Feeding or preparing healthy food for kids, becoming more and more challenging part for all moms. Each stage of the kid’s life, we need to change according to their taste and need.
As far as we know, all kids love Frozen items, time to time, I am battling with my only one son to incorporate some of our tasty Indian food too. When I saw the kid event, I just though my first Indian food that I introduce to my son. Well, it was this famous Idiyappam.
Keralite and Tamilian prepare for breakfast or tiffin. The fine steamed rice noodle is so light and easy to swallow.
Let see how this idiyappam got many transformations.
When my son was 7 months old, I introduced the idiyappam with his formula. I just soak it in warm formula and just fed him those fine rice noodles. Seems he likes the mushy noodle! I always switch with idlis & idiyappam.
As a toddler:I moved to the sweeter side: Idiyappam + coconut + cardamom + sugar
For the savory side: Idiyappam + egg
Right now, he loves the tangy taste like mommy! I just add zest of lemon and turn the same dish to Lemon sevai.
I guess, I can still continue with the same noodle with twists and tales forever …
Options to turn this sevai/idiyappam into many ways
Rice flour (idiyappam Flour): 1 cup
Water: 1 cup
Salt: a pinch
How to make Idiyappam:
Boil the water with salt. Pour slowly into the rice flour and mix with a wooden spoon until you form nice soft dough. Fill the idiyappam mold with the dough and press into idlis plates or idiyappam plate. Steam it for my 5 minutes. Your fine noodles are ready in minutes.This dish will be the base. You can serve with any gravy, sweetened coconut milk.
How to make Sweet Sevai/idiyappam
Prepare the idiyapam, sprinkle sugar while it is hot + cardamom powder + fresh coconut
How to make Lemon sevai
Prepare the idiyapam has mentioned above. Make into small pieces. Heat a pan, add 1 tsp of oil, add some mustard seed, cumin, chopped green chillis (1 or 2) , minced ginger (1/2 tsp ), curry leaves (3 or 4 num) and pich of turmeric. Add the sevai, salt and mix with lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
How to make Egg sevai
Idiyappam (make into pieces) + onion (1/2) chopped, green chillis (1 or 2) minced, curry leaves (2 or 3) (Black pepper- optional)Sauté with little oil, onion, chillis and curry leaves, drop eggs and scramble it before adding the sevai and adjust the salt.