Thursday, October 29, 2009

Idiyappam/Noolappam/Rice noodles

Idiyappam is a family favorite. After reaching US, for the first few months we couldn't find the rice flour to buy and so had to do without Idiyappam. Also, I didn't have a grinder at the time. The place where we stay have very few Indians, and Malayalis are a rarity. When we got introduced to our first Mallu friends I asked them where I could find the flour for puttu and idiyappam.  I was so excited when I saw these packets from Kerala sitting in the corner isle of the store suggested by our friend.

I don't want to bore you anymore,with the stories about a Mallu's difficulties in living without the classic breakfasts for a while :-). The recipe is very simple yet a bit tricky.You will have to play with the consistency of the prepared dough. I can give you only an approximate measurement. It varies from rice to rice .So good luck for the first timers..here we go

idiyappam

Ingredients

Rice flour for Idiyappam- ~350g
(If you are using a normal rice flour then fry it for a few minutes on medium heat before making the dough )
Salt- to taste
Boiling water- ~250ml
Grated coconut-1/2 cup

idiyappam

Method

1. Boil the water
2. Take the rice flour and salt in a big thick bottom vessel and mix it.
3.Keep this on low heat and start adding the boiling(yes, you read it correct it should be bubbling while you pour and be careful ) water while mixing with a spatula.
4. When you see that water is approximately enough switch off the heat and mix well.
5. Let it cool for a minute and mix it with your hand.
6.Make the idli plates ready with 1/2 spoon coconut on each impression of the idli plate.
7 Fill in the idiyappam maker with dough and press it into the idli plates
8.Steam it till the idiyappam is done.
9.Serve with egg curry, chicken curry or mutton curry. Vegetarians don't worry, you could have it with veg stew :-)

idiyappam

You could avoid coconut and then it will become a very healthy food :-)

Contributor: Namitha

30 comments:

  1. A new foodie with good pics. You made a helpful post for anyone who has difficulty finding rice noodles. Will try to make some time.

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  2. Oh.. I still don't have the idiappam achu to make this. Feel foolish for not having bought them with me. I am waiting to come to your place and eat a heavy load of this goodie.

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  3. nice clicks dear.........delicious dear...

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  4. the idiyappam looks wonderfully delicious and tempting.lovely pictures

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  5. excellent click dear!!!!
    Enikku kothi varunnu idiyyapam kandittu...ente idiyappam maker kanathe poyi :(

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  6. Same pinch nami..:)my all time fav..inikku innu breakfast idiyappam aayirunnu...athu kondu enikku kothiyavunnilla......urs looks delicious :D

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  7. Excellent pics especially the first picture.Idiyappam looks delicious.

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  8. This is my hubby's fav.He can eat this anytime.Yours looks perfect.Nice pics as always:)

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  9. Droolz! The idiyappam looks scrumptious! Would love to have it with kurma!

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  10. Adipoli idiyappam.nice click as usual...

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  11. Although it takes a lot of time for me to make this, the end result is always good... nice one...

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  12. Even I do this...bt very rarely I prepare at home....looks yum

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  13. I miss these idiappams a lot..used to have it during school days from friends tiffin..I dont have the mould :(

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  14. iddiappam r my fav...i do it atleast once a week...urs look so delicious...

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  15. Anshika: Thanks for visiting. Once you try, let me know :-)
    Sunitha & Sarah: Come here and I will be more than happy to make them for you ;-)
    Prasu, Kitchen queen,Sangee, Padhu,Sree, Nandini,Vrinda,Anupama, Prathibha, Soma..thanks...
    Sushma:I make it often too..:-)

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  16. They looks so good. Coconut is healthy too, they help in weight loss and host of health benefits. I would love to have it with lots of coconut & veggie stew.

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  17. Lovely iddiappam, I love to eat it with just sweetened coconut milk!

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  18. Had idiappam many times, but your photographs make me long for it.

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  19. Gorgeous click..Just love idiyappams with grated coconut and sugar..

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  20. Idiappam is my favourite dish, but its little difficult for me to prepare. Your idiappam looks excellent dear!

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  21. No, no... keep the coconut, please :D

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  22. Very neat click,making me hungry for some.My first time here. You have a very beautiful blog..

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  23. the best steamed food that anyone can have.,so soft and it just melst in ur mouth. nice click

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  24. A to Z vegetarian : I do agree with you. But there is a heated discussion going on about cholesterol and coconut. Still I would have it with coconut ;-)
    Meeso: Yes,no probs :D
    Others: Thanks for the encouraging words :-)

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  25. This is one of my fav dishes. I too had no clue we would find the flour here, so had lots before leaving to come here. Now its a regular breakfast for us.

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  26. Looks picture perfect,it goes on well with sodhi .

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  27. Oh boy!It is so good!Love it

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  28. Good one...mouth-watering...its been soooo long since, we have had this too..Thanks for posting..will make it sometime.

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  29. My all time favorite,looks yummy

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  30. one of my favourite morning breakfast....looks yum yum!!!! and delicious ....nice clicks...

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