Saturday, 26 October 2013

Shevai ani Rosu

Shevai in konkani is nothing but rice noodles  which is made freshly by grinding rice, then boiling the rice paste until it becomes hard , steaming it and finally pressing it in a Dante or rice noodle making machine. The process is very tedious but during festivals this is one recipe where everyone in our home gets into the team work. The most exciting part is pressing the noodles in Dante(rice noodle machine). Lets check the Shevai ani rosu  recipe.

Ingredients to make Shevai:
1 cup rice
1 tablespoon cooking oil
Salt to taste.
Ingredients to make Rosu:
1 cup grated coconut,
1 cup jaggery ,
Method to make Shevai:
  • Grind the rice in a grinder. Make very fine paste (Add 1 cup of water when you grind).
  • Heat a round bottom pan .Add 1 teaspoon cooking oil.Pour the rice mixture into the pan . Keep stirring the rice mixture until it become thick enough that you can make medium sized balls out of it.Close the heat . Make medium sized balls of the mixture .
  • Heat a steamer. Place the balls made in step 2 and heat the steamer for 15 minutes.
  • Place the balls in bottom portion of the Shevainya Dante(rice noogle making machine) and press it with top portion(This requires some strength).Place a plate at the bottom of Dante .You can see the noodles falling on the plate .
  • Shevai is done.
Method to make Rosu:
  • Extract the coconut milk from the coconut by grinding the grated coconut with some luke warm water and then straining it.
  • Add the jaggery powder into the extracted coconut milk and spinkle some Elaichi powder for added flavour.
  • Rosu is ready.
Shevai and Rosu is ready to serve.
Optional serving suggestions for shevai.
  1. Option-1 :Shevaiya Phanna- Heat 1 tablespoon cooking oil in a Kayli(round bottom pan) , add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds,when they splutter add curry leaves,2 slit green chillies, urad dal(optional) .Add the shevai to the seasonng . Mix well and serve.
  2. Option-2 :Shevai ani hinga Uddak- Pour 2 teaspoon coconut oil into a bowl and add half teaspoon of Hing(Asafoetida).Mix well . Pour required amount of this mixture when you serve Shevai(rice noodles).

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