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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shavige Baath - Tomato Based

Flavoured Rice Vermicelli is called Shavige Bath or Shavige Uppittu in Karnataka.  I heard that many restaurants in Bangalore are serving this yummy dish and it sells like hot cakes J. Usually it is prepared with freshly made rice noodles but it could be a long process and requires a lot of patients. I have used the ready made rice noodles from MTR brand here. You can try Bambino or any other brand as well which should work fine.  Only make sure you follow the instructions on the cover while boiling the shavige, in order to get best results!  This can be prepared in a variety of ways and I tried the Tomato based Rice Vermicelli on one of those lazy weekends!! came out great and has become a family favorite.  I have also tried making the lemon flavoured Shavige but liked the Tomato version better!  The best part is, it has also become my little one’s favorite and eats it without any fuss J. So I have added this dish to the list of foods that he likes and hope his little taste buds stick to it for sometime without getting bored of the flavour!!
This is very easy to prepare and hardly takes 15 -20 minutes. It makes for a yummy breakfast and you could also serve this as a simple supper meal along with coconut chutney or fresh salad J.

Serves: 4

·         Rice noodles/Shavige 500 grams
·         Tomatoes finely chopped – 3
·         Onions finely chopped – 2
·         Green chillies – finely chopped or slit 2-4 depending on your taste
·         Mustard seeds 1 tsp
·         Curry leaves – 10-20
·         Channa Dhal /split black chickpea– 2 tbsp
·         Urad dhal / split black gram - 1 tbsp
·         Red chili powder – ½ tsp
·         Oil – 2 tbsp
·         Fresh Cilantro/ Coriander – a hand full

How to prepare:
1.      Boil Rice noodles in water (double the measure of rice noodles) for 8-10 minutes by         
           adding a ½ tsp of salt.  Once cooked drain and rinse in cold water for couple of times by  
           adding 1 tsp oil in cold water to avoid sticky noodles. OR You can follow the instructions
           on  the cover of MTR pack as well.
2.      Heat oil in a large Kadai or thick bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
3.      Add curry leaves, urad dhal and Channa dhal, green chillies and chopped onions one after
           another leaving a gap of 20-30 seconds.  Saut√© till onions become transparent.
4.      Add chili powder and give a stir. Add tomatoes and salt and cook till tomatoes turn soft
            and mushy.
5.      Finally add chopped Cilantro and drained rice noodles and mix well
6.      Serve hot with Coconut Chutney or Fresh salad.

Points to Ponder:

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
                                                                                                                    Psalms 127:3 (NKJV)


  1. shavige baath is one of my most favourite breafkast items, and i prepare it almost exactly like this, even i like thhis version to the lemon one :)

    1. Thats good to know Deeps! Since I dont follow any recipe as such while cooking mine turns out differently each time. But I wanted to record this version, so that I can get the same taste again :)

  2. Super yummy breakfast....yummy

    1. Thanks much for the follow Faseela! I keep visiting your blog every now and then and find many tasty recipes :)

  3. So colorful n love that each rice grain is separated! awesome

    1. Thank you Parita! Do visit again! you have got a neat blog with loads of yummy recipes :)


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