28 March 2014


Idiyappam|String hoppers|Nool puttu|Sevai served with Kerala Egg Roast


Is there any food that can make you laugh hard ?? Well,if you ask me,I would say one of the famous breakfast item of Kerala,"Idi+appam = Idiyappam "!!Well, all Mallus will get it what I mean exactly provided you've a good humor sense hehe...for others, "Idi" in Malayalam means "Punch" and "Appam" means "Pancake" ..together in English a "Pancake that can give you a PUNCH"Boxing....that's what I thought when I was small that this food had the power to literally punch the hell out of you somehow :P


Well,jokes apart, Idiyappam is a no-harm,quite loved-by-all staple breakfast item at almost every South Indian homes in Kerala,Tamil Nadu,Karnataka,Sri Lanka especially...It's like a food wearing a saree :P....jokes aside AGAIN:D ,quite easy to make if you have the Idiyappam maker/press ....All you need - Rice flour,grated coconut and warm water......It is a kind of art to press the dough into noodles and steam it in a idli maker....and enjoy it with simple sugar,coconut milk ,or most popularly with Egg curry,meat curry ,ishtu or any spicy curry ....I love it with either egg curry or egg roast the most....

(Updated post with how to make Idiyappam video here)

Kerala Idiyappam


Rice Flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Salt - To taste
Coconut - 1/2-3/4 cup
Ghee /oil- 1 teaspoon
Oil for spraying


  1. Boil water ,salt and oil .Add rice flour little by little to it.
  2. Reduce the flame and keep on stirring making sure no lumps are formed.
  3. Once the rice flour absorbs all water  , switch off the stove .Allow it to cool a bit
  4. Once it is like warm & comfortable for your hand to work on it, knead the mixture into a smooth dough ,should look like a chappati dough consistency.
  5. Put a ball of dough inside the idiyappam press/maker with its appropriate round mold with fine holes ,(which is needed to produce noodle shape.).
  6. Now heat a idli maker with 1/2 cup water and put it on medium heat.
  7. Mean while,spray oil on idli plates,then press that dough in a circular motion couple of times until you get a thick round pancake, size of a idli full of oodles of noodles :D on each idli plate....Spread a layer of grated coconut on the top....
  8. Steam it for 5-10 minutes on medium-low steam.
  9. Serve hot with Egg curry/roast,chicken curry or any spicy surry of your choice or simply with sugar or sugared coconut milk.
  • While making the dough,if it becomes a paste ,add more rice four to it to knead it/convert it into a dough....

Ohh by the way,Egg roast coming up soon.................