Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Simple Shavige Pulav

Shavige or Vermicelli is made with Durum wheat. (Which is one of the best wheat variety). We can prepare Shavige- Upma, or varieties of spicy snacks and sweet dishes from Shavige. Normally in India, specially South Indians use Shavige for break fast, some time for lunch and even during their fasting days. (Vrutha or Ekadasi and some special days).

Shavige is a traditional type of pasta. It is known as seviyam in Urdu and Hindi. Shemai in Bengali, Sev in Gujarati, Shavige in Kannada, Seval or Semiya in Telugu, Semiya in Tamil and Malayalam. As I said it before we can prepare various dishes using Shavige.

Here is a recipe of Shavige Pulav which is easy to prepare. It is healthy and will be liked by all the family members I am sure.

Ingredients :

Shavige (Anil Shavige) : 1/2 Kg
Carrots : 2
Capsicum : 1
Green chilly : 1
Lemon : 1 Tablespoon
Ghee : 2 Tablespoons
Oil : 4 Tablespoons
Cashew nuts : 10 to 15 pieces
Cloves : 5 to 6
Cinnamon : 2 small pieces.
Jeera : 1 Teaspoon
Pepper Pods : 5 to 6
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon (grated)
Salt : required
Turmeric powder : 1/4 Teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder : 1 Teaspoon

Method : 

1. Wash and cut carrots and capsicum.
2. Cook carrots with little water till soft. (5 minutes).
3. Wash and remove the skin from ginger and grate. Squeeze out the lemon juice and keep it aside.

5.Grate coconut and keep it aside.
6. Now keep a big pan on the fire and heat. Put oil, jeera, pepper pods, cinnamon pieces and cloves.
7. Let it fry for 10 to 15 seconds. Add  green chilly, Shavige and fry till they are brown.

8. Add cooked carrots and put required water. Add turmeric powder and garam masal powder. Mix it well.

9. Add salt and grated ginger, let it cook nicely till the water disappear. (Cook on medium heat).
10. Put off the gas and put lemon juice, ghee and fresh grated coconut.

11. Now keep a small pan and put 1 table spoon of oil. Heat and put cut cashew nuts and fry till they are brown.

12.Add cut capsicum and fry till they turn soft. Put this mixture to ready shavige pulav.

13. Mix it slowly and pour the ready Pulav to a serving dish.

14. Serve "Shavige Pulav " with a cup of curd or coconut chutney.

Note :

You must fry shavige till it gets brown colour.
Using ghee is optional. Instead of ghee use little more oil.
You can grind coconut, garam masala, cinnamon, cloves , green chilly and ginger with little water and fry this mixture and fry till the raw smell disappear and add it to Shavige Pulav.
You can use more vegetables like peas and beans.
Adding lemon is optional.
Using onions is also optional.
Time :  40 Minutes
Servings : 5 to 6

1 comment:

  1. Semiya pulao looks yummy. Any recipe made with vermicelli will taste awesome.