Idiyappam | How to make Idiyappam

By Tamil Selvi  |  24th Aug 2016  |  
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About Idiyappam Recipe

Idiyappam is a traditional Tamil Nadu breakfast made from rice flour mainly for 6 month old babies.

Idiyappam, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Idiyappam is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Tamil Selvi. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Idiyappam is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Idiyappam recipe by Tamil Selvi. Idiyappam can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Idiyappam just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Idiyappam can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Idiyappam.


Ingredients to make Idiyappam

  • Rice flour 1 cup
  • water 1.5 cup
  • salt as needed
  • Gingely oil 1 tsp

How to make Idiyappam

  1. In a bowl take the water, add a tsp of oil allow it to boil for 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a vessel, keep the flour mixed with salt, add in the boiled water little by little to the flour and mix well with a ladle, do not pour all the water you may get some excess water remaining.
  3. When the dough becomes warm start kneading with your hands and you will be able to roll a non- sticky and soft yet firm dough.
  4. Now take the idiyappam press, grease it with oil and fill in the dough, squeeze it onto the idli plate.
  5. You can use cooker also keep cooker base plate to make a single layered idiyappam.
  6. It will take 2-3 minutes to cook.
  7. Serve hot with coconut milk or milk with sugar.

My Tip:

Do not add more water, dough will be sticky also do not boil water for more than 3 minutes then the dough will become hard.

Reviews for Idiyappam (6)

Angai G2 years ago

Awesome receipe

Sarmistha Purkayastha3 years ago


Silvia C3 years ago

In Mangalore we will callit SHEVYO nad have it soaked in chicken cocinut juice curry n its made when the family reunio day. Yummmy dish. We hv a bigger press for that.

Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah3 years ago

owsm dea..:blush::blush:

Uma Sarkar3 years ago

@Latha, you should also make this and post on BetterButter. :) would love to see the end product, how it turns out.

Latha Nair3 years ago

There is a curry with coconut milk that goes well with idiyappam. one or 2 onions,1 tomato,3 green chillies,a small piece of ginger. cook evetything in 2nd coconut milk,adding turmeric powder & salt. when well cooked ,add 1stcoconut milk. take 1 1/2 cups of milk each. remove from fire when it s semi thick. the add 1/ 2 lemon juice,coconut oil,& curry leaves. very goid curry for idiyappam. coconut milk u can add more if u want. & 1 small potsyo,to make curty thicker. it should nt b too thick. a bit thinner.