Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Idiyappam -Sevai - String hopper recipe -How to make Idiyappam-Idiyappam flour

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 and idiyappam.

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Idiyappam-How to make Idiyappam

Idiyappam

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryBreakfast-Dinner
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian (Kerala-Tamil Nadu)
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   Ingredients needed

   Idiyappam flour - 1 cup ( homemade or store bought)
   Water - approximately 1 - 1 1/2 cups
   Oil - 2 tsp
   Salt as required


Method of preparing the rice flour for Idiyappam

Soak raw rice in water for 2 hours, drain the water completely. Spread it on a cloth for 15-20 minutes.

Then give the wet rice to the mill for dry 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 ) After it cools, sieve it and store it in an air tight container and use it when ever required. Our Homemade Idiyappam flour is ready.


how to make idiyappam

How to make Idiyappam using idiyappam flour

Method

Boil water well, add salt and oil to it.Add the boiling water little by little to the rice flour and make a soft dough. Knead it well.

Grease the inside of an 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 idli 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.

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You can also make other variations with the idiyappam/sevai like lemon sevai , coconut sevai, puli sevai etc which I will be posting soon.

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, until then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


50 comments:

  1. my mom used to do this, but she uses the traditional sevai nazhi.The tough way of making this yummy dish.
    Easy and healthy dish padhu

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  2. Thanks for the recipe for the iddiappam flour, i always get it from outside but this time will try doing it myself and idyappam looks yum, lovely clicks padhu...

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  3. wow..very soft idiyappam padhu..delicious.

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  4. This is new to me but and excellent recipe! It look very delicious!

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  5. looks so yummy...love to eat the freshly made idiyappam wid sweetened milk

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  6. Lovely idiappams...Looks so tempting...Thanks for sharing...

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  7. Hmmm, looks complicated and I'm tired... Just share some of your perfect ones, please :)

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  8. Wow home made sevai luks awesome...gr8 job.

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  9. Cute looking idiyappams, my favourite with sweetened coocnut milk..

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  10. Dear Meeso
    This may sound difficult but actually this is a very simple recipe.If you find all the process difficult ,you can use store bought idiyappam flour.

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  11. Idiyappams looks great Padhu. I love them with any curry.

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  12. One of my favorite breakfast. But never had it in these 3 years. When I go for my vacation this year will surely bring my Idiyappam press..Totally tempted !!! Love the stepwise pics..Would love to follow you. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to have you back !!!

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  13. Idiyappam sounds yummy,and tasty..where can we find idiyappam flour in andhra.or else can we use any other flour..

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  14. Yummy soft idiyappams..love the combo..veg stew looks too good.

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  15. Wow the Idiyappams look delicious. I always thought that making the sevai with just rice flour would be difficult to make as rice doesn't bind well.

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  16. I simply love it :) my all time favorite :)Mom used to make a lot of varieties with this :)

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  17. Love idiyappam,..at any time..

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  18. perfect breakfast..my daughter is big fan of this..ur looks great padhu.

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  20. i so love idiyappam. thanks for the recipe. you inspired me to try my hands on it one of these days...:)

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  21. Wish you a Happy Rakshabandhan.
    Idiappam looks fantastic, delicious and tempting. Lovely presentation.

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  22. this looks perfect and yum..once i had them at my frends place in india..but urs look too good !

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  23. Nice to know you have another version to serve the Idiyappam. In Malaysia, we call it as "putu mayam" and serve with palm sugar and coconut. Homemade sound healthy.

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  24. Very new to me..looks fantastic!!
    Thanks for sharing dear!!

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  25. i'm drooling. it's been long long time had this.

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  26. Fresh Idiyappam, straight to heaven....i love them with fresh coconut milk with lots of sugar...infact an form of it :)

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  27. Idiyappam and stew - my favorite combination..Nice pcitures! Loved the lemon sevai too..

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  28. thanks for sharing padhu my fav too

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  29. I never tasted this dish..but want to taste it...looks very tempting...

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  30. It looks delicious... And easy to make and healthy also.. Perfect breakfast!

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  31. It looks delicious... And easy to make and healthy also.. Perfect breakfast!

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  32. My all time favorite,a light perfect breakfast!

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  33. hi padhu
    which is the best iddiyappam maker to buy?the one u r using.

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  34. I AM FROM GUJARAT, INDIA. YOU KNOW WHAT WE DO TO THESE "Idiyappam" !! WE MAKE IT A LIL DIFFERENTLY AND THEN WE DRY IT FOR 2 DAYS UNDER SUN OR FAN.. THEN WE FRY IT !!!! THATS WHAT MY MOM DO !!! LOL`` ITS LIKE A FRYUM IN OUR REGION !! WE ALSO ADD TAPIOCA TO IT !!AND OURS ARE BIGGER STRINGS. MAY BE ITS A SISTER RECIPE !!!

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  35. Nice recipe. I think this post wil put an end to the struggles :)

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  36. thank you dear i have to apply what i learnt from you so iam into the kitchen now thank you indeed have a nice day. eat healthy stay healthy.... bye Raj from vizag

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  37. i tried today it came very well padhu mam thanks for ur dish

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  38. I am having home made flour for idiyappam akka but the problem is idiyappam plate made up of some trees leaves(may be palm)which I got it from my native.Its only a plates with holes.how can I use this?
    Do I need to knead a dough like chappathy?

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  39. Hi Madam,
    I tried the idiyappam today. I have a doubt, My son want it as strings like noodles. When I made lemon sevai It all broke.Thank God he didnt cry. How to get a ong strings like Noodles to use fork and eat.

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  40. Hi padhu,

    tried several recipe of yours. turned out awesome. Pls tell me how to loosen idiyappam after steaming it. bcoz the strings stick to each other.

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    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha for liking my recipes. You can easily loosen the idiyappam when it is cold. Allow it to cool before loosening it. Another suggestion is grease a little oil on the idli pan before making idiyappams.

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  41. Hi padu i felt difficut in pressing the idiyappam maker is there any problem in dough.... i am using indolin idiyappam maker that is problem
    ..i need lot of strength to press tel me plz easy way to press and any mistake in my dough
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    1. If the water is not enough, the dough will be tight and you will not be able to press. If there is too much water, you can press easily but the strings will break. So you have to find the right amount of water for your rice flour by trial and error. The quantity of water differs according to the quality of rice.

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