Idiyappam is one of the famous dish of Kerala. It is easy to digest. So its one of the best dish for kids and elders.You can use the home made flour also. But it is easy for me to use the store bought one, Which gives the same output of the home made flour. The very well known side dish for Idiyappam is the combo of coconut milk, sugar and grated coconut, Which soothes your tummy. This also goes well with, paya (aatukkal kuzhambhu), chicken kurma, Chicken Chalna, Thakkali urulai kuzhambu (potato in tomato curry), Vegetable Kurma, and any spicy curries. Enjoy 🙂
- Raw rice flour or Idiyappam flour – 2 cups (300 gm) ( I used store bought flour)
- Water – required amount
- Oil – 1 teaspoon
- Idiyappam press
- Boil water with 1 spoon of oil added to it. If you don’t use the store bought flour add required salt to the water itself. (If necessary. Check the ingredients in the flour pack).
2. Take 2 cups of idiyappam flour in a bowl. Add the boiling hot water little by little. So that you can able to find the correct texture of the dough.
3. Stir it with a ladle (the flour will be hot), until the the flour comes to the smooth and soft dough.
4. Grease your idly plates and get your idiyappam press ready.
6. Take small portion of dough and shape it to cylinder. Fill it in the idiyappam maker.
7. Press it in circular motion, to fill greased idli plates. So that you will get, long stringed rice noodles in the shape of idli. Repeat it until your dough gets over. Its better to finish this process when the dough is in warm temperature. If not, it will be difficult to press the dough in idiyappam maker.
8. Place the idli plates in idli cooker to steam for 7 to 8 minutes with lid closed.
9. Take out the idli plates, after 7 to 8 minutes. Wait for two minutes to cool down. Then remove the cooked idiyappam, with the help of spoon.
Idiyappam is ready to be served with your favorite side dish.