Friday, February 6, 2009

Akki Shavige / Spicy Rice Noodles/ Sarsvathulu

“Akki Shavige” is a delicacy anywhere in Karnataka. People make this in many ways and no matter what spices you use, it tastes excellent. To make the Shavige itself is a big process but worth it. This is another favorite Udupi Tiffin generally served throughout the year. This dish is more special to me since it is unique from the regular Akki Shavige (Spiced Rice Noodles) and I am a big peanut fan... Try this simple dish and you will not be disappointed. It is Spicy, savoury, sweet and tangy..

You need:
2 to 2.5 cups boiled rice noodles (you can use the instant rice noodles if you wish)
1 chopped green pepper/capsicum
2 Serrano peppers chopped (you can use 5-6 green chillies instead)
1 medium onion chopped ( I prefer white or yellow onion for this one)
½ cup roasted coarse ground unsalted peanuts (Again use the store brought roasted peanuts if u wish, they taste equally great)
2 tsps Menthyada hittu (this is a spiced powder generally made by roasting different dals together and grinding it) –If you don’t have this, you may use the regular besan with a pinch of red chilly powder mixed in it.
Juice of a lime

For seasoning:
1tbsp oil (mix peanut oil or olive oil with coconut oil if u prefer for more flavor), 1tsp mustard, 1tsp jeera, 1tsp urad dal, 2tsp channa dal, a pinch of turmeric, 1/4tsp hing and a sprig of curry leaves.

Method:

In a kadai, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add the rest of the seasonings and fry for a minute. Now when the dals turn slightly golden, add the green chillies and add onions immediately. Fry for a minute or 2 till they are translucent. We do not want to caramelize the onions. Now add the green pepper and fry for 3minutes till it gets slightly soft. To this add the besan or the menthyada hittu and mix well. Now add the peanut powder, mix well and cover the kadai with a lid. After 3minutes, mix everything well, add salt and now switch of the stove. Add the boiled noodles and make sure you mix very well. This is the most important step. Finally when all the noodles are coated with this peanut mixture, add lime juice and serve..

Traditionally this can be had with coconut chutney but tastes equally good standalone..

Enjoy & Let me know your comments..

16 comments:

Asha said...

Freshly made Akki shavige uppittu tastes wonderful. Great looking photo, love the banali too! :)

Cham said...

I never made with veg looks absolutely delicious.. Love the way ur presented!

Vibaas said...

Looks delicious. A must try.

Sanctified Spaces said...

I lived in Kolar and Mysore during my school and college days. Nice to see udupi recipes

Deepa Hari said...

Thank you for stopping by...Akki shavige looks lovely....will give it a try.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow rice sevai is my favourite one...the picture looks fabulous, very colorful....

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Usha said...

I am a big peanut fan myself and this sounds delicious, will try this :-)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! paru u have wonderful blog ! love the pic of akki shavige ...

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Poonam said...

first time here!!this is our favourite...great pics..

Swapna Pravin said...

Looks delicious. Will try soon.

Andhra Flavors said...

A perfect picture. pic shows, how delicious the recipe.

Sia said...

nice to come across another kannada cusine blog. akki shavige uppittu is one of the best tiffin items and i simply adore this dish.

Uj said...

Loved the pic.. It looks so yummy and delicious... This bath is my all time fav :D

kalpana said...

I am from mysore but staying outside for 19 years . Thanks for the short cut to Alkki othu shavige. going to try now..........


kalpana

kalpana said...

I am from mysore but staying outside for 19 years . Thanks for the short cut to Alkki othu shavige. going to try now..........


kalpana