Mithi Sev for Holi Festival
Where I grew up, Surat, Gujarat, this sweet vermicelli is served during the festival of Holi in the evening after Holi rituals are performed. The complete Thali Meal contains Gujarati Daal, Bhinda(Okra) shaak, Roti, Rice, Mithi Sev and condiments.
Every year, as Holi approaches, all the women in village start making sev from wheat flour. The method of preparing this noodles is very unique and I am sure I won’t be able to explain well. And with the time and technology, we have adopted new methods anyway.
I usually get the sev shipped all the way from Indian to the USA. Or when I make trip to Indian, I bring some with me and keep in the freezer to preserve it well. Now, Is it really necessary to have this special sev? I would say no, not anymore as we get variety of wheat noodles here in the market as well. And these days, most Indian grocers carry wheat vermicelli.
You can learn the complete thali from the video below.