Another breakfast item which is very common in South India, usually made with rice powder.
1. Fine Rice Flour – 2 cups
I use Swad brand rice powder which is very fine in which nothing will be left over as particles while sieved. If you can get Idiappam podi that’ll be better. OR You can prepare the rice flour at home.Wash the rice(Pachari) well and soak in water for few hours. Drain well and allow it to dry under sun. Powder it to a fine powder and dry roast it in a wok without burning by continuously stirring them).
2. Water – approx 2 cups
3. Salt – as needed
4. Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
5. Oil – 1 tsp.
1. Boil 2 cups of water with enough salt.
2. Pour in the rice powder into it and mix well.
3. Knead it into a smooth dough.
4. When the dough cools down a bit which makes it handle wit hands, apply little oil over the dough and make a big ball out of it.
5. Put a small ball of dough into the idiyappam maker and turn the handle of the idiyappam maker on the idly moulds or idiyappam making perforated plates, which are greased with oil.
6. Add grated coconut on top of the idiyappam.
7. Steam the idly maker or idiyappam steamer for 8-10 minutes.
8. Serve warm with kadala curry, stew or any gravy dishes. Goes well as a breakfast as well as dinner.
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