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Sweet + Kara Lemon Idiyappam / Sevai + Coconut Thogayal

Kara Lemon Idiyappam

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Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 1


  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp urad dhal
  • 1 inch ginger – chopped
  • 1-2 tsp asafoetida
  • 3 green chillies – slit
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 lemon (yellow) – juice
  • 2 cups cooked idiyappam
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts


  • Heat oil in a kadai. Once hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Then add the urad dhal, ginger, asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillies and saute for couple of minutes.
  • Add the turmeric powder, salt and lemon zest and give a complete mix. Cook till the raw smell disappears.
  • Turn the flame off and squeeze the lemons. Check for salt. Add the cold rice and mix well.
  • Serve warm with chips/ any vegetable fry/ egg curry /chicken curry.
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