Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ellu Idiyappam & Ellu Podi : Two-in-one Recipe

Idiyappam (String Hoppers)is a specialty main course breakfast dish for Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Idiyappam is also called as sevai, noolappam or noolputtu. Idiyappam can be served with Coconut Milk, Vegetable Kurma or Coconut Milk Stew. Idiyappam can also be flavoured with coconut, lemon, sesame etc.Idiyappam, in general is made out of rice flour but it can also be prepared in a healthy way with Ragi flour.

Ellu or Sesame or Gingelly is rich in Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and dietary fiber. The Sesame has a very unique substances called Sesamin and Sesamolin. These two help in reducing the cholesterol level.

Ellu Idiyappam is a delicious and healthy dish. To prepare Ellu idiyappam, first you have to prepare Ellu Podi (Sesame Spice Mix). Once you prepare the podi, you can easily mix it with idiyappam. Podi can also be enjoyed with rice. Ellu podi can also be prepared in large quantity and stored in air-tight container.





Ingredients :

For Ellu Podi / Sesame spice mix :

1. Black Sesame Seeds (Karuppu Ellu) - 1 tbs
2. White Sesame Seeds (Vellai Ellu) - 1/2 tbs
3. Urad Dhal (Ulunthu) - 1 tsp
4. Channa Dhal (Kadala Paruppu) - 1/2 tsp
5. Red Chilly - 2 or 3
6. Salt - Needed Qty

Dry roast all the above ingredients except salt. Dry grind with needed amount of salt. Keep aside.

For Ellu Idiyappam :

1. Broken Idiyappam - 2 Cups (Frozen or Fresh). Click here for cooking procedure.
2. Ellu Podi
3. Sesame Seeds oil/Gingelly Oil/Nallennai - 1 tbs

Procedure :

1. Mix all the above ingredients together.

2. If needed seasonw with mustard, urad dhal and curry leaves.

3. Serve with coconut chutney.





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Usli Idiyappam

17 comments:

LK said...

different and new to me thanks for sharing

Paaka Shaale said...

A very different Idiyappam recipe. Would love to try it sometime :)

Kairali sisters said...

Different idiyapom, looks yumm and the new layout looks cool Nithu...

Mahi said...

ellu idiyappam looks yummy! Presentation is nice nithu.porumaiyaa decorate panniyirukkeengka. :)

template looks nice too!

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely presentation gal :)

I m still due to have idiyapam at a malayali friend's house....

Do sneak a peek in my space when time permits.

Cheers
Sandhya

Priya (elaichii) said...

Looks delish! My mom used to make ellu podi sevai with jaggery! savory one must be yummier!

Nithya said...

Very well decorated :) looks yummy :)

Biny Anoop said...

very innovative and new recipe.
great share.
Biny

Torviewtoronto said...

looks yummy

Priya said...

New template looks fabulous...Wonderful looking Idiyappam and ellu podi ..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

new template & recipe looks nice as well as cute presentation...

Padma said...

New look of the blog looks good. Nice recipe. Looks tempting and nice photo.

Priya Sreeram said...

nice recipe and fab pics.

Amritha Kalyani said...

very interesting. unique dish. will def try.. looks delicious.

jeyashrisuresh said...

my mom used to make this, but i have never tried this. looks very yum and nicely presented

srividhya Ravikumar said...

looks yummy nithu and i love your template...

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Ellu idiyappam looks tempting..