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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Stuffed Idiyappam Baskets

Idiyappam or noolappam is a breakfast specialty in Tamilnadu,Kerala and Coastal areas of Karnataka.It is most commonly known as idiyappam or string hoppers. It is made of rice flour or wheat flour,salt and water. It is generally served as the main course at breakfast or dinner together with a curry (potato, egg, fish or meat curry). It is also served with sweetened coconut milk in Malabar region of Kerala.This can done and served without much effort in family get-togethers and on special occasions.This Idiyappam baskets r done - stuffing the corn masala inside and steam-cooking after that.U can also stuff grated coconut and sugar.U can try this recipe with Noodles .Try this breakfast or evening snack recipe at home.Bon Appetit!.

Stuffed Idiyappam Baskets


2 cups of raw-rice flour
2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp salt

For the Stuffing :

50 gms sweet corn kernels
sprouted chickpeas
1 tomato - chopped fine
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp subji powder
few chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp oil
1 onion chopped fine


1.Heat oil in a kadai,add chopped onion,tomato and ginger garlic paste.
2.Stir cook for 3 mins atleast and add chopped vegies,subji powder,salt,coriander leaves and stir cook for 3-4 mins and the rest will get done whilesteam-cooking.
3.Knead into a smooth dough-mixing rice flour with hot water,ghee and salt.
4.Fill it in an 'idiyappam press/sieve' with the dough and press it on to banana leaves and steam or press it directly on to a greased idli cooker plates little,stuff 2 tsp of veg-dry masala over it and again press thru the Idiyappam over the masala and seal the ends by pressing with a spoon.Steam-cook for 8-10 minutes.
5.Add a little grated coconut on top before steaming for fine taste.
6.It can also be made using wheat flour and without ghee added as done in Sri Lanka.

This recipe is submitted to the on-going Event 'Serve it Steamed' @ Krithi's Kitchen and Taste and See.


cookingvarieties said...

hi and how are you? my oh my your recipes leeps gettoing more and more delicious, will be great if i can follow. may be its not so easy to do huh.. cheers and have a nice day

Saru Singhal said...

This is something very nice...looks delicious, thanks for sharing...

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Cookingvarieties,Thanks for dropping in a sweet comment.Cheers.
@ Saru!.Thanks for visiting back to leave a feedback.Thanks again.

Rituparna said...

I love idiappam. I have to try this one soon.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot Ritu for dropping in.

DV said...

fantastic idea!! healthy food being steamed and it has proteins from chickpeas as well!! what more to ask for?