Friday, January 06, 2006

Indian kitchen - Sevai press

"Sevai" is rice noodles, South-Indian style. The recipe is simple but the making process fairly laborious. Yet the hard work is worth it, because the end result beats anything made with "instant" noodles, believe me. There's nothing like fresh sevai made into different tasty varieties, or just eaten plain with mor kuzhambu (savoury sauce made with buttermilk as the base) and fried (well, nowadays microwaved) vadams/poppadums. And sevai is made using this press that looks like it belongs with Madame Tussaud's collection of torture implements!


Recipe for sevai in my next post!

7 comments:

priya,ar said...

Oh i have this one at home in india. I remember when i was in school , my mom used to make me and my sister do this . I used to hold the stand and my sister used to rotate the handle . We used to hate doing it. Sevai is best this way. I dont like he ones they make using rice flour. This way its fresh and with fresh coconut added to it - AWESOME :)

shammi said...

Yup, it's very hard to twist the handle, especially if the sevai maavu becomes cold. There was a certain amount of cursing going on while I tried making sevai :)

anthony said...

I guess you will like my bachelor cook blog..
We have similar themes..lol

anthony said...

ps: sorry.. i was leaving that message on paz's... I guess i clicked on ur comments before writing on paz's lol. I liked the tagline there.. look mom, i am boiling water...

happy new year Shammi!! Still in India??

priya said...

i am using www.sevaimagik.com sevai cooker to make sevai u can make sevai very easy in this

priya said...

i am using www.sevaimagik.com sevai cooker to make sevai u can make sevai very easy in this

ramblin' rose said...

WOW!!, You just brought on a wave of Nostalgia: The grand ol' sevai press!!, No chinese store bought rice stick can ever measure up to the sevai that gets squeezed out from one of these... (maybe there is an added element of love & devotion that our moms put into making this treat!)