Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lemon Sevai - Lemon flavored Home made Rice Noodles

Sevai is the tamil name for rice noodles.
I made rice sevai using my old sevai machine.
I have an updated version of the sevai machine (called Sevai Naazhi in Tamil), in Atlanta, so I gave the old one to my sister.
So Here is what you need
a Sevai Machine or the press used to make Thenkuzhal or mullu murukku
Idli Rice - 1 cup
Oil - 4 teaspoons
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
--->Soak the rice for about 2 hours
--->Grind to a thin soup consistency
--->In a kadai, add the oil and pour the batter, and add the salt, and keep stirring it, until it becomes a ball like dough.
--->Make small balls, and steam for 15 minutes
--->After it is steamed, put the balls one by one in the machine and make the sevai.
---->Once the sevai is done, make any flavor sevai that you like.
My childron love Lemon Sevai, so I usually make that.
Lemon Sevai is made just like Lemon Rice
You Need (to make 2 servings)
Lemon - 1
Turmeric powder-1/2 Teaspoon
Salt - 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil - 1 Teaspoon
Asafoetida- a pinch
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 Teaspoon
Channa Dal-1 Teaspoon
Red Chili - 1 broken in 2
Green Chili - 1, slit
---> In a small pan, add the oil, after it gets hot, add the mustard seeds
--->Once the mustard seeds start to sputter, add the Channa Dal and the Chilies, and the Asafoetida
--->On the sevai add the turmeric powder, and pour the hot oil with the mustard seed and all the things on the Turmeric powder
--->Take the juice of 1 lemon, and pour on top of the sevai
--->Add the salt and mix well
This can be enjoyed at any time. I make this for my kids lunch.

A Comparison of the Sevai made at home and the store bought Rice noodles
---> tastes much much better.
--->It will not have the rubbery feeling that the store bought one has.
--->This absorbs the flavor
--->Involves Hard Work!
--->Worth the hard work!


Cilantro said...

Yes it is true, the taste and texture of the homemade sevai is very good when compared to the store bought sevai. Nice presentation.

Srivalli said...

Looks great!

Rachel said...

The comparison facts are so very true..

Maheswari said...

Looks delicious....

TBC said...

My sevai-maker is lying around gathering dust somewhere.:)

SMN said...

sevai is my all time fav and its really long time i didnt make. it..

Divya said...

Looks does involve lot of hard work..but absolutely worth it!!

Shri said...

i am a big fan of sevai.i dont have the nazli so i couldn't make it at home.Your's look great and tempting.

Vandana said...

Thanks Cilantro, srivalli, rachel, maheswari, TBC, smn, divya, and shri! When ever this was the tiffin at our home, we would neot eat anything else the whole day! One of my fav dishes!

uttapam94 said...

This look crazy good! You have to make this for me!!! I cant believe how many recipes you have! How long have you had this blog?

venky said...

we are plng to try it tmrw mrng