33 RED RICE IDIYAPPAM

Idiyappam/String hoppers with red rice.


Red rice is higher in fiber than white rice. They are rich in B vitamins, iron and calcium. The reddish color of red rice is due to an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which is currently being studied in relation to the alleviation of chronic health conditions.It also helps in lowering cholestorel. ( Source google search). They are many varieties of red rice - you get either fully red in colour or partially removed skin.

You all must have seen my recipe of aappam with red rice that I had posted very long back. I love the color of it and also the taste. This one is with red rice using the same method as I prepare my Idiyappam. After preparing you can serve it with by tempering with some spices or with sugar and grated coconut. My mom tried it out and asked me also to give a try.


I usually get a packet from India during my visits. Have tried making idlis, aappam and now idiyappam. Have tried just cooking the rice the regular way but found it to be too sticky, but can be tried for making kichidis or sambar sadham or Bisi bele bath.

Am posting the idiyappam recipe again so you do not have to go that link or check here for white rice Idiyappam here.



Red rice - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp

Wash and soak rice for 4 - 5 hours. Then grind to a very smooth batter using water( as little as possible), just like grinding for idli. Later transfer the ground batter to a pan, add oil and start stirring and cook till it is thick enough( like a dough consistency)by stirring well.


Grease a sevai/idiyappam press with oil. Take a small amount of mix and immerse in them. Also grease the idli plates with oil and press the idiyappam on them. Do not over crowd. Steam on high for 8 - 10 minutes. Cover the remaining to avoid drying. Try to use the stencils with small holes, this way you get nice small and soft strings. If you feel the dough is too sticky and find it difficult to press then transfer to the same vessel and cook n stir again for another few mts.( Note the dough has to be warm enough to be pressed or will be hard when pressed).


33 comments/Reactions:

அண்ணாமலையான் said...

mmm its a healthy idiyaappam & tasty tooo

Ramya said...

I can have sevai for breakfast,lunch and dinner..Red rice sevai looks yumm an dhealthy

Gulmohar said...

Lovely idiyappam...a family fav

Anu said...

Healthy and yummy idiyappam...

Faiza Ali said...

Healthy one....And I loved the colour..

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice one.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks fantastic, yummy & healthy.

Priya said...

Never tried redrice yet, eventhough i can get easily the red rice flour from Indian stores, Idiyappams looks fantastic and next time am gonna pick a pack of redrice flour definitely..

prasu said...

wow......healthy and yumm idiyappam dear.

Madhu said...

Very nutritious way of making, iddappams.

Padma said...

Thank you Annamalaiyan, Ramya, Gulmohar, Anu, Faiza, Champa, Sadhana/Muskaan, Priya and Prasu :)

Yeah sure try it Priya :)

Thank you Madhu for your comments and also for visiting :)

kothiyavunu said...

Healthy and yummy idiyappam!!Looks tempting!!

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!!! i love this..Perfect and yummy!!!

Gita said...

Very healthy idiyappams Padma, looks tasty :)

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice and very healthy...

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds very healthy to me:)

Sanghi said...

Yummy healthy idiappam dear! Delicious!

Rekha shoban said...

Healthy idyappam...looks tempting!!

Prathibha said...

Even I started using red rice flour instead of white one..it is very healthy na..idiyappam looks gr8

Pavithra said...

Wow its looking great dear and healthy tooo.. came out so so good.

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy and delicious one..

Tina said...

Never tried idiyappam with red rice...Looks healthy and delicious..

Nostalgia said...

Very nice.. love idiyappam

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy idiyappam..please do check this link http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-party-09-at-easy2cookrecipes.html

Trendsetters said...

Thank you for the lovely wishes and wish you and your family a happy new year.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice way to use these type of rice varieties.Looks very soft

Parita said...

I wish you were my neighbor..would love to taste this!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Healthier Idiyappam, love to have with Kadalai curry.......

Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year Padma:)

my kitchen said...

Healthy & delicious one

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very useful recipe using red rice dear. Idiyappam looks perfect.
Wishing you and family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear.

Anonymous said...

Hi, while surfing I found your idiappam post on other blog, thought of informing you. If you have given permission to do posting then please ignore my note.Thanks.

Link :- http://maxnyus-food.blogspot.com/2009/12/red-rice-idiyappam.html

Padma said...

Thanks a lot for informing. No I have not given any permission to use my picture or posts. Just recently came to know about it and was shocked to see not one or two but almost my entire content being copied. Have complained to google and waiting for their reply/action. Thanks once again for your concern. Really appreciate it.

Padma

Anonymous said...

what did you do with the soaking water did you use it for grinding?

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