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Shevios Dried

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Quantity: Measure: Ingredients: Description:
500 Grams Rice, Boiled (ukda chawal) To prepare shevios
A Little Salt To prepare shevios


Wash the rice, and strain it well.  Pour on it very hot but not boiling water sufficient to soak the rice.  Close the vessel and let it soak  well.

Then grind in the same water, making a thick dough.   Keep water to boil in a thondor till near the central plate.   When the water is boiling spread a clean cloth or a plantain leaf on the central plate and place the dough on it and close it  Boil for half an hour until sufficiently cooked.   This may be ascertained buy piercing the fork into the dough, which should come out clean, without any dough adhering to it   Do not overcook the dough in which case Shevio can not be pressed.   Apply a little butter to the Shevio form, to lubricate it from within.   Fill the form which the boiled dough and press down the form.   Collect the full Shevio bunch in a long dish   During this process, the other dough should be kept closed in the thondor, for it must remain hot till all the dough is pressed.   If cooled, it will be very hard to press.

Shevio form, comes on a three legged platform, and it has a cylindrical lower form, which has removable plates with holes.  It is generally made of brass.  The upper form is a piston, which goes into the lower form.   The piston is lowered by means of a screwed spindle, and as the horizontal bar of the spindle is turned, it goes down into the lower form, and when the dough is placed into the lower form, the piston pushes it out of the perforated plate, and comes out.   Generally, a second person collects the Shevio, which come out as strings, in a long dish, which the first one presses - screws thee piston down

How to dry:

Spread a thin muslin cloth over a basket or thali, and spread shevios in rows, over the same, and then cover it with another thin mislin prevent dust or dirt falling over it.

Dry these for two to three consecutive days, in the sun.   After the shevios are dried, they can be stored for a long time, and used when you want them.

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