Beetroot idiyappam or string hoppers are not only vibrant but also packs all the goodness of beetroots. With just 3 ingredients, you can make these steamed noodles at home. Sprinkle over some grated coconut for extra deliciousness.
Idiyappam or string hoppers was one of my favorite childhood breakfasts. Steamed noodles made with rice flour from scratch is one dish that every kid loves to eat. Since I was so fond of this dish, this was one of the few recipes that I learned to make during the first years of cooking experiments.
I think I hear a lot about healthy eating and including more veggies in your diet these days. Inspired by this idea, I decided to give this all-time hit breakfast dish a new make-over. And I did this by adding a very colorful vegetable to it. Yes. BEETROOTS. Don’t you love their eye-catching, beautiful and vibrant color? These veggies do make everything they touch more colorful. Even my hands.
If you want a detailed guide to making beetroot idiyappam, watch this video right below to get started.
This idea of adding beetroots to my favorite idiyappams popped in my mind a few weeks ago. Since then, I just couldn’t stop thinking about it all the time. To be honest, it’s really easy to make as long as you have the right equipment. And of course, the best recipe for making idiyappams with beetroots.
With the right equipment, I mean the humble idiyappam press. Use the mould with the smaller holes for making these idiyappams. And a soft but not sticky dough will give you perfect idiyappams.
Again, you can use a big , idiyappam steamer to cook them. But I prefer to use the idli steamer with which I can make mini beetroot idiyappams. Whichever method you choose, I bet you’re going to love this easy, yummy, and vibrant breakfast idea.
Looking for side dishes for idiyappam? Check out these recipes:
- Kerala Vegetable Stew
- Egg Masala
- Fish Molee (Kerala Fish Stew)
- Malabar Fish Roast
- Chettinad Pepper Chicken Roast
- Lamb Korma