Letri/Steamed Rice Vermicelli with Coconut & Jaggery

Letri is one of traditional East Indian dish made from rice flour .Its nothing but rice vermicelli which is served with fresh scraped coconut & jaggery.It's mainly made during the next day of East Indian Catholic weddings. My hubby & I just love this a lot and we both were craving for it so made this yesterday.
Normally its white in colour & its thick vermicelli & there's a special equipment like a wooden sev press to make this. Since I didn't have the traditional wooden press I used the normal sev press & used the finest hole disk  .I also added colours to make it look pretty.
 Ingredients:
Rice flour 2 cups
Water 2 cups
salt to taste
1.5 cup fresh grated coconut
1 cup jaggery scraped
few drops of pink & green colours.(optional)

Method:
  •  Boil 2 cups of water with pinch of salt ,once water boils add the rice flour & quickly stir with a wooden spoon .Stir continuously taking care so there are no lumps formed .

  •  Remove it on a thali/plate & knead while its still hot to a soft dough .Divide the dough into 3 parts add colour & knead well.



 
  • Now make balls & flatten them like this.Repeat with the remaining dough.
                             

  • Then add this flattened dough to boiling water & boil for 5 min.

  • Place the boiled flattened dough in greased sev press /Sev Maker & press to form vermicelli.


  • Repeat  the same with the other dough.

  • While serving spread the letri/vermicelli on a plate add coconut & jaggery & serve.



Note:
Do not use basmati rice flour to make this  as it tends to be sticky compared to the vermicelli made from normal rice flour.

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28 comments:

  1. Wow! Your colorful vermicelli look so cute! Simple and interesting dish :)

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  2. Its my favourite too...loved your colourful letri...looks very tempting..

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  3. Wow! This looks pretty and colourful! very special dish to me :)

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  4. this looks so colorful... really interesting recipe...

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  5. Colorful recipe dear...sounds yummy.

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  6. Looks interesting...... Colorful too!

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  7. wow indeed treat to eyes and tummy:) Looks very delicious:)
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  8. So colorful and vibrant. Yeh, we have something similar too and sometimes the vermicelli is drenched in coconut milk.

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  9. Hi Gloria, wow... so colourful. It look so inviting. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice day, regards.
    Amelia

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  10. colourful recipe so innovative too, I am sure kids will love them.

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  11. Delicious recipe jaggery and rice vermicelli sounds awesome. Can your tell which state's cuisine is this.

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    1. Thanks.. this is East Indian Catholics cuisine.. East indians catholics based in mumbai.

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  12. Interesante receta muy creativa,abrazos

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  13. Very colorful and so innovative!

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  14. colorful vermicelli ............... its interesting with coconut

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  15. Wow! colorful vermicelli look so cute! interesting dish :)

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  16. Thanks a lot everyone for your lovely comments..

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  17. This is something new with colorful vermicelli...

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  18. Very colourful, pretty attractive dish i must say here.

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  19. wow..looks pretty colorful..yummy as well :)

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  20. wow very cute colour full. love it

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  21. Hi Gloria,
    I am a Catholic too. I guess in different country we have different cuisine.
    This is new to me but it does look like idiyappam to me. Are they the same?
    Love the colors.
    mui

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  22. loved this colourful letri....looks yummy

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  23. Wow..this looks very colourful..love it dear..

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