You can replace kuthiraivali with any millet variety like samai / thinai or varagu.I had kuthiraivali in hand so wanted to use that up but am planning to try sweet idiyappam with other millets, will sure post them soon.Don’t underestimate by the look of this idiyappam, if you like idiyappam then this is a must try as its healthy too.The idiyappam tastes good by itself , you can even serve it with sambar or chutney.
I am quite thrilled and excited as its mittus bday tomorrow the one day I look forward each year….:) Though we ordered her party cake from the bakery, I usually bake a cake for her which is a small sentiment for me as a mother to bake atleast a simple cake for her which she also looks forward. Now the cake is baking…so fingers crossed. 🙂 I will come back a day after with all the celebration stories and ofcourse with a special recipe.
Kuthiraivali Idiyappam Recipe
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: World
Kuthiraivali (or any millet variety) – 1 cup
Big Onion – 1 finely chopped
Coconut(grated) – 1 tbsp
Water – as required
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 3/4 tsp
Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp
Jeera – 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies – 1 chopped
Curry Leaves – a small sprig
- Dry roast the millet till slightly browed as shown.Cool down and grind it to a fine powder(as fine as possible).Set aside.
- Boil water and add it to little by little to the millet powder till it gathers together.Mix well with a laddle, once its hand bearable hot, gather it together to a smooth dough.
- Take your idiyappam press, Pinch a ball from the dough and fill it in the idiyappam press.Grease the idiyappam steamer plate then press it in circular motion to fill the steamer plate.Don’t crowd it.
- In the idli steamer pour water and place the idiyappam steamer plate above it and steam it for 8-10mins.Turn over to remove the idiyappam, then spread it in a plate.Once cooled down, crumble it so that the strings get separated.
- Heat oil – add the items listed under to temper let it splutter.Then add onion and fry till golden brown.Add required salt.Now add idiyappam and mix well.Saute well till its blended well.Add coconut and switch off.
Serve hot / warm.
- Grind the millet to a fine powder else pressing will become difficult and you will not get continuous fine strings.So make sure to grind it as fine as possible.
- You can replace kuthirai vali with any millet of your choice like samai,varagu or thinai.
- I pressed and steamed in 2 batches as the dough was more.
- I have not given the water quantity as it might differ depending on the texture of flour.
- You can even add sugar,coconut and elachi powder to make sweet idiyappam.Replace sugar with jaggery if you like.
- You can add lemon juice to make it lemon sevai.Use your ideas to create your own variety of sevai.