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

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 


  1. The savory version sure looks delicious.

  2. I love this dear....but I m never happy wid these packaged rice noodles,but wat to do..Making the fresh ones takes lot of time,so we have to adjust to them...looks nice

  3. u made it very perfect. what brand of rice noodles u buy?

  4. Looks yummy kanri. I agree, this is perfect for a festive menu.

  5. Looks great,I love it,I will try this with idiyappam,never had this way.

  6. sevai is our favourite dish and ur coconut sevai looks so tempting and inviting.

  7. I have never tried this dish before..looks yummy and delicious!

  8. Wow!!! this recipe looks so tasty, i will definitely try this soon:)

  9. Craving for this coconut sevai, am hungry now..

  10. Unique and yummy recipe,great clicks,drool worthy.

  11. Love the savory savige...delicious!!

  12. this looks fabulous,,,,yesterday even i prepared rice noodle savoury with different i need to try this method next time,,,,first time here,,your blog look great....

  13. Hey nice twist to rice noodles.. Why don't you send this to my event Twist the Traditional - Pulihora.



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