How To Make Idiyappam, Kerala style sevai recipe
This is the best food that tastes good, healthy and easily digestible. Made from rice atta, this can be given to people of all age like small kids to senior citizens and even those who have digestion problems and patients. It is double baked making it most healthy and taste can be varied based on individual choice.
Kids will also like this as it is different to look and can be garnished to make it attractive. Idiyappam is one of the most favorite traditional foods of Kerala and Karnataka, which is getting back to the kitchen after a short gap.
Here I am giving the recipe for this yummy food in a simple way so that you can try it at home.
- Rice Flour – 1 Cup
- Salt – one pinch
- Oil – 3 spoons
- Water – 2 cups
Add one cup of water to 1 cup rice flour and make a paste. In a thick bottomed vessel heat ½ cup of water with 1 spoon oil and salt. When the water starts boiling add the flour paste and keep stirring continuously to make a homogeneous paste. When it is done, add the balance ½ cup water and close with a lid and leave it on low flame for 5 minutes. Now open the lid and stir till the water gets mixed to form the homogeneous dough. Switch off the stove and allow some time to cool. When it is cool, knead the dough with 2 spoons oil and make small round balls.
Now in a wide mouthed vessel take 3-4 cups of water and boil it. Add these balls into the boiling water and wait for 5 minutes. When the balls are hot, pick it with a spoon and put it in the Idiyappam machine and press it to form noodles.
Yummy, soft and healthy Idiyappam is ready. This is the base which is bland. Hence we need to add spices to it as per our choice. We can make it sweet or spicy and both will be good.
- Sweet versions: You can add grated coconut, jaggery and garnish it with cashew and raisins. It can also be relished with Coconut and jaggery kheer. Some people add jaggery and Fried white sesame seed powder to this which gives a unique taste.
- The spicy version: Take some oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, after they splutter add 2-3 green chilies, a little turmeric, curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves. Add idiyappam to this and add little salt and lemon juice to taste. Garnish with cashew and/ or groundnut.
- Some people eat it with coconut milk mixed with jaggery and boiled, some with chutney which also tastes awesome.
The main benefit of Idiyappam is that it is double baked and soft hence easy to digest. If you have Idiyappam pressing machine, it is very easy to prepare this and kids will also love this for its looks.
Kerala dishes are incomplete without coconut. So adding coconut milk for cooking Idiyappam instead of water makes it tastier and softer. You can use kneader to knead the dough to get a smooth texture.