4/5/13

Idiyappam with Channa Masala

Whenever I go to a party, the dishes are mostly heavy or rich in taste and flavor. Like Paneer Butter Masala  or aloo Gobi Masala  stuffed Paratha or Bisi Bela bath. I always feel we should give some room for light food for elderly people and children. Some food that is light on the stomach and will not affect anybody's health. That is how this dish comes into this list. 

Idiyappam with a light spiced Channa Curry

Ingredients

Idiyappam 

Rice flour - 2 cups
Hot Water - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Channa Masala

Channa - 1 cup  ( Soaked overnight and boiled )
Onion - 1 cup sliced
Tomato - 1 cup sliced
Red Chili Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Salt  - to taste
Spices - clove, cinnamon and cardamom
Coriander leaves - to garnish



Method

Idiyappam 

Take the rice flour in a large wide bowl
Boil water with the oil in it
Add the hot water to the flour and mix well
Blend the flour to bring it to chapatti dough consistency
Set this aside for about 10 minutes
Heat the Idli cooker with water for 5 mins
 Fill the Idiyappam Maker with the prepared rice dough and press it to make the Idiyappam
Steam it for about 10 - 15 mins. 
Lovely string hoppers or Idiyappam will be ready 

Channa Masala

In a heavy bottom wok, add a little oil
When the oil is hot , add the spices followed by sliced onions
Saute the onions and then add the sliced tomato
Add a little water at this stage along with red chili and coriander powders
When it comes to a boil add the boiled Channa and adjust salt
Add coriander leaves for flavoring 

Serve this combo as a part of your party menu, you are sure to get many compliments


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6 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Wonderful pair, delicious idiyappam and channa masala;

Archana said...

Peeeeeeeeeerfect. This is monday morning breakfast. Beautifully made and love the consideration u have shown the elderly people.

Mina Joshi said...

This looks absolutely delicious.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i agree sometimes light food works for partyies as people expect coming to eat something heavy

Pavani said...

Such a delicious combination. Yumm!!

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