Shirwale is again a very authentic dish from Konkan region.It is basically rice noodles soaked in jaggery flavouried coconut milk.The noodles can be made at home or else they are easily available in market.If you buy a readymade packet of rice noodles,just boil them in hot water for 5 minutes,strain and add to prepared coconut milk.
For rice noodles.
2 cups Rice flour.
2 cup Water(Boiling hot)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Oil
2 cups grated Coconut.
1/2 cup grated Jaggery.
Salt to taste.
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder.
In a big vessel bring 2 bowls water to boil (Same quantity as the rice flour)
To this,add a pinch of salt and 1 tbsp oil .
To the boiling water add the rice flour, stir quickly, turn the flame off and remove vessel from the flame and put the lid on.
While the mixture is still hot, mix it well, and make cylinder shaped big rolls.
Take a big stock pot filled with water and bring it to a boil.
When it starts boiling put these cylinders in it. Normally these will sink. after a while they will re-surface.When they come back to surface,thats the sign that they are ready.
Take the re surfaced cylinders and put them in the noodle ‘press’ or sev press and press out thin noodles on a plate. Please ensure that the plate is greased with oil or else these noodles will
stick to the plate.
Grind together grated coconut and water to form a smooth paste.
Pass it through a stainer pressing firmly to extract all the juices.To this juice add salt,jaggery and cardamom powder.Stir well till jaggery is completely dissolved.
Soak hot freshly made noodles in prepared ras and serve.
Happy Cooking !!!