Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam

Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam – step by step preparation of the rice flour and idiyappam which will be an all time favourite recipe at home. This can be served with coconut milk and sweet or with any other side dish like Kaaikari ThirakkalKatharikkai kosumalli Breakfast Sambar recipe or Chettinad Kosumalli.

More information in the link – Idiyappam – wikipedia

First let us see how to prepare the rice flour. You can use idiyappam rice flour available in the market also. I make this flour on my own.

Preparation of idiyappam flour:-

1. Soak raw rice in water for one hour.

Raw rice soaked in water
Raw rice soaked in water

2. Drain water and dry the wet rice spreading on a newspaper or tissue paper overnight.

Drying wet rice on a paper
Drying wet rice on a paper

3. Now grind this rice to a fine powder either in a mixie at home or in a rice mill.

Ground rice flour in a mixie
Ground rice flour in a mixie

4. Sieve it through a fine mesh.

Serving rice flour
Serving rice flour

5. Now you can add a cup of rice flour to a pan and roast until the flour becomes hot when you touch.

Roasting rice flour
Roasting rice flour

6. Same way you can roast all the remaining flour, cool down to room temperature by spreading in a newspaper for 10-15 minutes and then store it in a container.

Roasted rice flour in a newspaper
Roasted rice flour in a newspaper

Idiyappam preparation:-

Ingredients:-

  • rice flour – 1 cup (roasted)
  • water – 1.5 cup
  • gingely oil / nal ennai – 1 tsp
  • salt – 1/2 tsp (optional. I usually do not add salt at first so that some Idiyappam can be used to make sweet and the rest to make masala Idiyappam to which I add salt during that process)

1. Heat water with gingely oil in a container.

Heating water along with gingely oil
Heating water along with gingely oil

2. When water boils, pour it in the bowl containing rice flour.

Rice flour mixed with boiling water
Rice flour mixed with boiling water

3. Mix well using a ladle and close it with a lid. Leave it for 10 minutes.

Idiyappam flour closed with lid
Idiyappam flour closed with lid

4. After 10 minutes, open it and mix well with your hands touching water. Make cylindrical balls to put it into a kitchen press.

Idiyappam dough made into cylindrical balls
Idiyappam dough made into cylindrical balls

5. Put the dough into kitchen press and keep it ready. Put Idiyappam pan in a stove. Place a wet cloth in the Idiyappam plate.

Idiyappam pan in a stove
Idiyappam pan in a stove

6. Now make Idiyappam using the kitchen press with the smallest holes.

Idiyappam press
Idiyappam press

7. Cook Idiyappam in pan (steam) for 10 minutes.

Steaming Idiyappam in a pan
Steaming Idiyappam in a pan

8. After 10 minutes transfer Idiyappam to a plate.

Cooked Idiyappam
Cooked Idiyappam

9. Now you can disperse it in a bowl and serve it directly with any side dish or you can temper it.

Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam -Cooked Idiyappam
Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam -Cooked Idiyappam

Preparing masala Idiyappam:-

Ingredients:-

  • oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • urad dal / ulundham Paruppu – 1 tsp
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
  • green chillies – 2 (slit)
  • curry leaves – few
  • buttermilk – 1/2 cup
  • salt – to taste

Method:-

1. Chop onion, slit green chillies, collect curry leaves, mix salt with butter milk and keep the ingredients ready.

Salt mixed with buttermilk
Salt mixed with buttermilk

2. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan, add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dal.

Seasoning in pan
Seasoning in pan

3. When it turns golden add chopped onion and green chillies and sauté for few minutes till it turns pale.

Chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves added
Chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves added

4. Now add Buttermilk mixed with salt. Switch off as soon as it starts curdling.

Buttermilk and salt added
Buttermilk and salt added

5. Pour the contents into prepared and dispersed Idiyappam in the bowl and mix well without breaking Idiyappam. You can also put the Idiyappam into the fry pan, switch off the stove and then mix well without breaking.

Idiyappam added to fry pan
Idiyappam added to fry pan
Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam
Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam

6. Serve along with any side dish of your wish like kuruma, Kosumalli or sambar.

Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam
Idiyappam recipe | Rice flour idiyappam

 

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