Quick and easy Idiyappam recipe

Kathleen Blumenthal
I love to cook and expand the boundaries of cooking
Idiyappam with Curry

Idiyappam contains 5 ingredients that you probably have at home or can easily find in a grocery store. It’s a delicious Indian noodles that go well with any savory and salty sauce or topping. Made with rice flour, it’s perfect for curries and other side dishes.

Quick and easy Idiyappam recipe

That's one of the healthiest North Indian breakfast and it's very delicious, too. You can serve it with any side dish, my personal favorite is carry. I tried eating it with vegetable stew and I loved this combination. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 60 kcal


  • 625 ml water
  • 8 ml salt
  • 250 ml grated coconut
  • 300 ml rice flour
  • 5 ml oil


  1. Prepare the dough. Take a pan, boil the water, and add salt. Add flour while the water is boiling and stir with a wooden spoon. Don't use anything metal here. Remove the pan and let it cool down on a counter for 10 minutes. Then knead the dough with your hands, it should become very soft.

  2. If the dough isn't soft, let it sit for a couple of more minutes and add a little bit of warm water. The dough shouldn't be watery, make sure to add no more than 15 ml of water.

  3. Prepare the idiyappam maker by placing a disc inside. Place the dough inside and rotate the handle. If you have Idli plates, put idiyappam on them. If not, use regular plates. Grease the pan and place the mixture in there. The dough should be in shape of very soft noodles. Sprinkle with coconut.

  4. Repeat the previous steps until all uncooked idiyappam is waiting to get cooked.

  5. Pour 250 ml of water in the steamer. Place the pan in a steamer. Let it steam for 10 minutes. 

  6. Remove the steamer from heat. Cool idiyappam for 20 minutes. Remove the plates from the steamer. Slide idiyappam on a platter. Serve with chicken curry or your favorite curry.

Recipe Notes

You can prepare the flour yourself if you feel adventurous. Just soak 500 ml of white rice in water, drain the liquid and spread the rice on paper towels. Let it dry for 5 hours then grind to powder. The powder should be roasted on a flame for 8 minutes. Homemade flour is better because you know exactly what ingredients you put in there.


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