Idiyappam/String Hopper

      Idiyappam a familiar recipe around Kerala and TamilNadu.It's a simple breakfast/dinner to have,makes our stomach feel light.Easy to digest .If you wish to give a light load to your stomach,you could blindly opt this.It can be made both with store brought rice flour or home made flour.Both sweet and spicy version can be prepared with this plain Idiyappam as the base.I will post the sweet and spicy version in my future posts.Nowadays ready made idiyappam's are available.But nothing can beat the freshly made one's.

Serves 3 to 4
Rice Flour - 2 Cup
Water - 3 Cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp or as reqd

  • Add your flour in a wide bowl and keep aside.In a  vessel add water and salt and let it boil.Switch OFF the flame when you find the bubbles at the bottom of the boiling water.Slowly add the hot water to the rice flour,and mix with a spatula.Take care ,as the water will be hot to handle with.

  •  Add the water little by little.And when the dough is warm enough to touch,form it to a dough with your hands.Remember to rub your palms with a bit of oil.Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave it aside for 10 minutes.Let the dough cool by itself.Once the dough is little warm.Using a Idiyappam press layer it to the greased idli plate and steam it for 5-7minutes.

  •  Serve hot with grated coconut and sugar/Coconut Milk/Veg Stew.

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