I am just recollecting is there any single food which keeps me insanely hungry at any point? Actually there is no single one, there is a looong list of such food which never end probably. Red parboiled rice shavige is one such wonderful and magically delicious breakfast or lunch or dinner for us. Like, we happily and proudly relish even the last morsel of parboiled rice shavige for all 3 meals of a day.
In Udupi region shavige has the badge of ROYAL food because lots of time and insane amount of work involved in it. I truly agree with the fact that ottu shavige happens to be labour-intensive food but it can be made simple too. Answer lies in parboiled rice shavige. Use of this rice completely masks of one of the tedious tasks which is cooking the batter till it solidifies.
Let me explain how can we cut short the process. The parboiled rice which when ground with coconut and water wouldn’t be of pouring or flowing consistency. You can easily make balls out of that batter which saves you from cooking the batter to get that consistency. So you can directly shape the parboiled rice batter in to balls and steam to perfection. These cooked balls then get in to shavige press and come out as spirals or noodles. Sounds so simple right??
It was yesterday when my kitchen had a big vessel full of red parboiled rice shavige that filled our hungry selves for all 3 meals, today I am craving for the same again. Shavige or rice noodles have been such a addicting food to me and my family that we even enjoy the leftovers. I doubt, if any one can hate such an awesome, homemade rice noodles ever?? Both sweet and savory version of this delicacy taste super-duper.