Nirapara / Double Horse Idiyappam (Sevai / String Hoppers / Noolappam)
Bamboo moulds available @ Handicrafts exhibition centres / small scale coir showroom in Kerala / Chennai / also in Sri Lanka !!
Serves : 2 - 3
Makes : 10 in normal steel idiyappam stand (or 4 in small size bamboo mould 2 in big size bamboo mould)
1 cup / 200 ml raw rice flour (Nirapara / Double Horse brand Appam / Idiyappam podi), sieve rice flour
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ghee / oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon extra oil to grease idiyappam machine and bamboo mould
1/4 cup grated coconut ( optional )
In a deep bowl , boil water with salt and ghee / oil. When the water starts boiling, lower the heat, add sieved rice flour and mix well until combined with water. Use thick tablespoon to mix rice flour. Keep aside to cool for 10 minutes and knead to a soft dough. Divide it into lemon sized balls.
Lightly grease the idiyappam mould with 1 teaspoon oil and put 2 lemon sized portions of the rice dough.
Press/ extrude out the dough (resembling the noodles ) - while moving the mould in a small circle to form a small mount of noodles - onto each of the greased bamboo mould / idiyappam stand / idli steamer and sprinkle grated coconut ( optional ).
(If using bamboo mould – Wipe each bamboo mould with a kitchen towel. Grease each bamboo mould with ½ teaspoon oil. Clean bamboo mould after use, clean nicely with a soft brush, wash and wipe each mould with a kitchen towel. Keep outside until it dry).
Steam for about 10 - 12 minutes in a steamer / pressure cooker ( without weight ) / National-slow cooker or till done. Serve with stew / korma or chicken curry.