idiyappam is a breakfast dish which is very often made at home as kids like it a lot. I have used homemade rice flour for making nool puttu. If you don’t have homemade rice flour, you can make use of store bought ones. There are various brands of idiyappam flour available in the market. It is very easy to make rice flour at home. I will share details steps of making rice flour at home in future post.
Using readymade flours make it easier to make nool puttu, but I love the homemade ones. You should have a murukku press and plate with smallest holes for making idiyappam. It looks like noodles and my kids often call them rice noodles. The more important part is that it is healthy, and light on stomach. Like idli, this dish can be had even when you are unwell, since it is steam cooked.
idiyappam can be served with any curry or simply with coconut milk. Take thick coconut milk and mix with required amount of sugar. idiyappam coconut milk is a tasty combination. But I prefer spicy curry with nool puttu like green peas masala, kadala curry, idiyappam kurma and others. I also love to have it simply with coconut chutney but kids prefer coconut milk.
preparation time: 15 mins
cooking time: 15 mins
recipe type: breakfast, dinner
serves: 2 – 3
- rice flour – 2 cups
- water – 2 1/2 – 3 cups
- salt – to taste
- coconut – 3 – 4 tablespoons
- oil – 1 teaspoon + for greasing
how to make idiyappam recipe with step by step photos
1. Add water in a bowl and bring it to a boil. Let it boil vigorously.
2. Mix rice flour and salt together. When the water starts boiling and bubbles come up, then slowly add water to the flour mixture. Don’t add the entire water at once. Add little by little and keep mixing. Some rice flours absorb more water and some less. So add accordingly. But always add boiling water to the rice flour.
3. Mix vigorously with spatuala, until rice flour mixes together to form a soft dough. (Add more water if the rice flour looks very dry and add more of rice flour if the dough is watery. The dough should be moist but it should not stick to your hands. You should be able to make small balls out of that. That is the right consistency. )
4. Add 1 – 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and combine everything well.
7. Grease an idli plate or an idiyappam plate with oil. Sprinkle some scraped coconut over the plate you are going to use. Then press the dough in circular motion onto the plate. Don’t make it too thick. Otherwise it will be difficult to get cooked.
8. idiyappam is ready to serve. Serve with idiyappam kurma, or vendakka mappas, green peas masala, or with coconut milk.
idiyappam recipe below
- rice flour - 2 cups
- water - 2½ - 3 cups
- salt - to taste
- coconut - 3 - 4 tablespoons
- oil - 1 teaspoon + for greasing
- Bring water to a boil in a pan.
- Add rice flour, salt in a bowl. Mix well.
- When the water starts boiling, add it to the rice flour mixture little by little. Keep mixing so that they form a soft, firm dough without lumps.
- Add oil, and mix the dough with your hands when the dough is still warm.
- Grease a steamer plate or an idli plate with oil.
- Take a murukku press with smallest holes. Take small balls of dough, and put it inside the murukku press
- Sprinkle some scraped coconut on the plate and squeeze the dough in circular motion on the plate.
- Bring water to a boil in a steamer or pressure cooker.
- Place the plates into the steamer and cook for 5 - 7 minutes.
- Serve idiyappam with any curry of your choice.