Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rice Idiyappam (Rice Noodles)

Idiyappam (Rice Noodles) is a traditional, easy to digest dish prepared mostly for breakfast. As it is steam cooked, it is healthy and suits well for children. This rice noodles are very popular in south Indian states.


Rice (I used raw rice) – 2 cups soaked for 2 hours

Milk – ¼ cup

Salt – pinch

Sesame or any edible oil – 1 tea spoon


1. Wash and grind soaked rice to a very smooth paste with salt and milk to a pouring   
         consistency state by adding some water.

      2. Heat a pan, add this batter and stir in low flame continuously till it forms a lump or thick and   
          leaves sides

3. Add flour, until the mixture turns to smooth soft dough

4. Cover the bowl with a lid and allow to cool for 4 to 5 mins.

5.When it is warm, knead the dough with your hands into smooth dough.

6.Lightly grease the idiyappam press and the idiappam plate with cooking oil to prevent   

7. Spoon some dough into the idiyappam press , close with lid and squeeze the dough onto the  
     idiyappam plates ( if you don’t have idiyappam plate, you can also use idly plate ) in a   
     circular motion.

8. Now place the idiyappam plates in a steamer and steam cook it until done (approx 10 to12  
    mins )

9.  Allow it to cool and remove the idiyappams gently from the plate to a serving bowl.

Enjoy hot with coconut milk and sugar combo

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