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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sandhagai/ Idiyappam/ Sevai : Lemon & Tomato Sevai

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Sandhagai is popularly known as sevai / idiyappam, a type of rice noodles, a popular kongunadu recipe. During Festival time at my place in coimbatore they will prepare this . This is considered as light and easy digestible food as it can be made with less oil and it is steamed. And making of sevai traditionally at home consists of following steps.
  • Soak parboiled rice in water for 3 to 4 hrs.
  • Grind the soaked rice to a fine paste as you are grinding for idli batter.
  • Add salt to it and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into idli moulds and steam them.
  • Press the dumpling into fine strands using sevai press.
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This method is a bit long process. This is what my grandma and my mother makes. I'll write about this with stepwise pictures in my later post. And i made sandhagai from rice flour prepared by my MIL. I used 'muruku maker' for making this as i don't have sevai press. I made Tomato and Lemon Sevai from it. And this is my all time favorite breakfast recipe. In my opinion it is the best breakfast recipe i ever had before.


Ingredients
Rice flour - 4 cups
Salt to taste
Water
  • Add hot water and salt to the flour, knead and make a thick dough.
  • Place the dough in the muruku maker, use the tiny hole disc in the muruku makerand press them to form the rice strands.
  • Steam them in the idli moulds for 5 min's and keep it aside.
Now the sandhagai is ready. You can flavour it with lemon, tomato etc.


Lemon & Tomato Sevai
After the sandhagai is ready, it is easy to prepare this lemon and tomato sevai. And also very tasty. Serve this with coconut chutney.

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And this is goinging to participate in " RCI - Kongunadu Cuisine " event hosted by Priya of Easy N Tasty Recipes

Lemon Sevai

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Ingredients
  • Lemon Juice - 3 tbsp
  • Onion - 1, finely chopped
  • Sandhagai - 1 cup
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chilly - 4
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Method
  • Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter.
  • Then add curry leaves, red chillies fry for one min.
  • To it add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Add turmeric powder to it and fry for one min.
  • Next add sandhagai to it and mix well.
  • Finally add lemon juice to it, mix well and lemon sevai is ready to serve.


Tomato Sevai

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Ingredients
  • Tomato - 1, chopped
  • Sandhagai - 1 cup
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chilly - 4
  • Curry leaves - few
Method
  • Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter.
  • Then add curry leaves, red chillies fry for one min.
  • To it add chopped onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomato to it and fry for 3 to 4 Min's.
  • Next add sandhagai to it, mix well and tomato sevai is ready to serve.
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