BM #87 Day 13 - 

This week the theme I would be posting under would be 'Lunch Box Ideas for Kids'. I know every parent has a tough time packing lunch for their kids either because the kids are picky eaters or they need creative ideas for healthy lunch boxes or lack of time or lack of pantry essentials. The list goes on.

I am no exception to that situation. My kids also dread the question 'What do you want for lunch box tomorrow?'. The problem for me is that both my kids rarely agree to take the same thing for lunch and so I end up making two or three things in the morning rush hour.

I don't like to force the kids to eat something they don't want to and they know my weakness too well :). 

This carrot lemon sevai is my little one's favorite form of Sevai. This is a non-spicy version and so my older one won't touch it. Try and see if your kids like this version.

Ingredients - 

Idiyappam 1/2 cup (I used ready made one)
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies, slit as needed (I didn't use it)
Pepper Powder 1/8 tsp
Cashew and Almonds chopped 2 Tbsp
Lemon Juice as needed
Carrot, grated 3/4 cup
Seasoning (Oil 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad dal 1 tsp, Chana dal 1 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the ready made idiyappam in boiling water for about 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a pan, heat oil and add the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop, add the grated carrots, chopped cashews and almonds.

After the carrots are cooked well (about 2 minutes), sprinkle turmeric, salt and pepper.

Add in the drained idiyappam. Mix well gently and remove from fire. 

Squeeze the required amount of lemon juice and mix. Serve warm or allow it to cool and pack.


Preparation Time 15 minutes
Serves 1-2
Posted by Harini R on Monday, April 16, 2018


  1. Priya Suresh Says:
  2. Packing a kid's lunch box is definitely a hard task. This carrot lemon sevai will definitely please my elder one's tastebuds as she love lemon sevai very much.

  3. Sandhiya Says:
  4. Carrot lemon sevai sounds interesting, often make lemon sevai, but never tried it with carrot.It must be delicious !!! Great idea !!!

  5. I dont have any lunch boxes to pack but when the kids were young, it was mostly rice based or bread based. The carrot seviya is a great breakfast, healthy and filling and well made.

  6. Srividhya Says:
  7. Love the idea of including carrot in this... Thanks.. will definitely add. I always look ways of sneaking in the veggies.

  8. Love the addition of carrot in the lemon sevai. It surely looks delicious. My daughter would love this for sure..

  9. Adding carrots to the lemon sevai is an interesting addition.. I will try this next time!!

  10. Pavani Says:
  11. That is a delicious lemon semya recipe Harini. I didn’t try idiyappam noodles, will have to look for them in Indian store. They seem to be a little longer than semya. Adding of carrots will cause some trouble in our home - they will be the reason why my son won’t take it in lunch whereas my daughter will love having them in hers. Sigh!!

  12. i totally agree packing lunch box without repeating dishes is such a pain!!! sevai looks colorful! nice addition of carrots!

  13. Suma Gandlur Says:
  14. I never had any problems with my son regarding lunch menu. And my daughter takes only mac n cheese. She doesn't care whether it is healthy or not. Basically I don'the have to plan lunch box menus at my home.
    However your carrot sevai sounds good and I wouldn't mind it for myself.

  15. Srivalli Says:
  16. Oh tell me about it, I used to make 3 or 4 dishes sometime back..since last year, kids agreed to take the same, most times one or the other used to get it back with some lame excuse...this lemon sevai sounds and looks so good..

  17. Mayuri Patel Says:
  18. I should really consider myself lucky as my kids were not fussy and they would all take the same meal in their lunch box. Adding carrot to lemon sevai makes it healthy and filling. Like the idea.

  19. Unknown Says:
  20. wow addition of carrot to lemon sevai is so interesting and makes the dish so captivating, No doubt your kids are so lucky to have a mom like you :) I have to cook 2 different lunches too in the morning considering my hubby is a kid too :D sevai sounds so scrumptious harini !!

  21. Love the addition of carrots to the plain lemon sevai. My little one does not like the lemon sevai, but I sure the carrots would make it interesting for him.

  22. Carrot lemon sevai sounds like a perfect dish for lunch boxes. I am yet to try iddiyappam at home, will try next time when I gather courage and make them at home.

  23. Padmajha Says:
  24. Sevai is an all time favorite. I also add tomato / carrot etc to make it interesting.But never packed this for their lunch box. Will have to follow it someday :)

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