Rice Flour – 2 cups
I use Idiappam flour. You can also prepare this flour at home. Wash and soak raw rice(Pachari) for 3 hours. Grind it into a fine paste and cook it in steam with idly cookerlike how u prepare idly , then sqeeze the idlies into idiappam and serve it with grated coconut .
Water - 2 cups
Salt as required
Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Thick Coconut milk (for preparing side dish)
Sugar as required
Oil as required
1.Make a soft dough with rice powder/idiappam flour, salt and warm water.
2.Brush the idli stand cups with little oil.
3.Place a little dough in the omapodi mould and press over each cup of idli stand. Steam in the cooker for about 5 minutes.
4.Remove from idli stand and break the noodle shaped idiappam evenly
This can be made into Coconut idiappam, Tomato idiappam,lemon idiappm ( same as coconut rice or lemon rice ) or taken plain with coconut milk.
Method - Coconut Idiappam :
Mix grated coconut and sugar , add it with the plain idiappam and serve.