard Seeds, cumin seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add split urad dal & bengal gram dal and fry the dal till it turns light brown color
  • Then add peanuts, turmeric powder, red and green chili, curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Add hing and switch off the flame. Add cooked & crumbled sevai and mix gently. Squeeze juice out of 1 lemon. Adjust salt and mix gently till the seasoning is completely mixed with the sevai.
  • The delicious Lemon Sevai is now ready to serve!


Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g