Monday, July 1, 2013

Lemon Peanut Sevai / Vermicelli - Simple Lunchbox Recipe

Lemon peanut sevai is one of the easy to make lunchbox recipe which will be loved by kids and people of all ages. The main ingredient is semiya flavoured with lemon juice and powdered peanuts and cashews. This is a simple lunch box recipe can be prepared within minutes.

Ingredients for making Lemon semiya

Vermicelli – 1 cup
Oil – 2 Tbsp.
Peanuts – two handfuls
Mustard seeds,
curry leaves,
Urad dal (split black gram – 1 tsp)
Turmeric – a generous pinch
Green chillies – 1 or 2 (optional if made for kids)
Onions – 1 (finely minced)
Salt – to taste
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.

Method for for making Lemon semiya

1. Dry roast the peanuts and powder them coarsely, keep some whole peanuts for garnishing.

2. Boil about 2 cups of water with oil and salt.

3. Heat 1 tsp. of oil and roast the vermicilli, then add this to the boiling water.

4. Cook for about 5 minutes or wait till the water gets absorbed. Keep this aside.

5. Heat oil in a kadai, splutter the mustard seeds, add urad dal let it become golden brown, add the chopped onions, curry leaves, chillies and then add the lemon juice, turmeric powder and the required amount of salt. Allow this to boil.

6. Next add the peanut powder and peanuts.

7. Now pour this to the cooked vermicilli and mix well.

Now the Lemon peanut sevai is ready. You can also use rice vermicilli for this.


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