Steamed Nevris

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Steamed Nevris
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 

Nevri is a popular snack in the West coast region of India, among Konkani speaking communities. It is a half-moon shaped, fried pastry made with all-purpose flour, and filled with grated coconut and jaggery. This healthier version of steamed nevri is adapted from an ancient recipe from Konkan, in the North West Coast. Lining the steamer with turmeric leaves imparts a delicate flavour to the Nevris. Working from Kuala Lumpur, I have used Pandan (Theoy) leaves to line the steaming basket.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Chandri Bhat
Ingredients
Dough for Nevri
  • Grated coconut ½ cup, lightly packed
  • Rice flour 1 cup
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • Sugar 2 teaspoon
Filling for Nevri
  • Grated coconut 1 cup, firmly packed
  • Grated jaggery ½ cup or to taste
  • Cardamom powder ¼ teaspoon
Instructions
  1. Grind the coconut into a fine paste with ¼ cup of water. (I use a Panasonic Mixer Grinder) Add rice flour, salt, sugar and enough water (1 ¼ cup approx.) to make a thick pouring batter. Cook the batter over moderate heat in a thick bottomed pan while continuously stirring, till it forms a soft lump-like dough. Keep it covered while preparing the filling.

Recipe Notes

Step 1

Steamed Nevris
Steamed Nevris
Cook coconut and jaggery together on low heat, till excess moisture is absorbed (Avoid over cooking). Stir in the cardamom powder.

Step 2

Steamed Nevris
Steamed Nevris
Dip your hand in water and knead the dough well till soft and smooth, sprinkling little water if needed. It should have the consistency of chapathi dough. Divide it into lime size balls and keep them covered while you shape the nevris. Take a ball and flatten it on a greased (with ghee) plastic sheet or banana leaf into a thin disc (About ¼ cm thick). Place some filling on half the disc leaving a thin margin all round. Fold the empty half disc over the filling and press the edges well to seal. Use all the dough and filling thus.

Step 3

Steamed Nevris
Line the Steaming Basket of Panasonic electric cooker with turmeric leaves or banana leaves. Place the Nevris in it. Pour about 3 cups of water in the cooking pan of the cooker and press the switch to Cooking

To Serve

Serve hot or warm, drizzled with honey or treacle if desired.
Steamed Nevris
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