Tuesday 8 April 2014

Lemon Sevai / Lemon Idiyappam / Lemon Flavored String Hoppers

 Idiyappam / sevai is a popular and tasty dish of South India.  We can make many varieties using the leftover idiyappam by adding different flavors and seasonings.

One of my favorite is lemon sevai and here is the recipe!


Scrambled Idiyappam -  1 ½ to 2 cups
lemon juice - from 1 lemon
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp

For Seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - ¾ tsp
Bengal gram/channa dal - 1 tsp
Red Chilli - 2 to 3
Asafoetida / Perungayam - a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 tsp


Take small bowl;  add lemon juice, turmeric powder and salt.  Mix well and keep aside.

Heat oil in a wide kadai; season it with  all the ingredients one by one.

Once it crackles add the lemon juice and scrambled idiyappam.  Give it a mix and switch of the gas.

Serve it with coconut chuntey or have as it is!


Instead of red chillies you can also add green chillies.

You can add roasted peanuts for extra crunchiness.

I am sending this recipe to Rafeeda and anu's page for South Indian cooking event.


  1. My all time favourite lemon sevai, i can start my day with it happily.

  2. looks very tempting. Gonna try this recipe very soon.

  3. looks so tempting... my mouth is watering. i wanna try this recipe, thnx for sharing dear..

  4. I use to make this with vermicelli. This must be so soft and flavourful. Superb dish.

  5. We too make this often. I add ginger also to it. Nice one dear.

  6. Looks perfect.. Healthy dish...

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  9. such a quick and easy recipe...

  10. Wow... lemon sevai looks very inviting food :)


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