Tuesday 23 February 2016

Idiyappam / String Hoppers

Idiyappam / String hoppers is a popular & traditional breakfast item of South India especially in state of Tamilnadu and Kerala. It is a healthy and easily digestible food as it is steam cooked; perfect to have for all ages.

You can check below for different spicy accompaniments that suits well with Idiyappam; However I prefer to have with sweetened coconut milk!

Serving suggestions:
For Vegetarians:
Mixed Vegetable Stew / Vegetable Stew - Kerala Style, Potato Kurma, Coconut Chutney ( with Red Chilli and Garlic)
Non - Vegetarians:
Mutton kulambu, Chicken Kulambu, Fish Moilee

15 min
Recipe for Idiyappam / String Hoppers

Recipe type: Tiffin item
Cuisine: Tamilnadu / Kerala
Serves: 2 to 3 persons    

Home made / store bought Idiyappam flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 
½  (amount of water will vary according to the quality of flour)
Salt - to taste
Oil - for greasing

(If you are using plain rice flour, roast it slightly before using it for preparing Idiyappam)

In a wide bowl, add rice flour and salt. Mix well and keep aside.

Heat 1 ½ cup of water, when it starts boiling remove from the flame and slowly add it to the flour mixture.

Mix with the wooden spatula, till it forms a soft dough.
(you can use your hands to make the dough; when the heat is bearable).  

Add small portion of dough in the idiyappam press. 
Press the dough in the circular motion into the greased idli plate and steam it for 5 to 10 minutes. 
Once it is done; remove from the plate and serve hot with your favorite accompaniments.

You can make many varieties using the leftover idiyappam by adding different flavours and seasonings. 
Check this:
Lemon Sevai / Lemon Idiyappam / Lemon Flavored String Hoppers
Egg Idiyappam / Egg Tomato Sevai / Tomato Egg Stringhoppers
Coconut Sevai / Coconut Flavoured String Hoppers


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