Thinai idiyappam | Foxtail millet string hoppers-How to make-Step by step photos


Thinai idiyappam


Cuisine Style: TamilNadu, South India | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 3 | Take with: Kurma, chutney, sambar, pickles, chips | Type: Breakfast, dinner

Ingredients

  • Thinai arisi maavu [Foxtail millet flour] – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Gingelly oil – 1 tbsp

For seasoning

  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Salt to taste
  • Idli podi – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp

Preparation Method

  • Dry roast Foxtail millet flour for a min.[Optional].
  • In a bowl add roasted Foxtail millet flour, salt, & water mix well & make batter without lumps.[dosa batter consistency, Don’t let it for fermentation].
  • Heat idli cooker with water & let it boil.
  • Grease idli plates with gingelly oil.
  • Pour Foxtail millet batter in idli plates, cover lid & steam it for 10 minutes.
  • Then de-mould idlis using sharp spoon and transfer to a plate.
  • In an idiyappam kuzhal fill the idlis then just press or squeeze.
  • Once it’s ready sprinkle idli podi and lemon juice then serve hot with Salna, Kurma, coconut milk or chutney.
  • Method 2:- Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds & let it splutter then add curry leaves fry.
  • Then add prepared thinai idiyappam, idli podi & salt mix well then serve hot.

Tip

  • You can make lemon thinai idiyappam, tamarind thinai idiyappam, tomato thinai idiyappam, coconut thinai idiyappam, thinai idiyappam upma & thinai idiyappam pulavo… variations with this prepared plain idiyappam.

How to make thinai idiyappam[sandavai,string hoppers]-Step by step photos

In a bowl add foxtail millet/ thinai flour and salt mix wellIn a bowl add foxtail millet/ thinai flour and salt mix well

Add water mix wellAdd water mix well

Make dosa batter consistency & dont let it for fermentation.Make dosa batter consistency & dont let it for fermentation.

Pour thinai batter in each cavityPour thinai batter in each cavity

Once filled place it in an idli cookerOnce filled place it in an idli cooker

Cover lid & steam it for 10 minCover lid & steam it for 10 min

After steamingAfter steaming

De-mould idlis using sharp spoonDe-mould idlis using sharp spoon

Traditional idiyappam kuzhalTraditional idiyappam kuzhal

In an idiyappam kuzhal add thinai idlisIn an idiyappam kuzhal add thinai idlis

Squeeze gently [Now you can see the thinai idiyappam strings]Squeeze gently

Transfer squeezed thinai idiyappam to a plateTransfer squeezed thinai idiyappam to a plate

Heat oil in a pan add mustard, curry leaves, idli podi, thinai idiyappam, salt saute gently then cut off heat & serve hotdough.


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