In South Asia, the vermicelli or Spaghetti is different from what is used in Italy. Here, it is made from semolina, unlike the Italian, which is made from durum wheat.
In English, the Italian loanword "vermicelli" is used to indicate different sorts of long pasta shapes from different part of the world but mostly from South or East Asia. The dish in the original language are variously known as seviyan in Urdu and Hindi, shemai in Bengali, sev in Gujarati, shavige in Kannada, sevalu or semiya in Telugu, and semiya in Tamil and Malayalam. The noodles are used in a number of dishes including a variation of kheer, a sweet dessert similar to rice pudding. Vermicelli are also used in many parts of India to make a popular dish called upma. To prepare it, dry oil-roasted vermicelli are boiled with a choice of vegetables.
The making process of vermicelli includes the following stages: mixing the raw materials, extruding, drying and packing. The flow diagram showing the process of making vermicelli is presented in following Flow diagram.
Mixing Raw Materials
Drying / Roasting
Packing of vermicelli
|Body||Heavy duty mild steel fabricated body designed for easy to move, clean & for inspection|
|Gears||Alloy steel hardened spiral bevel gear|
|Warm||Special cast iron thick warm supplied with machine (on demand warm can supply with stainless steel 304 or brass) fitted with main shaft of vermicelli extruder.|
|Cooling system||Specially designed water circulating system for cold running.|
|Drying system||Machine is supply with fan drying system. And not required any separate motor for it.|
|Feeder vassal||Aluminum or stainless feeder vassal with proper taper thus not need to press the dough.|
It is very well standardized and simple. Wheat and other flours in small quantity are mix with around 25% to 30% of water in a mixer for about half an hour and dough is prepared. It can prepared with help either dough mixer (vermicelli Flour mixer) :( this machine would consist of heavy-duty stainless steel body with multi-purpose arms. Heavy-duty gears are providing to take the full load and to avoid damage to the mixer arms) or by hand.
The mixed dough is then put into a vermicelli extruder. This vermicelli machine uses extrusion principles that will change the dough into vermicelli threads. This extrusion is carried out through small holes in the bottom part of the machine whose diameter can be adjusted according to usage. That is 0.5 mm, 1.6 mm and so on by changing the die. This vermicelli (sewai) making machine is run by electricity. This dough is passing through extruder and long rods of vermicelli come out from the extruder with fitted die 0.5 mm to 1.6 mm, which are cuts into the desire length and then placed in the tray drier for drying. Drying temperature is around 55-65 c and time required is 1.5 to 2 hours. Darien piece are weighing and packed in attractively printed polythene bag. The weight and process loss is around 10%.
|Model no.||Required motor||Approximate production capacity|
|JAS-VMM-777||1.5 (1.13 kW.)||10 to 12 kg. Per hour|
|JAS-VMM--778||2 HP (1.5 kW.)||12 to 15 kg per hour|
|JAS-VMM-779||5 HP (3.75 kW.)||35 to 40 kg per hour|
|JAS-VMM-7710||7.5 HP (5.625 kW.)||50 to 55 kg|
|JAS-VMM-7711||10 HP (7.5 kW.)||100 to 110 kg per hour|
|JAS-VMM-7712||10 HP (7.5 kW.)||130 to 150 kg per hour|