Idiyappam or String Hoppers are made in steaming process. It is a common breakfast food item in Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, lakshadweep and Sri Lanka. Idiyappam served with vegetable curries, Korma, chicken curry, egg curry etc. Idiyappam is a soft food and small children, old people. It is the traditional food recipes of Kerala.
Rice flour – 2 cups, dry roast for 7-8 mints on low flame
Boiling water – 2 cups
Ghee or oil 1/2 teaspoon
Grated coconut1/2 cup
Salt as taste
Boil the water along with ghee and salt. Slowly pour the hot water (2 cups) little by little into the rice flour and mix with a wooden spoon. It will be difficult to mix but try to bring it all together. Place lid and leave aside for 15 minutes. Let it cool for little time. Divide the dough into equal portions. Grease the idiyappam maker and the idli plates. Sprinkle little grated coconut into each depression of the idli plate. Place the dough into the idiyappam maker. Close the lid and hand press the dough into swirls onto the idli plates. Steam for 12-15 minutes and allow cooling a bit. Serve warm with either sweetened coconut milk, Stew, Chicken or Egg curry, sumber as you like.
Don’t make too many layers while making because the flour will not get cook.
If the first batch is steaming in process use a wet cloth to cover the dough otherwise it will become dry soon.