Idiyappam Recipe - Kerala and Tamil Nadu Cuisine
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  • Rice flour, roasted and sieved- 1¾ cups
  • Water- 2½ cups
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup
  • Oil- to grease the plates
  1. In a wide saucepan, add water & salt.
  2. Let the water come to a slight boil, add the flour and immediately stir it with a wooden flat spoon or the back of the wooden spoon.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, let cool down slightly. Do not let the dough cool down completely, it will firm up.
  4. Knead the dough while it's warm using your clean hand till it turns a soft dough.
  5. If the dough is not soft, drizzle some water and combine well.
  6. The dough should be really soft, but not watery.
  7. Have the idiyappam maker ready, place the small holed disc in it.
  8. Place a medium-sized dough ball into the idiyappam maker.
  9. The idiyappam maker I've is not the pressing type, it has a handle and needs to be rotated.
  10. I made the idiyappam on Idli plates.
  11. Grease the molds on the plate with oil.
  12. Add 1 tbsp grated coconut to each mold.
  13. Rotate the handle of the idiyappam maker, when it hits the dough, the dough will fall onto the mold in the shape of noodles.
  14. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of grated coconut on top of the uncooked idiyappam.
  15. Repeat this process until you have all the idli plates filled.
  16. Stack the idli plates on the stand.
  17. Add 1 cup of water to the steam cooker or pressure cooker, place the stand into the steamer.
  18. Let steam cook for 10 minutes. If using steam cooker, it will release whistle when the whistle gets loud you can remove the steamer from the heat.
  19. After 10 minutes, remove the steamer from the heat, let cool down for 5 minutes.
  20. Open the steamer and take the stand out of the steamer.
  21. Using a spoon, slide the idiyappam from the plates onto a platter.
  22. Serve the hot idiyappams with your favorite curry. I served with Chicken Curry.
If using Double horse idiyappam rice flour: add 2 cups water & 2 cups flour.
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