Lemon Sevai Recipe | Lemon Idiyappam Recipe

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Lemon Sevai Recipe | Lemon Idiyappam Recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. Lemon sevai or lemon santhavai/ santhagai is very easy to make provided you have the instant fresh idiyappam with you.

Lemon Sevai Recipe

These days, you get the fresh instant idiyappam/sevai at all the supermarkets which can be used within 3-4 days if refrigerated. When using it, just steam it for 5-10 minutes in idly pan until its soft. We are a big fan of it and I make it very often with different flavours. quick, easy, tasty and healthy too.

One of the varieties in non veg is chicken sevai which I have recently posted. sevai/idiyappam is one of the most favourite breakfast/dinner recipe at most of the south Indian houses because of its simple, quick and easy cooking methods.

Also check out some of the interesting breakfast recipes like Dry fruits Idli upma, Plain Spicy Idlii upma, Masala poori also known as tikhi puri, masala semiya or vermicilli upma recipe, Hotel style rava upma recipe, Beetroot poori, Samai arisi pongal (Millet pongal), and many more recipes.

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Lemon Sevai Recipe | Lemon Idiyappam Video Recipe

Lemon Sevai Recipe | Lemon Idiyappam Recipe

lemon sevai

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 2 people


  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp urad dal split
  • 1/4 tsp chana dal
  • 2 spring curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 3 no green chilli
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 200 gms sevai 1 packet fresh instant sevai


  • Firstly, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, Crackle mustard seeds,urad dal split, chana dal. 
  • add Curry leaves, cashew nuts , green chillies, chopped onions to this. Fry for two minutes on medium flame
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and Give a good mix
  • Finally add lemon juice and mix well until evenly combined. 
  • serve hot with coconut and red chilli chutney

Lemon Sevai /santhavai recipe – pictorial description:

Firstly, heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, Lemon Sevai Recipe

Crackle mustard seeds in oil and Lemon Sevai Recipe

add urad dal split to itLemon Sevai Recipe

next goes, chana dal. When both urad dal and chana dal is brown, Lemon Sevai Recipe

add Curry leaves 1 or 2 spring as per your choiceLemon Sevai Recipe

further 1 tbsp cashew nuts chopped is added to this. optionally you can also add peanuts at this stageLemon Sevai Recipe

for the spice, 3 green chillies to be added. Slit the green chillies vertically and add it. Lemon Sevai Recipe

Add chopped onions to this. Lemon Sevai Recipe

Fry for two minutes on medium flameLemon Sevai Recipe

Add salt to taste. When adding salt, make sure you add only for the onions as the sevai already has salt in it. Also note that few instant sevai has little lesser salt in it. So, adjust accordingly. Lemon Sevai Recipe

Now add turmeric powder and Lemon Sevai Recipe

Give a good mixLemon Sevai Recipe

furthermore, add the cooked sevai/ idiyappam to the mixture. Lemon Sevai Recipe

Finally add lemon juice Lemon Sevai Recipe

mix well until evenly combined. mix well until evenly combined. 

serve hot with plain coconut chutney and red chilli chutneymix well until evenly combined. 




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