May 26, 2012

Jowar Lemon Sevai ~ Lemon Flavoured Steamed Sorghum Noodles

Preparation & Cooking Time : 35 - 40 mins
Serves : 4 persons

Ingredients : 

For the Dough:
  • Sorghum Flour : 1.5 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil : 1 tsp
For Tempering :
  • Green Chillies : 4 - 5
  • Dried Red Chillies : 2
  • Peanuts : 1 tbsp
  • Lemon : 1 Large sized
  • Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp 
  • Chana Dal : 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal : 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Hing : 1/8 tsp
  • Curry Leaves : 2 sprigs
  • Oil : 1 tbsp
Method :

1. Combine the sorghum flour, salt and oil in a wide bowl.

2. Add the hot water little by little  to the flour, mix very well with a spatula and make a soft dough. Knead it well. The dough should be soft and smooth. 

3. Grease the idli plates with oil and set aside. Fill the sev press with the dough and press it onto greased idli plates. Steam it for 10 - 12 minutes.

4. Heat oil in pan for tempering. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, peanuts and urad dal and let them splutter. Add the broken red chillies, split green chillies, hing and curry leaves and fry for a minute. 

5. Now add steamed sorghum flour noodles and turmeric to it and mix well. Switch off the heat and add the lemon juice to it.

6. Adjust the salt and mix well. Serve as a breakfast or snack.

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  1. nice recipes... usually we use to do only with rice flour but this idea is new to me... simply superb....

  2. Lovely noodles. This requires a lot of effort to make those noodles and they look realy good and healthy too.

  3. Looks yum

  4. you have a good collection of recipes.. glad to follow you.. do visit mine sometime..

  5. Very new to me and looks delicious..

  6. Smart idea. I guess it is simpler than jowar roti. So what if it involves the semia making!

  7. Very innovative & healthy recipe

  8. awesome one, never made sevia wth sorghum

  9. Flavorful n delicious sevai, looks so tempting!!

  10. Yummy recipes...

  11. Awesome presentation and delicious recipe.

  12. Wow! such a great idea to make the noodles urself.. I'm bookmarking this one..

  13. Dear Hari Chandana,
    ur jowar roti and jowar sevai is a big hit, my husband loved it and sends his best wishes to u. Take it up as everyday meal or dinner. it wont be a big strain.

    Nirupama Sundar


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