One of my favourites:) I experimented this recipe from Sailus Food, it turned out well!:)
Bring 2 1/4 cups of salted water and ghee to a boil. Keep aside 1/4 cup of water (to be used while kneading the dough).
Slowly pour the hot water (2 cups) into the rice flour and mix with a wooden spoon. It will be difficult to mix but try to bring it all together. Place lid and leave aside for 15 mts.
While the dough is resting, grease the idiyappam maker and the idli plates. Sprinkle little grated coconut into each depression of the idli plate and keep aside.
The dough will be easier to handle once the heat reduces. Knead the mixture into a smooth yet firm dough, adding 2-3 tbsps of hot water while kneading.
Make a cylindrical shape of the dough and place into the idiyappam maker, close the lid and hand press the dough into swirls onto the idli plates. (see the sample photo)
Steam for 12-15 minuets and allow to cool a bit. Serve warm with either sweetened coconut milk, Stew, Chicken or Egg curry.
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