Normally Idiyappam is prepared from home made rice flour. Here is the recipe for making idiyappam flour. You can also buy rice flour from store and fry it as above and make idiyappam.
Now-a-days you get frozen Idiyappam. It is very good and saves lot of time. You have to just steam it for five minutes or microwave it.

You can serve it with any kurma / sagu. Vegetable Sodhi is also a good combination to Idiyappam.

You can also make different varieties using the plain idiyappam like

  • Coconut Idiyappam

    Difficulty: Easy

    This is a sweet dish and it is just a mixing of coconut and sugar to the Idiyappam.

  • Idiyappam Upma

    Difficulty: Easy

    An idiyappam dish made with coconut, onion and green chillies

  • Lemon Sevai

    Difficulty: Easy

    An idiyappam recipe made with lemon, chili and ginger

  • Vella (Jaggery) Sevai

    Difficulty: Easy

    This is a sweet idiyappam made with jaggery (vellam)

  • Milagu Sevai

    Difficulty: Easy

    An idiyappam dish made with black pepper and cashew nuts


Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: BreakfastCuisine: Indian, KeralaDifficulty: Easy


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This plain Idiyappam is a classic Kerala breakfast dish made with rice flour. It can also be served with coconut gratings


  • Rice flour – 1 cup

  • Salt – a pinch

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon


  • Bring two cups of water to boil. Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of oil to the boiling water. Add one cup of flour in a bowl. Add the boiling water little by little and stir with a wooden spoon. Make a soft dough.
  • Grease idiyappam plate. Take a small quantity of dough and put it in the Idiyappam maker. Press on the greased plate circle wise. Steam it for 5 minutes.


  1. Kamala

    Thanks a lot.Even though i have it at my home, but also i have never put my hands on it to make.I am going to try it tomorrow.
    Keep doing good works!!


  2. Hi Aanandi,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Please try and let me know your views.

  3. hi kamala

    thanks for your best receipe and its method can you suggest me that how can we make in bulk. is there is any separate steamers for idiyappam.or any specify the method .

  4. Hi Sudhagar,

    Yes. Separate Idiyappam plates (it is flat plate) with different sizes are available in the market. Idiyappam press in different types are also available. For bulk and commercial use, you will get very big size vessels.

  5. i am always intimidated about idiyappam.. you make it sound so simple.. and nice variations also.. thanksfor the recipe

  6. Hi

    You are doing a wonderful job.
    I just wanted to introduce a product which will make Idiyapam very very easy.

  7. Hi Miss .Here is the product.I have faild to give you in my previous mail.

    Just see the above link.

  8. Hi Kamala,I love your site and bookmarked it. Whoever I feel board to do same type of cooking I just visit your site and try out the recipe. I have the bronze one which has the iddiyappam atchu.and also will the idli plates would work for iddiyappam too?or do I need a speacial iddiayappam plate?Thanks,Lakshmi

  9. Hi Lakshmi,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Yes. You can make idiyappam using the idli plate. If you use the flat idiyappam plate, it looks flat like what we get from hotel/shops.

  10. HI kamala,

    I tried idiappam at home, but im not getting that strings properly. i have to fightwith the idiappam maker. I dont where is the mistake. can u give tips for preparing free flow of idiappam throgh the maker.

  11. Dear Kamala Madam,
    Really it is an excellent site madam. It is very useful to the learners. I will be visiting your site frequently and prepare the new items and all likes very much. Instead of tasting one type of recipes i.e.of karnataka, we all liked to taste your recipes very much. My regards & best wishes to you and your family.

  12. Hello Kamala,

    After draining the rice, do we have to dry it well or can we just grind it in the mixe soon afterwards?

    thanks in advance

    • Hi Karthika,

      Need not dry it well. However there should not be any water. So you can just spread it on a clean cloth and once all the water is absorbed, then grind it.

  13. Hi Kamala, I was attracted to see your flattened idiyappams instead of the idli type.Now how to make the chappathi kind of shape? Is there a special press for that?

    • Hi Mercy,

      There is no special press for flat Idiyappam. But we have to use the flat plate, which is available now-a-days along with the Idli plate. This plate is flat and round with small holes. If we ask for “Idiyappam Plate” in the Stores, they will show you. Also we get special flat plate made with Bamboo which we get in some places.

  14. Hi mdm,
    How r u? I want tamil language(recipes) for your website if you can…

  15. I have been trying to get hold of a recipe for rice fingers also known as kolcutter in tamil usually made when a baby is born.Hope you can help.

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