Monday, November 6, 2017

Carrot Shavige

Shavige /Vermicelli/Indian thin Pasta what ever you say it has its own place in South Indian Breakfast/Snack.
We can do many many dishes out of this Indian Vermicelli. Upma, baath, Vanghibath, Bisibele Baath, Palav and the recipes goes on.
I have given the name as Carrot Shavige since it has fresh and grated carrots and you munch them while you eat Shavige. Adding carrot gratings at last helps you to have raw carrots, it is slightly cooked because of the hotness in Shavige. It is an way to feed kids carrots. 

I have used thin variety of Anil Wheat Shavige, ground nuts, coconut, grated carrots and garam masala a little.
Let us see some benefits of having " Garam Masala (Spice) " in our diet.
Garam Masala does mean it provides warmness in our body. Garam Masala is used mostly Indian style of cooking. It is one of the spicy mixture of many spices. Garam Masala has cumin seeds/jeera in it. Cumin Seeds are rich in Iron, and it is good for promoting good blood cells and helps to prevent anemia. Cumin Seeds helps to improve digestion in our body. Cardamom is a main spice used in garam masala and cardamom/yalakki/elakki/yaalachi is good for cough, heart burn, and bronchitis. Coriander is one more  important spice used in garam masala. It helps in lowering the blood cholesterol levels and controlling blood sugar level in our body.
Garam Masala helps to build immunity and helps to relieve pain and inflammation in our body.It helps in soothing the stomach upset. It also helps to lower the blood sugar levels. It is said that it helps in weight loss. It helps in detoxifying the body. It helps in eliminating the bad breath.
Remember that Garam Masala can cause allergy and one should be very careful. It is always better to add garam masala very small quantity and it must be used rarely.

No Onion OR No Garlic is added here in this recipe of " Carrot Shavige".

It is one of the easy and simple dish and is mild spicy. Use carrots helps in avoiding heart burns and other irritations.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

To Cook :
Shavige /Vermicelli : 2 Cups
Water : 4 Cups (Exactly)
To Fry :
Ground Nuts : 1/2 Cup
Seasoning :
Mustard Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid Dal : 1 Teaspoon
Green chilly : 1
Curry Leaves : One handful
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ground nuts : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
To Add :
Grated Carrots : 1 Cup (2 Carrots/Medium sized).
Grated  Coconut : 1 Cup
Powdered Ground Nuts : 2 Tablespoons
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder : A pinch
Salt : As required
Jaggery : 2 Teaspoons/powdered
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Lemon : 1/2 ( 1 Teaspoon)
Ghee : 1 Tablespoons
Groundnut powder : 1 Tablespoon

Method :

1. Wash and slit green chilly and cut coriander leaves and curry leaves.
2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Wash carrots, scrape out the outer layer of carrot and grate it. Keep it aside.

4. Dry roast ground nuts, remove its skin and dry grind it to powder.
5. Keep water for boiling in a big pan/bowl.
6. Keep a big pan on the fire and heat. Add cooking oil. Let it get hot.
7. Add mustard seeds, urid dal. Let mustard seeds splutter.
8. Add green chilly and fry for 10 seconds. Add ground nuts and fry till they turn golden brown.

9. Add Shavige/Vermicelli and fry till they turn slight golden brown. Fry on low flame.
10. Add turmeric powder, jaggery, garam masala, groundnut powder,rasam powder and salt.

11. Pour water and mix all the ingredients well. Let it cook and get thick. Mix it in between so that it does not get burnt or stick to the pan.

12. Let all the moisture disappear. Add grated coconut and carrots. Add lemon extract. (Lemon juice). Put off the fire.
13. Add a spoon of ghee and mix all the ingredients nicely.

14. Shift the ready Carrot Shavige to a serving bowl. Add cut coriander leaves and mix it slowly.

15. Serve with a glass of Hot Coffee or Tea.


Note :

The water should be boiling and it should be exactly double the quantity of shavige. Make sure to reduce the flame to very low while you pour hot water and also while frying shavige. You can use groundnuts chutney powder instead dry roast and powdering the ground nuts process. (Time will be saved). Adding more chilly or garam masala is optional. Any brand of rasam powder can be used. (Optional). I have used home prepared rasam powder. Use of onions are optional. You can fry cut onions and add it at the end or while shavige is cooking. Any brand of shavige is optional. You can use ground nut chutney powder instead of fresh prepared groundnut powder. (Optional).
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .
Type : South Indian Breakfast/Snack time.

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