Tandla shevai usli (Seasoned version from leftover rice noodles).

                 Shevai is the favourite breakfast loved by konkanis.It is normally cooked on sundays or holidays because it consumes time but worth it.Today I have thought to share usli recipe prepared with the shevain.
Prepare rice shevai.After you have relished enough with pickle n oil,sweetened coconut milk or with any spicy gravy.the remaining can also be eaten by seasoning the shevai.It is a good variation to the already existing noodles.
Mangalore side konkanis have a ritual to prepare shevain on suthapunav and also to the expecting mothers on their baby shower ceremony( kapda aarti/seemanth).
Nowadays we get instant rice noodles pack very easily in the markets in different brands.But its nowhere compared to the freshly pressed shevai.Today I am sharing usli recipe made with the freshly pressed shevain which is of two flavors,one with coconut and another with lemon flavoured.We can also prepare few more varieties like,tamarind,jaggery and til etc….
If you are interested in making shevai,some of my friends in this blog have shared the recipe of making the shevain with various variation of rice.Please Check here Shevai with rice powder , Godi shevai/Sweet version from leftover rice noodles/string hoppers Shevai……using white rice/dosa rice and coconut  , Ukde tandla shevai ,  Shevayi with boiled rice,raw rice & coconut

Lets move on to the usli recipe.

  1. Freshly pressed shevai – 2-3 cups crumbled
  2. Red chillies- 2
  3. Green chilly – 1
  4. Mustard – 1 tsp
  5. Urad dal – 1 tsp
  6. Channa dal – 1 tsp
  7. Cashewnuts/Groundnuts – few
  8. Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  9. Coconut – 1/4th cup
  10. Hing – 1/2  tsp
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Oil – 1 tbsp


Crumble the shevain and keep aside.
In a kadai heat oil and add mustard,urad dal,and channa dal.Allow the dals to turn brown and the mustard to splutter.Put broken red chillies, hing,green chillies,curry leaves fry for a second.Also add cashew/peanuts.
Now add the crumbled shevai,grated coconut and salt.mix very well.Keep for 2 mnts by mixing it properly so that the coconut,salt and the seasoning is mixed well with the shevai.
Switch off and serve for breakfast or as a evening snack.
Lemon flavour:Prepare the above mentioned seasoning to it add a tsp of turmeric powder and follow rest of the pocedure.Finally add lemon juice 1 tsp or as per taste.

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