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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ottu Shavige/ Semige/ Home made Rice Noodles


So, its been over a month since my last post on Mane Adige. My little boy was sick for a couple of weeks last month and I've been busy with his ped checkups and tests. Haven't really been able to collect too many recipes this month, but here's a traditional one from my drafts. This delicious recipe is easier told than actually made! But Shavige is definitely worth all the effort you put in. Shavige is made in many different methods. Here's the easiest and the one that my mother in law follows.


3 cups Boiled Rice (uncooked)

1 cup White Rice (uncooked)

Salt as per taste (optional)


  1. Soak boiled rice and white rice in enough water for about 4-5 hours.
  2. Grind the soaked rice to a smooth paste; Use as little water as possible.
  3. Pour the ground paste into a heavy bottomed pan and cook on medium flame.
  4. Saute regularly and cook until all the water evaporates and the mixture forms a single dumpling.
  5. Separate into smaller tangerine sized dumplings and steam cook for about 15 minutes; I use a pressure cooker (without weight) to serve the purpose. The dumplings are cooked when a knife pierced into it comes out clean without any crumbs sticking onto it. Note: Make sure the dumplings are cooked well. Shavige would stick to each other and come out as a lump, if it isn't well cooked.
  6. Press into thin noodles using the chakli or Shavige press.
  7. Cool and relish with sambhar, pickle, Gasagase Payasa or any other side dish of your choice.
  8. OR make the Chitranna masala and mix to make shavige chitranna.

Note: Use the "bille" (the circular, detachable bottom portion of the press containing perforations, through which the dough oozes out) with multiple tiny perforations for making shavige.


Happy Cook said...

Hope your son os feeling mich better.
This is almost like idiyappom isnt it. Looks so good.

Shrutzz said...

Hows your boy doing now?
Nice recipe, will tell amma today...

Asha said...

Slurp! Ottu shavige tindu tumba varshave aagide, looks so delicious and white! :)

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

wow..semige with kaayi haalu or kaayi-bella..illi banda mele tinde illa..weekend yaavagaru try maadtene..
Click is superb ramya and so is ur explanation.btw we add only 'white rice' for shavige:)

AshKuku said...

Akki Semige andre, I remember my Dodappa..... May God Bless his true soul.... We both enjoyed it...especially with kaayi haalu..... Aaha!!! DIVINE!!!!! Maarane dina.... saaru jothe.... Now it's been many days since I had it... Putturige hodaga dodamma maadthaare.... Illi amma maadthaare aadare.... Yaavaagaadru omme....

Anthu ella nenapaayithu.... I love semige.... Your prep looks really cool.... Every single strand of it is seen.....Bili bili untu....


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice pic... My all time fav, we make it with just par boiled rice mmm combo of both I shall remember that next time!!!


Sharmila said...

This recipe is a life saver ... had no idea we could make it at home. :-)

Smitha said...

Love Ottu Shvaige with kai halu :) Hw is the little one doing?

Leena said...

WOW shavige nodi bahiyali neeru baruta ide:)

Anonymous said...


I am new here..First post to just say hi to all community.


ARUNA said...

That semige looks beautiful!!Hope ur son is doing better now.

Rekha said...

MIl makes this at home andits fun for kids when she makes this coz they also get involved in this.

Hope ur lil one is doing fine now

Sush said...

ottu shavige & kayi haalu, adbutha. I love to eat ottu shavige with anything, be it majjige huli, kadalebele chutney, thili saaru or shavige chitranna. Freshly made ottu shavige idre.., ahaa swargakke moore genu :D

Ramya said...
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Ramya said...

Hi Ramya!

Hope ur son doing well now. How old is he? Ur Ottu shavige recipe looks too good.....esp the pic. Well clicked! I lovvvvvve Ottu Shavige. Mum makes it best! Wil ask her to make it this weekend. I can try to make it myself, but amma madiddu is always the best,alwa?

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Cynthia said...

I hope that your son is a whole lot better.

Preeti Parasnis Pradhan said...

Hi Ramya. I've been following your posts for some time now. They have been very good and I find your recepies really delicious.
But what also impressed me were the photographs of your recepies. The are professional quality and make the dish look more desirable. Do you take them yourself?
Was waiting a long time for your post. I know it gets hectic with a sick child. Hope he's well now. Regards.

shriya said...

Wow!! nice click and nice recipe. Hope your lil one s feeling well.

Kshipra said...

How's your son now?
This one looks tough, isn't it.

Usha said...

Hope your son is feeling better now! The shavige looks yum.

mangala said...

Hope Ur son is feeling better now.hey Nice recipe ..looks too good!BtwNice pic!

sara said...

Happy Ugadi ! Thumba chenaagidhe blog. :-) A mysorean

Aps said...

Ramya.... M sure ur son is doing good.... He luks Ditto like U... Guru said the same thing too.... I love shavige.... nd we use white rice alone...... I love it with pickle Slurp!!!

Archu said...

Hi Ramya, I visit your blog often and enjoy the recipies. You are doing a great job ! Cheers :)

29-April-2010 Sudha Weekly I found a similar image


Under Recipies section.

Just thought of informing the same !

You can have a look and verify.


Sayali Shah said...
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Sayali said...

The pic is really amazing..:)

Anonymous said...

Hello Ramya,

I regularly visit your blog and you have very nice collection of recipes. Nice recipe of ottu shavige; you are making me nostalgic. This recipe brought back so many old memories.

What Archana has commented here is true. I was going through the online edition of Sudha magazine. I found badanekayi-bolu-huli-eggplants-in-dal image on Page 62 under Sorekayi Saviruchi - Sorekayi Sambar recipe.


Vidhya said...

Shavige, bidi bidiyagi bellagagi bandide. Akki shavige recipe nodi, halle nenapu taja aythu. Tindu sadharan 10 varsha agirbeku. bayalli neeru bantu. Illi band mele makkala saluvagi maggi maduvaga aaga iga shavige nenapu bartha ithu.
Karnataka blog thru nimma blog visit first time.

Anonymous said...

Just happened to discover your site, Ramya. Excellent recipes and what more, excellent writing, something that you don't see very often on 'home-baked' websites. Am sure I shall be a frequent visitor. Thanks and good luck.


revathi said...

can u pls give us kayi halu recipe .... my husband loves otthu shavige and kayi halu ....

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