Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mango Sevai ~ Rice Noodles with Raw Mango!

Raw Mango or Ripe one? I was always plagued by this question and never could decide if I liked the raw one better or the ripe. I guess I just got to conclude that I love both the best! Come summer and every street you pass by, will be flooded with colour of yellow and orange of mangoes all over the place. Not to mention the bright green raw mangoes. My most favorite one in the raw mango is, of course the variety that we call as kili muku manga. Its not very sour but mild enough to be eaten as such. Its also the variety that's so very popular in the beach sides.

When Arundati announced the theme to be Mango for the WBB, I was really confused wondering what I can make for a brunch. Dishes with raw mangoes have always been chutneys, Mango Rice at home. Ripe ones have always been Ice cream, Milkshakes or Lassi. All these were not suitable for a brunch. I was still thinking on these terms when the thought struck that I could do a Mango Sevai as in a Lime Sevai or Coconut Sevai. Thinking about it, I was surprised why it took me so much time to think of this variety.

After finally deciding on the dish I was going to prepare, getting it actually done was another task. For sevai is not something we use often. Sevai is the dried Rice Noodles that's so much relished and cherished in Tamil Nadu. Very interesting varieties are prepared with this and enjoyed. If you have time and energy you can very well make these at home or else, enjoy the luxury of ready to cook sevais.

I planned for a Saturday brunch, then for a Sunday. Nothing worked out as planned. Finally the poor mango that was to be used, was not raw anymore. To cut the long story short, I was able to finally get this done today!

When you are in a hurry for a quick breakfast fix, this will work out fine. Or you want to enjoy your weekend mornings, this is perfectly fine. I just spent some 10 - 15 mins time getting this done. I loved the difference in the pictures, one is taken indoors and the other, out in direct sun.

Ingredients Needed:

Rice Sevai - 2 cups (200 gms)
Water - 6 cups

Seasonings

Raw Mango, grated - 3/4 cup
Mustard + Urad dal - 1 tsp
Bengal Gram - 2 tsp
Cashew Nuts - 5 whole
Green Chillies - 2 finely chopped
Curry leaves few
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Boil the water in a pan and when it starts boiling add the sevai. Simmer for 2 mins. It gets cooked fast so keep stirring and let it not get over cooked.

Drain it over a sieve and keep it aside. Grate the mango and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard and urad dal. When it splutters, add the bengal gram, cashew nuts. Then add the curry leaves and green chillies. Add the turmeric powder. Sauté well. Then stir in the grated mango and fry well for 1 min in sim.

When you find that mango is kind of cooked well, add in the cooked sevai and mix well. Sim for 5 mins. And its done!

My plate of Mango Sevai is off to dear Arundati who is hosting this month's WBB, an event started by the lovely doctor!

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I would also like to thank my dear blogger friends who were sweet enough to think of me and passed me some awards. Thank you Gaurav, Kamala, Uma, Priya, Siri, Vandana, Ranji. I really appreciate your kindness and your support! If I have failed to mention some name, please accept my apologies. My thanks to you too!

On our day 12 of running the Recipe Marathon we have :

Anu as usual is leading the crowd with a beautiful scoop of Rice
Followed by Siri who is carrying another bowl of Rice now with Dondakaya!
Lakshmi has come out with a Varuthu araitha kootu
Ranji with a yummy Puttu and kadala
Swati has dished out some real yummy looking Paneer Jalfrezi
Divya has come out with Tomatillo Salsa

Lets see what the others bring along!

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34 comments :

Asha said...

Looks delcious Sri, lucky to get green mangoes!:)

kamala said...

I like kilimukku mango in the beaches.Sure it will be yummy with rice.Like to have that mango piece

Happy cook said...

Oh Srivalli how van you torture me like this.
Rice noodles with mando looks SUPER Delicious.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!.... Looks delish!...BTW were do ge these rice sevai.

Shri said...

I love sevai ..that too with mango..it is so mouthwatering.

bhags said...

I am not able to find any mangoes here, let alone any green mangoes.....mango rice looks delish

Laavanya said...

I, like you, love both, raw and ripe... :) Mango sevai is a great entry for WBB - looks great.

Sunshinemom said...

Looks so scrumptious! Which brand? I tried one long back but I didn't like having eaten mummy's freshly pressed noodles!

Sunshinemom said...

And congrats for the award which you deserve so much:)

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

hey sri, those look delicious..i love both green and ripe mangoes too!! like asha said, u r lucky to get green mangoes!

Cham said...

Looks delicious with mango, i have some mango got 2 give a try!

Jayashree said...

A nice variation to the regular sevai, Sri....

Uma said...

Mango sevai ni choostunte naaku mango pulihora gurthuku vasthundi! Looks so delicious, Srivalli! I can imagine the taste. Lovely entry. Congrats on the awards.

Cilantro said...

I love any dish with raw mango. Looks delicious.

ranji said...

very delcious..indeed..love the tangy taste of mango in anything..:)

Sangeeth said...

wow lovely sevai srivalli...i luv sevai but i havent tried one....will try soon.btw i sent one more entry to roti mela hope u got it.

Arundathi said...

Valli - it looks so beautiful!! next time you have to make this for lunch!

and what can i say? I think my blogger posts the scheduled ones first thing in the morning! ;)

KayKat said...

Oyy! Now you got me hungry. This is my favourite seasoning with sevai - such a treat!

karuna said...

love the rice vermiclli. i have a packet lying with me, will try to make this version...wonder whr i will get raw mangoes here.....will start searching

masalamagic said...

yumm! i love sevai and mango! wish i could come over :-)

Divya Vikram said...

looks too delicious.love the mango slices in the plate.

Kalai said...

Love this idea of using raw mangoes with sevai! Will try it soon! :)

bee said...

can you believe it, i've never cooked sevai? gotta try this, but we don't get good green mangoes.

satya said...

Just prepared maamidikaya pulihira for lunch box.First,a look at the picture and I thought your post is about the same....:D

Maya said...

I love Sevai Upma, and with green mango in it, it must taste so good..Thanx for sharing..

sra said...

Ah, I find this innovative, like mamidikaya pulihora.

jayasree said...

Mango sevai - very innovative one. It never occured to make these. Its always mango rice for me. Shall try this.

Srivalli said...

Asha, Thank you ..yeah to get the right one makes all the differance!

kamala, you are welcome to it!...that mango tastes great as raw right

F, its not my intention..:)...thank you

Sukanya, glad you like this..I got MTR brand...try for it you must be getting it

Shri, thank you..glad you like it

bhags, thats really sad..I can understand how it must be trying to find for these!..thank you

Laavanya, glad!...tank you thank you!..hope arundati likes this!

Sunshinemom, thank you..it was MTR's..hahha..having taken your mom's you naturally won't like anythig else!, thanks my friend!

JZ, thank you!

Cham, do try..it does taste great!..

Jayashree, yeah but funny part was, I thought so hard for this!

Uma, thank you...it does look like that right...

Cilantro, thats nice to know!

ranji, heheh..good

Sangeeth, yeah got the entry..and do try out this

Arundathi, surely will do!...hhehe..thats nice to know..I am glad you do post soon..no complains on that!..:)

Kay, my pleasure...:WINK:...I was thinking that I made the invension of the year and you say this..heheh

karuna, thats nice..do try and let me know!

Latha..you can come over anytime you know that right...:)

Divya, me too...:)

Kalai, glad you liked it!

bee, seriously no!...:)..maybe you get salted mangoes??

satya, thats lovely to know!...hehhe..it must've been so much fun then..

Maya, it was yummy...thanks

sra, yeah its more like mamidikaya annam...but better I should say!

Lakshmi said...

Hi Sri,

Since you are a dosa lover, i was hoping you would see my first and foremost post on my new blog on Dosa.

http://vantakaalu.blogspot.com/

Suganya said...

Sevai is, indeed, cherished in TN. Quick and easy, and goes with well any seasoning. Whats not to love? :) I have never tried adding mango though.

Swati Raman Garg said...

i love sevai sri.. i will have to look for readymade ones.. u know it used to be a feast at out place when we used to make savais from scratch with that old heavy sevai wending machines.. we kids were given the work to rotate the plated below so that they dont stick.. lovely sayd yaar...
and then coconut, lemon and parappu sevai was a regular feast, i have also had mango ones and urs look yummy, that mango no the plate reminds me of those spiced up mangoes on marina beach .. thanks for refreshing so many memories on a go :) and sorry for this long comment:)

Radhika said...

hey sri,

this looks absolutely great. congrats on the award.

Hetal said...

Nice recipe..

Ranjani said...

These mango noodles look scrumptious!
Are the noodles sweet and spicy at the same time?

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