Idiyappam – ईडयप्पम; A South Indian breakfast dish made up of rice flour and coconut, is also traditionally known as Semige or Semé da Adda or Nooputt or Putumayam or string hoppers. Rice flour batter pressed in noodle form and the steamed into idli or idiyappam maker.

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Recipe by VipashaCourse: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: Indian


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This south Indian Idiyappam made up of rice flour and coconut ; very light to digest and healthy too. Can have in breakfast or when you feel hungry with coconut chutney or sāmbhar.



  • Slightly roast rice flour (चावल का आटा). Keep aside.
  • Great fresh coconut (नारियल/ खोपरा). Keep aside.
  • Add a pinch of salt into roasted rice flour (चावल का आटा). Mix and keep aside.
  • Boil the water and start adding this boiled water on salt mixed roasted rice flour (चावल का आटा). Mix with wooden spoon until dough not mix together – but don’t add too much water it will spoil your dish; we need to make dough not a liquid mix. Now carefully (as mixed dough is hot) knead dough with your hand until become smooth and soft. Cover the dough with wet kitchen cloth and keep aside.
  • Grace your idli moulds and idiyappam press with little oil. Sprinkle grated coconut over graced idli maker.
  • Take small portion of dough and fill your idiyappam press; press this dough over the graced coconut sprinkle idli maker.
  • In a steamer add water and when its start boiling place the idli moulds into it and steam for 8-10 minutes on medium – high flame. Turn off the gas and keep the steamer close for a minute or 2.
  • Take out steamed idiyappams in serving plate and serve hot with sāmbhar or any kind of your taste chutney.

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