Idiyappam is a traditional breakfast item prepared in Kerala. Today, I have given a twist to the normal idiyappam by adding barley to it. The idea of adding barley while making idiyappam was there in my mind for a long time. But somehow, I was not very confident. Today, I had dosa batter left with me. So I decided to make barley idiyappam thinking that even if it goes wrong I have dosa batter with me. So with another breakfast option in my mind I started making it and to my good luck, it came out perfectly and we all liked it a lot. I have already tried making barley upma, barley fenugreek leaves paratha, barley kuzhipaniyaram, barley uttappam and so on. This is another addition to the series of cooking with barley. Now to the recipe. Hope you like it.
|rice flour||1 cup|
|barley flour||3/4 cup|
|water (boiling)||as required|
|coconut oil||1 teaspoon|
|coconut (grated)||as required|
1. In a kadai, roast barley nicely. Allow it to cool. Then grind it to a fine powder. Sieve it nicely.
2. Boil enough water in a pan.
3. In a wide mouthed bowl, add rice flour, barley flour and salt. Mix well.
4. When the water comes to a rolling boil, slowly add water little by little to the rice flour and make a soft dough. Apply coconut oil on the dough. Keep it aside for 10 – 15 minutes covered.
5. While the dough is still warm, take small portions of the dough and fill it in the idiyappam press. Use the plate with small holes to make this.
6. Sprinkle scraped coconut on the greased plate you are going to use. Then press the dough in circular motion onto the plate. Sprinkle grated coconut on top. Don’t make it too thick. Otherwise it will be difficult to get cooked.
7. Place it in a steamer or pressure cooker and steam cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
8. Serve hot with any curry of your choice.
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Enjoy cooking and serving