Rice Noodles/Shavige / Akki shavige

Rice Noodles/Shavige / Akki shavige

Ingredients: 1 cup = 250 ml
Servings - 4.
Time - Overnight (or 4 hours) + 1 hour. 

For Shavige:
  • Rice - 1.5 cups (dosa rice is better, if not available then use sona masuri rice)
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Salt - 1.75 teaspoons
  • Oil - For greasing 
For Kayi Haalu:
  • Grated coconut - 3/4 cup
  • Sugar / jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Water - 2 cups


Step 1. Wash and soak rice (1.5 cups) overnight or for minimum of four hours.

Step 2. Grate coconut (1 cup).

Step 3. Grind soaked rice to a fine paste adding sufficient water.


Step 4. Add grated coconut to rice paste and grind it to a fine paste (add water if needed).


Step 5. Pour to a thick bottomed kadhai.

Step 6. Add salt (about 1.5 to 2 teaspoons), mix well. Switch on the stove (on LOW FLAME), stir the mixture continuously to avoid lumps.

Step 7. Mixture will start to thicken very quickly. So keep stirring.

Step 8. When the mixture does not stick to the kadhai anymoreturn off the stove (it takes around 6 minutes).

Step 9. Dip your palm in cold water and knead the prepared rice dough slightly. Prepare rice mudde  in cylindrical shape according to your chakkuli maker size.

Step 10. Cooking prepared rice mudde.

There are TWO methods of cooking. 

Grease one container in 1 teaspoon of oil.

Place the prepared mudde in oil greased container. Then cook in steamer for 20 minutes closing lid.

Boil about 1.5 liters of water in a vessel.

Pour already prepared rice mudde in boiling water. Now on medium flame boil it for 10 to 12 minutes without closing lid. After 10-12 minutes, simmer the flame. Don't turn off the stove till all mudde has been converted to noodles (because mudde should be hot while pressing in chakkuli maker).

These are two methods for cooking rice mudde. You can choose any one method of above.

Step 11. Meanwhile grease oil to chakli maker and small holed plate to press shavige.

Step 12. Pick two rice mudde through strainer, place one or two mudde in chakli maker

Step 13. Press chakli maker to prepare noodles.

Preparation of KAAYI HAALU:
Step 1. Grate 3/4 cup of coconut. In a mixy jar add 1/2 cup of sugar/brown sugar, cardamom to grated coconut, and add required water. Grind to a fine paste. If you are using jaggery then you can mix it after grinding grated coconut.

Step 2. Pour coconut paste to a vessel, add one more cup of water. Add a pinch of salt.

Enjoy rice shavige with kaayi haalu or red chutney.

Rice Noodles/Shavige / Akki shavige

Thanks to my amma (Sudha Bhat) for this special traditional Havyaka recipe.

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