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Lemon Sevai

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Adjust Servings:
4 cup idiyappam – crushed
2 tsp oil
½ tsp black mustard seeds
2 tbsp cashew nuts – chopped
1 tsp grated ginger
2 green chillies – chopped
a few curry leaves
1 pinch of asafoetida
2 tbsp lemon juice – adjusted to taste
¼ tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

Nutritional information

79.47 g
18.99 g
20.16 g
1804 mg
0 mg

Lemon Sevai

  • Veg
  • 15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy



Lemon sevai is the perfect dish to eat during humid days or warm nights. The lemon makes the sevai, which are a type of vermicelli noodles made from rice, a refreshing meal. Its tangy and citrus flavorings stand strong on their own, but also work well with a wide variety of different foods. It can act as an entrée, appetizer, or side dish. You can even serve this lemon sevai dry and make it into a novel, portable snack.

Health Benefits

Lemons are one of those foods that are constantly being mentioned in lists of effective health foods. It has a very high quantity of vitamin C which is one of the best antioxidants available. Lemon’s vitamin C content has the ability to improve skin quality, improve digestion, and even help people lose weight. It also boosts the immune system and kills free radicals that can cause cancer. It also functions as a pretty effective breath freshener.

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How to make Lemon Sevai

  • Prepare the idiyappam.
    • Let it completely cool.
    • Crush into smaller broken 'noodles' using your fingertips
    • Measure out 4 cups and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil.
    • Add ½ tsp mustard seeds.
    • Add the broken cashew nuts once the mustard seeds begin to pop
    • Roast until they turn golden brown.
  • Add the ginger, green chillies, and curry leaves.
  • Sauté until the ginger turns fragrant and the chillies turn softer - about 1 minute.
    • Add turmeric powder, lemon juice, and salt.
    • Mix well.
  • Add the sevai or idiyappam
    • Mix well while making sure the flavors are balanced well.
  • Adjust salt or lemon juice as required.

Who doesn’t like warm Lemon Sevai ? Make sure you pack them in a lunchbox that is insulated, to keep Lemon Sevai not just hot, but also fresh.


Lemon trees produce fruit all year long.

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