How To Make Homemade Idiyappam Recipe - Rice Sevai Recipe
Homemade Idiyappam Recipe is made from freshly ground rice using a traditional Sevai maker. Learn how to make the idiyappam from scratch using this recipe.
Homemade Idiyappam also known as Sevai, is a traditional South Indian recipe that is made from freshly ground rice using a traditional Sevai Maker.
Sevai also known as savory rice noodles is a tiffin speciality in Tamil Brahmin households. There are many variations to this classic breakfast sevai: lemon sevai, coconut sevai, ell sevai, vella sevai, curd sevai and puli sevai. Sevai is also goes by the name of hoppers in Sri Lankan cuisine.
Nothing is more satisfying than making sevai from scratch. A very humble and simple dish, with little effort you can make these delicious rice noodles at home. When cooked, these rice noodle should taste like fresh rice with a tender but not mushy bite.
Serve the Homemade Idiyappam/ Sevai Recipe, for a South Indian breakfast or South Indian dinner along with Mixed Vegetable Korma or Kerala Olan Recipe with Pumpkin and Black Eyed Beans.
If you like the Homemade Idiyappam/ Sevai Recipe, you can try other Idiyappam recipes like
- 2 cups Rice
- Water , for soaking & grinding
- Salt , to taste
How to make How To Make Homemade Idiyappam Recipe - Rice Sevai Recipe
To begin making Idiyappam/Sevai Recipe, first wash and soak the rice in water, such that the rice is completely immersed in water.
Let it soak for about 2 hours. Transfer to a mixer and grind to get a smooth paste. It must be of semi-thick pouring consistency and not of a liquid consistency.
The next step is to make the steamed dumplings/ idli and then the make the idiyappam /sevai in the sevai maker.
Place the sevai/ idiyappam batter in greased idli molds and steam for 10 minutes. Once the rice idlis are steamed we will make the sevai.
The batter will begin to leave the sides of the pan and will form a thick shiny big ball of dough. This process will take about 15 to 20 minutes.
The next step is the press the hot idlis in the sevai/ idiyappam maker or the sevai maker or a press, also called as Sevai Nazhi.
This is the most crucial stage. The idlis should be hot when you press to make the noodles. If it turns cold you will not be able to press the dumplings to get the noodles.
Proceed to hot press one at a time by turns the wheels of the sevai nazhi to get the uber soft noodles.
Continue till you are done with all the sevai idli. Transfer the sevai/ idiyappam to a large bowl as and when you finish.
The homemade sevai/ idiyappam is now ready to be flavoured or eaten.
Serve the Homemade Idiyappam/ Sevai Recipe, for a South Indian breakfast or South Indian dinner along with Mixed Vegetable Korma or Kerala Olan Recipe with Pumpkin and Black Eyed Beans
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