Idiyappam - Sevai - String hopper recipe -How to make Idiyappam flour and Idiyappam
Idiyappam is a common breakfast dish in Kerala and Tamilnadu. It is made of rice flour and is a very healthy breakfast as it is steamed cooked. Like idly it can be served even to sick people. We call this sevai.Earlier my mother used to prepare it in an elaborate manner, I do not have the time nor the patience to do all that ,so I always follow this easy method. The end product is the same which ever method you follow. It is a quick, healthy and easy recipe.You can use store bought idiyappam flour also but I will share with you how to make idiyappam flour here
Method of preparing the rice flour for Idiyappam
Soak raw rice in water for 2 hours, drain the water completely. Spread it in a cloth for 10 minutes.
Then give the wet rice to the mill for grinding. If that is not possible, grind it to a fine powder in the mixie.
Roast the rice flour until you get a sandy texture. (Do not over roast the flour till it changes colour ). Sieve it and store it
You can store that flour in an air tight container and use it when ever you need it.
How to make Idiyappam
Idiyappam flour - 1 cup ( home made or store bought idiyappam flour)
Water - approximately 1 - 1 1/2 cups
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt as required
Boil water well, add salt and oil to it.Add the water little by little to the rice flour and make a soft dough. Knead it well.
Grease the inside of the idiyappam maker with oil and fill it with the prepared dough and press it in a circular motion on idly plate in the form of long strings.
Steam it for 10-15 minutes. I used my idly pot for steaming.
The basic idiyappam is ready. It can be served as such with vegetable stew, sweetened coconut milk, coconut chutney, Kurma or any gravy of your choice.
You could also make other variations with the idiyappam/sevai like lemon sevai , coconut sevai, puli sevai etc which I will be blogging later.
Meet you all again with another interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.