Thursday, September 10, 2015

Idiyappam/Nool Puttu/String hoppers with Vegetable Stew/Ishtu - Breakfast Combo from Kerala

Today we are visiting our neighboring state, Kerala. Lush green wrapped state, known for its scenic beauty and backwaters and not to forget the coconut trees!!!    I actually planned for Palappam and vegeable stew for our breakfast, but then forget to do the preps for he same. So, i switched to Idiyappam , a culinary staple, in Tamilnadu, Kerala, some parts of karnataka and also in our neighboring country Srilanka.
The best breakfast next to idly, especially when you are with a bad stomach or at a place where you feel the food might not be good to your system. Since it is rice and steamed it does no harm to one's gut. It is also a quick to make breakfast at home. There are many varieties, that can be made with this simple string hoppers, savory, sweet, lemon, coconut and the list is endless. I made a simple idiyappam and served it the famous Vegetable ishtu/vegetable stew
Ingredients 

1.5 cups rice flour 

1.5 cups water 
Salt to taste


Method 

  • In a deep pan take rice flour and salt together and dry roast it well. The flour should be hot. 
  • Remove it from stove. In another pan boil water.  Water should start boiling, remove it from the stove.
  • Now carefully pour the hot water into the flour and mix it with a wooden spoon to incorporate well. The flour should turn wet.
  • Let it sit for 2 minutes  and bearable hot to touch and knead. Knead it to a soft dough. Keep the dough covered with a damp cloth, so it doesn't dry out.

  • Keep the steamer ready on the stove. Take the idly plate or idiyappam plate, grease it well with oil. Divide the dough into 4 or 5 equal portions
  • Put a portion of dough into the idiyappam press and squeeze swirls of dough on to each idly mould. Steam cook it for 6-8  minutes. Take it off the steamer and serve it hot with vegetable stew.




15 comments:

  1. I always try to make indiappam. All the time the mixture a get very hard or very loose. Ending with unhappy movement. Please help ne😒

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    1. Hi Kumari, sorry for the late reply. Didn't know how i missed your comment. I too have had my bad day's with idiyappam. The water quantity should be correct and also it has to be a little warm while you press it. Hope this helps you. let me know how it turns out next time.

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  2. I thought the batter /dough needs to be fermented for idiyappam. But this is so easy and does not require any pre-prepping. Bookmarked

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  3. its tempting !! please pass me that plate Priya.. I cant get myself to use that murrukku achchu at all :-)) lazy me !!

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  4. Oh how i love these , but lazy to make ! I made for Sri Lanka , but nothing to beat these delicate ones, these string hoppers look melt in the mouth kinds . Beautifully made Priya .

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  5. Idiyappam looks so beautiful and neat. bookmarked.

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  6. Wow, wish i get some idiyappam with some ishtu, just love ishtu but never had them with idiyappams, now u r pulling me to make some.

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  7. Love idiyappam and made a couple of versions. Beautifully plated.

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  8. So beautifully cooked Priya..I love this dish!

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  9. wow yum. You have got the idiappam perfectly

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  10. My all time favorite.. Well made Priya.

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  11. I can have this for my all three meals my favorite looks yummm....

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  12. Wow you have got them to the right delicate strings. Mine were big fat .... Your look yum Priya.

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  13. Love this plate full of idiyappam. It is really light on stomach and am craving for some right now..

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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