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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Semige / Ottu Shyavige

10 cups White Rice (Sona Masuri preferred) or 5 cups of White Rice and 5 cups of Boiled Rice
Salt to taste

Soak rice in water for about 2-3 hrs. Wash soaked rice 2-3 times and grind soaked rice, salt to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. The consistancy of the batter should be like that of milk.

Put this batter in a thick bottomed vessel and heat. Stir this mixture continuously over medium flame until it becomes solid as shown in the picture below. (Make sure that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the vessel.)

Transfer this dough to a plate and keep it aside 10 mins.

Apply little water/oil over the hands, mash/mix the dough properly and make oval shaped balls as shown in the picture below.

Place this rice balls in a traditional steamer, steam cook this for about 10 mins in high flame and another 30 mins in medium flame.(For pressure cooker, don't put the weight, place one steel glass over the weight stand.)

Press the dough using Semige Maker/Press and hold the Semige evenly using a wet plate as shown in the picture below.

Serve hot along with any kind of sambar or chutney or Sihi Kayihalu. You can also prepare Semige Oggarane, Semige Chitranna from this.


Nisha said...

That machine looks really cool.

Chitra said...

My neighbor has this press. Love this a lot.It tastes delicious with the curry :)

Krithi said...

Hi ,

There is actually an easier method of preparing the oval shaped balls.In this method ,you don't have to take the trouble of solidying the batter and steaming them.Instead,,you can use the idli stand to to make idli shaped dough by puring the liquified batter and steaming them (like what we do for normal idly) and then put these idlis in to the machine and squeeze them out as shavige.I am prepare shavige once every month and hence i am able to share this tip.Try it out next time :-)

Note: the consistency of the batter should be slightly thicker than milk probably like condensed milk

Jagadeesh said...

Dayavittu ee website annu kannadadallu kodi...

lohith said...

does any one know where you get this machine...?

ಜ್ಯೋತಿ said...

Can you share the recipe of making semige with rice flour?

Megha @ Meinblogland... said...

Hi. I was doing some research on semige and immediately after seeing ur blog, I saw this site which I thought had ur picture in it. Am sending it in case u were not aware of it.

Krishnaveni Nalka said...


Thanks for informing...:) This copyright violation never ends!!

Unknown said...

I want to buy this can you share price shop name

Krishnaveni Nalka said...


Shyavige maker is available in many metal shops where we get utensils and other kitchen accessories in Mangalore, Puttur.