Vegetarian Idiyappam recipe

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

Idiyappam requires 5 simple ingredients to make with the most important one being rice flour. It’s a delicious Indian noodles that go well with any sauce or topping. Made with rice flour, it’s perfect for curries and other side dishes.

Vegetarian Idiyappam recipe

This is a healthy breakfast version for vegetarians and everyone who loves a tasty meal. You can serve it with curry or vegetable stew or eat as it, it's super delicious with soy sauce.

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


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


  1. Take a pan, boil the water, and add salt. Add flour while the water is boiling and stir with a spoon or spatula. Don't use metal utensils here.

  2. Remove the pan and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then knead the dough with your hands, it should become very soft.

  3. If the dough isn't soft, let it sit for 10 more minutes and then add a little bit of warm water. The dough shouldn't be watery, so be careful.

  4. Prepare the idiyappam maker by putting a small disc inside. Place dough inside and rotate the handle. If you have Idli plates, put idiyappam on them. If not, use regular plates.

  5. Grease the pan and place idiyappam in there. The dough should be in shape of very soft noodles. Sprinkle with coconut.

  6. Repeat the previous steps until all uncooked idiyappam is ready to be cooked.

  7. Place the pan in a steamer with 250 ml of water. Let it steam for 10 minutes/ Remove the steamer from heat. Cool idiyappam down for 10 minutes.

  8. Remove the plates from the steamer. Slide idiyappam on a platter. Serve with chicken curry or your favorite curry.

Recipe Notes

You can make rice four yourself. Just soak 500 ml of white rice in water, drain the liquid and spread the rice on paper towels. Let it dry for 2 hours then grind to a powder. The powder should be roasted on a flame for 8 minutes. Homemade idiyappam flour is really delicious and healthier than a store-bough version.

Recipe Rating
(No Ratings Yet)
Spread the love