Lime or Lemon Sevai (Rice Stick)

Sevai is made out of Rice – the traditional way of preparing Sevai is quite elaborate.  Soak the rice overnight or 7-8 hours.
Grind the soaked rice into a smooth batter and run the batter through a sevai maker (which has a rotating handle at the top and a plate at the bottom with tiny holes for the batter to go through to make it stringy)

The Quick, Effortless and Scrumptious way of making Sevai without advance notice or any preparation is with dried fine rice stick available in local Super Markets
or in Asian Grocery stores.
All you need to ensure is that there are packets of  Dried Rice Sticks ((pictured below) handy in the pantry!!!!!!

Rice Stick or Ready Made Sevai

Dried Rice Stick

Juice of Lime or Lemon is the other core ingredient used in the preparation of this dish
Lime is a citrus fruit which is green or yellow in colour with an acidic taste and flavour.
It has a high content of Vitamin C and the juice of lime is most often used

in accentuating the flavours of drinks or in the preparation of various dishes!! Limes are similar to lemons except that the limes are more fragrant than lemons!
Choose limes that are heavy, which possibly have more juice!  Pickles made out of limes taste delicious and has a longer shelf life if stored in a cool dry place!!
A quick and easy dish, which can be prepared under 10 minutes when ready made dried Rice Sticks are used!!!

Ingredients to serve 6 people

100 Grams Rice Stick
3 Cups Hot Boiling Water
½ Cup Fresh Lime Juice
1-2 Tsp Salt

For Seasoning

2 Tbs Oil
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Tsp Urad Dal
2 Tsp Channa Dal (optional)
1-2 Green Chilli (sliced lengthwise)
1 inch Piece Ginger (finely grated or chopped)
½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
¼ Tsp Asafoetida Powder
2 Tbs Cashew nuts (chopped)
2 Tbs Raw Peanuts (Optional)
A Sprig Curry Leaves

Lime Lemon Sevai made with Rice Stick

Lime or Lemon Sevai


Add  hot boiling water to a large pan on a stove with a drop of oil
Immerse the Rice Stick into the water for a couple of minutes
Drain and set aside

Heat the oil in a small pan
Add the mustard seeds
When the mustard seeds crackle add all the above ingredients mentioned above for “seasoning”.
Fry till the ‘Dals’ and nuts turn golden brown.
Add the seasoning mix to the Rice Stick, sprinkle the salt and mix it thoroughly.
Pour in the lime or lemon juice and stir the mix gently with a wooden ladle

The Lime or Lemon Sevai is ready to be served

Note: This Lime  or Lemon Sevai is quite mild and gentle on the stomach!!
Tastes awesome with fried papads and  a quick lunch treat!!!