Soak red parboiled rice and dosa rice in water overnight / for 8 to 10 hours.
Drain water and grind it to very smooth paste adding little water along with grated coconut. Add salt to taste. Don't make thin paste, the batter should be spoonable thick.
To a greased container, fill the ground thick batter. Place it in a steamer and cook for 30 to 35 minutes. Check if its cooked by piercing a toothpick. If it is done, the toothpick will come out clean.
Unmould from the container and place the cooked dough into the idiyappam press
Press in a circular shape when the dough is still hot . You will see strands of Red Parboiled Rice Shavige coming.
Serve Red Parboiled Rice Shavige with fresh coconut milk / mango rasayana / season it as lemon sevai / kai sasive shavige / majjige huli / poppy seeds payasam / coconut oil + mango pickle etc .. list is endless .
Kai sasive shavige
Lemon shavige ...
Use as less water as possible to grind the batter but the resultant should be smooth .
If for some reason the batter became runny , you can fix it by adding some rice flour or rava .
If the batter is thin .. strands won't come out nice .
Always press the dough when its hot only . Else pressing process becomes hard . Keep the containers inside the steamers only till they are ready to be pressed
To do lemon flavored / coconut flavored/ raw mango flavored / kai sasive flavored shavige ---make the masala first and mixit the shavige .