Idiyappam or Noolputt
- Row white rice( Pachari )-500 gm
- Grated coconut-1/2 coconut
- Salt: 3/4 tbs
- Hot Water -approximately 1 cup
Instructions to prepare flour:
Very nice rice flour as “pathiri folur” is required for idiyappam.
Either you can use ready made pathiri flour or prepare the flour very easily as follows:
Soak the the rice in water for 1 hour, then clean it properly using water(2 or 3 times). Wash out the rice, make it dry.
You can make flour with rice from flour mill or you can prepare the flour using mixer from home itself.
In a mixer grind the rice, make it very nice( pathiri flour ), remove all water from flour by heat the same in low flame. In a pan roast the flour and stir well for 6 to 7 minutes. No need to change the color of flour. just need to remove the water completely.
Boil water , Using this boiled water mix the rice powder( by adding required water) with salt,and Make a soft,non-sticky dough like “pathiri ” dough . Set aside.
In each idiyappam plate holes place 1 tbs of grated coconut.
In a “idiyappam maker” place required dough into the hole and press or rotate the handle into the idiyappam plate:
Based on the size of holes and plate, you can decide the thickness and size of idiyappam.
Fill all plates like this.
Steam water in idli cooker .
Then place all plate into idili pot(with the help of plate holder of idli pot). Steam it for 15 to 20 minutes. Then off the flame. After 5 minutes open the cooker and serve idiyappam into plate.
Serve with coconut milk.