Saturday, January 18, 2014

Carrot Shavige

Carrot Shavige is prepared using Shavige, Fresh Carrots, Goose berry and Pomegranate, coconut and and some mild spices. Carrot Shavige can be eaten for breakfast, snack and for dinner too.

 Carrots are healthy additions in your daily diet.. They contain beta carotenes, vitamin A, minerals andanti oxidants in ample amounts. Carrots are also good in Vitamin C and they are anti - oxidant. It helps the body to maintain healthy connective tissue, teeth and gum. Carrots also contain minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus.

Goose berry is full of vitamin C content. It provides remedies for many diseases. It contains many menerals and vitamins like Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Carotene and Vitamin B Complex. Its also a antioxidant agent.fruit

Pomegranate is known as a superfood. This fruit is packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamins. It helps to stomach upsets, menopausal hot flashes, lowers the blood pressure, reduces inflammation, reduces the risk of heart disease and lowers cholesterol.

Shavige is also known as Semia or Vermicelli. It is a traditional style of pasta which is available in many varieties. We can use Vermicelli to prepare many dishes. South indians dishes can be easily prepaed using vermicelli.
Carrot Shavige has no onion or garlic.

Things Needed : 
Shavige (Vermicelli) : 2 Cups
Carrots : 2
Goode Berry : 2
Pomegranate fruit : 1 Cup
Coconut : 1 Cup
Mustard seeds : 1 Tea spoon
Urd Dal : 1 Tea spoon
Curry leaves : 10 to 15
Ginger : 1 Tea spoon (grated)
Green Chilly : 2 to 3
Lemon :  1 Tea spoon.
Oil : 2 Table spoons
Ghee : 2 Table spoons
Salt : required
Turmeric powder : a pinch

Method :
1. Wash and grate carrots, ginger and goose berry and keep it aside.

2. Wash and cut green chilly and coriander leaves very small.

3. Keep water for boiling. (1cup shavige = 2 cups water )
4. Keep a pan on the fire. Put oil and heat.
5. Put mustard seeds and urd dal. Let it spurt.
6. Add green chilly and curry leaves. Fry for 10 seconds.

7. Now add shavige and fry till they turn slightly brown.
8. Add water salt and grated ginger. Mix it well. Cover the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

9. Stir in between and cook till the water disappear. Add lemon juice and put off the fire.

10. Add grated coconut and grated carrots. Mix it well.

11. Shift the ready Shavige to a serving bowl.
12.Now add coriander leaves and grated goose berry.

13. Add 2 table spoons of ghee and mix it again.
14. Put a table spoon of pomegranate fruits on top just before you serve Carrot shavige.

Note : Fry shavige on low flame. You can add little jaggery if you like sweet taste. You can also add more chilly if you like it spicy. You can also add vegetables if you wish. Adding beans, peas and capsicum will definitely give tasteto the food. You can add or reduce the quantity of the oil and also you can add onions to the Shavige baat

Preparatio time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4

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