Idiyappam (Sevai - String Hopper)

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup ( 200 g ) - raw rice flour, dry roasted
  • 1.75 cups - water
  • 1/2 tsp - ghee / oil
  • 1.5 tsp - extra oil
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/4 cup - grated coconut ( optional )

How to Make Idiyappam (Sevai - String Hopper)

  • In a pan, boil water with salt and ghee / oil. When the water starts boiling, add rice flour and mix well.
  • Keep aside for cooling for 10 minutes.
  • Add a tsp of oil to the mix and knead to a soft dough. Divide it into lemon sized balls.
  • Lightly grease the idiyappam mould and put 2 lemon sized portions of the rice dough.
  • Press out the dough (resembling the noodles) - while moving the mould in a small circle to form a small amount of noodles - on to each of the idiyappam stand / idli steamer. Sprinkle grated coconut (optional).
  • Steam for about 10 - 12 minutes in a steamer / pressure cooker ( without weight ) / national-slow cooker or till done.
  • Serve with stew / korma or chicken curry.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World