August 13, 2012

Lemon Sevai /Lemon Idiyappam -South Indian Recipe

Idiyappam prepared from 1/2 cup of rice flour
( take out the strings and loosen it)
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt to taste 
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Dried Red Chilli - 1 (broken into two)
Green Chilli - 1 (chopped)
Hing/asafoetida - a pinch
Bengal gram/channa dal - 1 tsp

Onion(small size) - 1/2  (chopped)
Cashew nuts or Roasted peanuts - 2 tblsp (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Curry leaves - a spring
1.In a broad vessel, add lemon juice and salt. Keep it aside.
2.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add hing, red chilli, bengal gram, cashew nuts, turmeric powder,curry leaves and green chilli.Saute for a few seconds till dal turns golden brown.
3.Add onion and saute it.
4.Add the seasoning to the lemon juice mix.
5.Add plain idiyappam to the above and mix well. Adjust salt and lemon juice according to your taste.