Sunday, August 23, 2009

ShirvaLya or Shevya & Rosu for Ganesh Chaturthi 2009 - Homemade Rice Noodles

I never thought I could make these homemade rice noodles all by myself. But I think with the blessings of Lord Ganesha, I finally actually made it. These are called ShirvaLya in Marathi/Malvani or Shevya in Konkani (as in South Canara). The most common accompaniment is narlacha rus or ghaatle or rosu. but I prefer them with just a dash of coconut oil and some spicy curry.

There is a special instrument called shevya achcho or saacha. I didn't have it so I used the usual sev press to get the maalle of shevya.

ShirvaLya or Shveya - Rosu
Homemade Rice Noodles
For making the rice dough
2 1/2 cup water
2 cup rice flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp oil
Some oil for greasing hands and sev press

Suggested Accompaniment

1. Bring water to boil. Add salt and oil. As it boils, switch the gas to low and mix in the rice flour.
2. Keep stirring till it forms a dough. Cover with a lid. and let it cook for 5 minutes on a low flame.
3. Switch off the gas. Keep it covered till it is lukewarm and easy to handle with hands.
4. Grease your hands, and start kneading the warm (not hot!) dough till now lumps remain.
5. Make about 5 - 7 logs or rolls. Keep them covered in another plate.
6. Bring water to boil in a separate container. As it is boiling, drop 2 or 3 logs/rolls at a time. Let them boil for about 7 minutes. At this point, these logs should float on top.
7. Take them out and pass through a greased sev press. Handle the press with a kitchen towel if it is made with a metal and difficult to handle due to heat.
8. As you press the cooked rice dough, fine sev are ready in a plate. These are shirvaLya or shevya.

Note -
1. Use the fine sev cutter for making this delicacy.
2. Traditionally, we used coconut oil for greasing. But you can use any oil of your choice.

Ganapati Bappa Morya

Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Yaa


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