Monday, June 5, 2017

Idiyappam | String Hoppers

  • Rice Flour / Idiyappam flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - as required


➤  First, add the oil to the water and bring it to a boil. Once the water starts to boil, turn off the flame.
➤ Take the idiyappam flour or rice flour in a mixing bowl. To that, add the boiled water little by little.

➤ Mix well with a laddle to form a slightly sticky soft dough.
 Take the idiyappam press and lightly grease the press with oil to avoid stickiness.


➤ Take a portion of the dough, make cylindrical shape and place it inside the greased idiyappam press.
➤ Take the steamer plate and place a damp cloth on the plate and then squeeze the dough.

➤ Now Gently press the idiyappam dough onto the steamer plate.


➤ Steam the idiyappam for about 5 mins, until cooked through. 

➤ Allow it to cool for a while and carefully remove the idiyappam from the steamer plate.
and transferring to a serving plate.

➤ Serve hot with spicy vegetable kurma and sweetened coconut milk.

Chicken Drumsticks Fry


For marinate:-
  • Chicken drumsticks - 2 nos, large size
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder -1/2 teaspoons 
  • Cumin powder - 1/4 teaspoons
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
For Fry:-
  • Onion - 1 large size, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 and 1/2 teaspoons
  • Green chillies - 3 nos
  • Curry leaves - 1 string
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil - 5 tablespoons
  • Coriander leaves - for garnishing and serving

  • Wash and peel the skin of the chicken drumsticks.Using a sharp knife to make slits on the surface.
  • Put the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder, lemon juice, salt and chicken drumsticks and oil in a large re-sealable plastic bag. 
  • Close the bag and shake the bag to coat evenly. Freeze for up to 30 minutes.

To make chicken drumsticks Fry:-
  • Heat oil in frying pan. Add cumin seeds, green chillies and curry leaves to it. Let it splutter.

  • Add onion and ginger garlic paste. Fry till the raw smell disappears.
  • Now add marinated chicken drumsticks. Stir well.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and cover it. 

  • Cook for 10-15 minutes in low flame. Flip them inbetween. 

  • Turn off the heat when the chicken drumsticks are completely cooked.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot.