Friday, December 19, 2008

Idiyappam - Coconut kurma / Rice Noodles - Coconut gravy

Idiyappam is a popular dinner/breakfast recipe in southern parts of india especially in tamilnadu & kerala. Its nothing but a steamed rice flour twigs. The dish is very soft and more apt for children.

For Idiyappam:

1. Rice flour - 2 cups
2. Salt - pinch
3. Lukewarm water (moderately hot) - 1/2 cup

1. Add salt to rice flour and mix well.
2. Add the water slowly and blend till soft dough is formed. Keep it aside.
3. Heat 4 cups of water in idli cooker and bring it to boil. Meantime grease the idli plates with oil. Once the water boils minimize the flame so that water remains in boiling hot but not boiling.
4. Put the dough in idiyappam maker (See below) and press gently and pull circles on the idli plate.

5. Close the cooker lid. After 10 mins check whether idiyappam is cooked by pressing a portion. Then remove from fire.

For Coconut kurma:

Idiyappam goes well with 4 diff side dishes.
1. Just sprinkle sugar, gingelly oil and grated coconut over idiyappam. Mix well and serve hot.
2. Boil 2 cups of coconut milk with 1/2 cup sugar and a pinch of cardamom powder. This is a good medicine for ulcer (paati vaithiyam) and other intestine problems. Just pour this milk over idiyappam and serve (like cereals :) )
3. Sothi - Indian liquid gravy recipe popular in tamilnadu.
4. Coconut kurma - follows....


-to grind
1. Coconut - 10 nos (small pieces) or grated coconut - 1/2 cup
2. Sombu / Saunf - 1 tbs
3. Jeera / seeragam - 1 tbs
4. Red chili - 3 nos
5. Garlic - 1 clove (optional)

-to cook
1. Coconut oil - 2 tbs
2. Cooking oil - 2 tbs
3. Mustard seeds + urad dal (white lentil) - 1 tbs
4. Big brown onion - 1/4 (finely chopped)
5. Tomato - 1/2 (finely chopped)
6. Green chili - 1 (sliced)
7. Pasi paruppu / Moong dal / green gram - 4 tbs
8. Salt to taste
9. Cilantro - few (washed and chopped) - optional

1. Wash and cook the pasi paruppu / moong dal in 1 cup of water and smash it. Keep this aside.
2. Grind everthing under -to grind
3. Heat the cooking oil in a pan and add mustard seeds + urad dal. Once mustard seeds splatters add onion + green chili and saute till onion is transparent. Add tomato and cook till its smashed. Then add the grinded paste + smashed moong dal. Add salt and blend this mixture.
4. When the mixture starts boiling add salt and cilantro. Cook for 7 more minutes.
5. Switch off the stove and sprinkle the coconut oil over it. Serve hot.
Tip: If u r a sour taste lover sprinkle some lemon juice on the kurma before serving.
Other: Such a delicious recipe but have to strive a bit. When compared to the taste worth taking pain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The cocunut kurma came out really really good.

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