Idiyappam with egg stew

String hoppers is a culinary specialty in Kerala and Tamilnadu. It is also popular in certain areas of Sri Lanka. It is also called noolappam or noolputtu from the Tamil word for string, nool, but is most commonly known as idiyappam or string hoppers. It is made of rice flour or wheat flour, salt and water. It is generally served as the main course at breakfast or dinner together with a curry (potato, egg, fish or meat curry) and coconut chutney. It is also served with sweetened coconut milk in Malabar region of Kerala. It is not usually served at lunch. Using wheat flour in preparation gives it a brownish hue.

Rice flour-2cups
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
cumin powder-1tsp(optional)
Boil the water.Mix rice flour,cumin powder and salt.Add this to the boiling water.Mix well.The powder will become a starchy and lumpy dough.Now put the steamer with water on flame.

Using a noodle maker Press this dough through it to form string hopper into trays that can go into the steamer.Sprinkle grated coconut on top.Steam it for 10 mins,
Your Idiyappam is ready!!!

Stews are the best combination with Idiyappams.I made egg and potato stew but you may substitue it with chicken,beef or  vegetables.

Eggs-3 boiled
Potatoes-2,cubed and cooked
Onion-1large,finely sliced lengthwise
ginger-1/2 inch,finely chopped
garlic-2 to 3 cloves,finely chopped
green chillies-2 slit lengthwise
curry leaves-1sprig
coriander powder-1tsp
garam masala-1tsp
coconut milt-1/2 cup
mustard seeds-1tsp
pepper powder-1/2 tsp
salt as per taste.
water-1/2 cup
Heat oil in a pan,splutter the mustard seeds.Add onion,ginger,garlic,green chillies and curry leaves.saute it till onions are tranlucent.Add the coriander and garam masala powder.Give a stir.Now add the potatoes.pour the water and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.Cut the eggs into half.add this and then add the coconut milk.Switch off the flame and Sprinkle pepper powder on top.

Serve hot !!!!!!


Torviewtoronto said...

we make curry and idiyappam the same way never put coconut on top although we a have coconut sambal that we serve

Shalini said...

hi biny, delicious idiyappam n egg stew. wish to have some cheers:)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Aw! That reminds me of home. My mom used to make this exact combination, which I love a lot. I never get those days back. Looks lovely with good instructions.

Nitha said...

Yummy.. Love the combo..

Kairali sisters said...

My fav breakfast too Biny..perfect combo...

Satya said...
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Satya said...

wow awesome ya...ur idiyappam looks superb ..by seeing urs my hubby dear is complaining to me why i am not making idiyappam for him as he love it ...i think i should try it now ...thanks for sharing biny ,n ur egg stew looks delicious too ..love the combo ..yummy


Pushpa said...

Idiyappan with egg stew sounds and looks delicious...

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Roshan said...

yummy...love this great combination.....picture of the stew is awesome..

Treat and Trick said...

Great combo, looks so yummy dear..

Jaisy James said...

wow looks delicious

ayushthecook said...

Biny, that is such a cool recipe and it looks so beautiful - sunshine in a bowl!!


aipi said...

That looks like an amazing meal..both the dishes look perfect..you are a great cook Biny!

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Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy breakfast..egg stew recipe sounds great..will soon this combo a try

Jincy said...

idiyappam and egg stew look great..