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Idiyappam / String hoppers            

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Idiyappam / String Hoppers is one of the common breakfast or dinner among all south Indian families. When it comes to veg, Idiyappam goes out well with Vegetable stew and with egg it goes out well with Muttai curry or egg roast and with non-veg it goes out well with Paya (lamb Leg Curry) or Chicken kurma or any stew or Chicken salna. Most commonly it is served with grated coconut and sugar or Coconut milk and sugar for babies above 8 months. Also Idiyappam is one of my all-time favorite food with grated coconut and sugar for breakfast and with lamb leg curry or Paya for dinner. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 2 cups
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Hot boiling water – 4 cups

Making of Idiyappam / String Hoppers –

Preparation:

  • Boil the water, make sure that water should be boiled well (until you get bubbles) otherwise idiyappam would not be soft.
  • Take the rice flour and salt in a mixing bowl, pour the boiling water little by little and start kneading the dough with a flat ladle.
  • The consistency is very important in this recipe – make sure it should be too watery or too thick.
  • Grease your idiyappam with oil, take a small portion of the small dough and drop it to the idiyappam press, gently give a press and check for the flow, if it’s hard to press, pour little boiling water and knead the dough again.
  • Pour water in the steamer or idly pot and heat until the water starts boiling.
  • Gently press idiyappam over the steamer plate and steam it until it’s cooked.
  • Once its cooked, remove from fire and transfer it to bowl.

Serve hot with Paya (lamb leg curry) or vegetable stew or chicken stew or muttai curry /Egg gravy.

 

 

Wheat Parotta

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Parotta is one of the most famous dinner for Tuticorin, from the evenings till late night you can find atleast a single parotta stall in each and every nook and corner of the street. There are 4 to 5 hotels, were these parotta’s are very famous and each of them make their own style of Salna for this parotta. Whenever I am too my hometown, most of the time it would parotta for our dinner. These parotta’s are prepared with all-purpose flour, but I have tried making it with Wheat flour.

Wheat parotta is good compared to all-purpose flour/maida in healthwise, but the taste wise I would opt for all-purpose flour parotta. Soon will update the recipe for the other parotta, let me share the recipe…

Taking my most favorite dish to Fiesta Friday #131 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner. Co-Hosts – Su’s Healthy Living and Laura-Feast Wisely

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour/Atta – 3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Take the wheat flour/atta in a wide mouth bowl, along with salt. Mix it well.
  • Pour water little by little and start kneading the dough, when it’s almost done.
  • Pour a tbsp of oil and knead for 5 mins or until the flour absorbs the oil.
  • Pour another tbsp of oil and knead for another 5 to 10 mins, and drizzle a tsp of oil over the dough and let is rest for 5 mins.
  • Take a small portion of the dough, roll it to a ball (lemon size), and keep it aside. Continue this process for the whole dough.
  • In the workspace, start flattening the dough with a rolling pin and then lift one corner of the flour and start folding them in zig zag.
  • Once it’s done, take the folded dough and roll it to a circle, drizzle little oil over the dough and keep it aside.
  • Continue the same process for the whole dough, cover with a plate and let it rest for 20 mins.
  • Heat a tawa, grease it with oil, now gently flatten the rolled dough and place it over the tawa.
  • Drizzle little oil along the sides, swap and cook both sides for 3 to 4 mins or until it’s cooked.

Serve hot with Chicken Salna or Chicken Kurma or Veg kurma or any curry of your choice. I have served it with Chicken salna / Curry.

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Adai with leftover rice / Leftover rice recipe / Leftover rice Adai recipe

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Got leftover rice for dinner from lunch, but you want to have tiffin, don’t worry check out this adai recipe for a yummy dish from the leftover rice.

Usually we don’t have rice for dinner, due to the cold weather, we can’t consume it after fermenting with water for the next day breakfast. So thought of trying out this adai, also it came out well – crispy and soft. The only important thing you need to do here is this adai would take little time to cook and also it should be cooked in medium flame. Let me share the recipe…

Do check out my Plain Adai recipe, Murungai Keerai Adai recipe/Moringa Leaves Adai Banana flower Adai recipe / Vazhaipoo Adai recipe, Egg Adai recipe / Mutta Adai.

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Preparation Time – 10 mins

Cooking Time – 10 mins

Serves – 3 nos

1 cup – 160 ml

Ingredients:

  • Leftover Rice – 1 cup
  • Besan/Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour – 3 tbsp
  • Rava/Semolina – 1 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Chillipowder – ¼ tsp
  • Eno (original flavor) – ¾ tsp
  • Curd/Yogurt – 3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – for frying

Preparation:

  • Mash the leftover rice with your hands, be sure there should be no lumps.
  • Add in rava and besan, mix all these together.
  • Pour in the curd/yogurt and eno powder, mix them well together.
  • Pour in little water, mix it well and bring them to a dosa consistency.
  • Sprinkle the asafetida, salt and add the onions, curry leaves. Mix well.
  • Heat tawa and rub with oil, spoon the batter and slightly spread it (it should be thick).
  • Cook in low flame for 3 mins, gently swap the side of the adai and cook for another 3 mins.
  • Drizzle little oil along the sides and cook until it turns golden brown.

Serve hot with Chutney, Idly chilli powder and Sambar.