Coconut Flour Idli (Steamed Savoury Cake)
Idlis are a common South Asian food, usually made of fermented rice and lentils. They are usually eaten with chutney or curry.
Coconut Flour 200 grams/ 2 cups
Isapgol (Psyllium Husk) 8 tablespoons
Baking Powder 2 teaspoonful
Salt 1 teaspoonful.
Hot water as required
Knead together all the ingredients with hot water to make a somewhat firm dough. Add a little water at a time, do not let the mixture become runny. At a certain stage of adding water, the psyllium husk will expand and the dough will come together.
Set aside for 15-20 minutes.
Pat into idli moulds and steam them for 10-12 min.
Eat with any desired chutney. Coconut green chutney goes very well.
If you eat eggs, you can replace the psyllium husk with eggs. In this case, add coconut oil 1 tbsp for every half cup of coconut flour.
- The coconut flour may be completely or partially replaced by nut flour such as almonds or walnuts, or by ground seeds such as flaxseeds, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, or a combination of these. Go ahead and experiment with them.Find the one you like best and enjoy!
- Important: Coconut flour absorbs liquids, a lot more than nut or seed flours.