Sunday, February 27, 2011

Coconut Shavige/Coconut Sevai

Whenever akki shavige/rice noodles were prepared at home, my mom used to prepare two types of savory dishes out of it. I have blogged about the first one, shavige oggarane. Here comes the second, a mildly spiced akki shavige oggarane.

This dish is a little similar to tuppanna(Ghee Rice - recipe coming soon) & is a perfect dish for a festive day(Because it has no onion & garlic!!)


Serves: 3-4
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins

Ingredients:
Rice noodles: 200gms
Water: about 1.5 liters
Salt: As needed

For tempering:
Oil: 1.5 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2tsp
Urad dal: 2 tsp
Cashew nuts: 1 tbsp, slit (mom uses peanuts)
Green chilies: 4 nos, more or less (chopped)
Curry leaves: 2 strings, about 10-15 nos
Asafoetida: a big pinch
Grated coconut: 1/2 cup, fresh
Salt: as needed


Method:
  • Cook the rice noodles as per the package instructions. Normally rice noodles is cooked in heavily salted boiling water for 3-4mins. When noodles become soft, turn off the heat & let the noodles sit in hot water for another minute.
  • Drain the noodles & run the noodles under cold water. Break the noodles into manageable size.
  • Prepare the tempering. Heat oil in a broad wok. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When seeds begin to pop, add urad dal & saute till the dal turns golden. Throw in the cashews & saute. 
  • Add the curry leaves, green chilies. Let the curry leaves become crisp. 
  • Add the asafoetida, grated coconut & saute the coconut until it leaves out a nice aroma (take care not to brown the coconut). Saute for a maximum of 1 min. 
  • Finally add the cooked rice noodles, adjust the seasoning & mix well. 
  • Turn off the heat. 
  • Serve it warm with a chutney of your choice.


Notes:
  • Traditionally this dish is prepared using home made rice noodles/akki shavige. 
  • For better results, try to use good quality fresh coconut. 
  • Do not saute the coconut for  long !
  • Cashew nuts could be replaced with peanuts.