Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Idiyappam is a famous breakfast in Kerala as well as Tamilnadu..Donno who invented it..To my knowledge puttu and idiayappam are from 'Gods own Country' Kerala. Kerala is a greenish place with trees and sea surrounding them. I have been all parts of Kerala. My favourites are Trivendrum Beach and Allepey Back waters..When I was in Coimbatore, we spend most of the vacation in kerala..I love their puttu, Idiyappam and big rice (donno the name). Idiyappam and coconut milk is lovely combo..u can just keep eating U never know how many idiyappam u had!!!

Likewise in tamilndu, Idiyappam and Paya (attukal kozhumbu) is a famous breakfast. When u add the spicy paya to the soft just melts away in ur mouth..wooow what an amazing taste...mouth watering even to think about it...



Raw rice or Rice flour 1 cup
1 cup warm water
1 pinch of salt

Coconut milk

1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp cardamom seeds
sugar to taste


Traditional process:
Soak raw rice for 6 hours. Grind it to a thick batter..slightly thicker than idli batter. Heat a non stick pan and transfer the batter to the pan. Keep stirring on a low fame. Once the water is absorbed and the batter becomes thick like a soft dough. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
Fill the idiyappam press with the dough and make desired shape in idli pan. Steam it for 15 mts or until done...

Easy Process:

Mix Rice flour with warm water and salt to make a soft dough.Make sure u use a good quality rice flour. Fill the idiyappam press and make desired shape. steam till easy!!!

Coconut milk:

Grind cardamom seeds to smooth powder.Mix coconut milk, sugar and cardamom powder. Heat it microwave for 3 mts..Ready...

Serve hot with coconut milk!!!



So white and delicious. Looks like flowers. Good one Ashwini! :)

Akal's Saappadu

idiyaappam is one of my favorite breakfast too; i eat them each time i go for the vacation; i like both the combinations (thenga paal as well as the aattu kaal paaya), appadiyey saappittu viduven :)

I went to Allepey (last year) too, Thekkadi, trivandrum, kovalam and munnar, wonderful places, a heaven for spices and the vegetations!

you reminded me of the lovely adventure! hmmm, waiting for the holidays!!!


Iddiyapam looks very delicious Ashwini.

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Poornima Nair

I'm crazy about Idiappam...make it so often and yet am not satisfied...thats tempting me again..looks perfect.

Kitchen Flavours

Wow simply yummy....


planning to make idiyaapam for dinner today with rice flour..nice post!!


A big Hi to you Ashwini from a new member of this blogging world. The Idiyappam looks lovely. I used to have them at my Keralian Dance teacher's house. you made me nostalgic.


Thanks Akal, Asha, kitchen flavours,chitra and sayantani!!!


Looks very yummy and delicious

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