idiyappam recipe, how to make idiyappam recipe | kerala nool puttu recipe

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kerala idiyappam recipe with rice flour - idiyappam also known as nool puttu are string hoppers. basically these are sevai or seviyan made with rice flour dough.

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idiyappam recipe with step by step pics. idiyappam also known as nool puttu are string hoppers. basically these are sevai or seviyan made with rice flour dough. idiyappam along with puttu and appam are a common breakfast in kerala. this idiyappam recipe gives you soft and smooth idiyappam which tastes very good with a curry or kurma or any side dish of your choice.

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idiyappam was made in my home for breakfast and my mom usually served it with a coconut chutney. i still like to have idiyappam with coconut chutney which is not what it is commonly served with.

i do make idiyappams once in a while for breakfast. we make idiyappams with rice flour. thus the recipe shared here shows how to make idiyappam with rice flour.

kerala idiyappam recipe

idiyappam is easy to make provided you follow a few helpful points and you will get soft idiyappams. i have mentioned all the points in the step by step pics.

idiyappam can be served with veg korma, potato peas korma, mushroom korma, veg stew or kadala curry. for kids you can even serve with slightly thinned coconut milk sweetened with jaggery. you can also sprinkle some sugar on top and serve them.

if you are looking for more breakfast recipes then you can check masala dosa, soft idli, rava dosa, chow chow bhath and rava upma recipe.

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idiyappam recipe | nool puttu recipe | idiappam recipe

kerala idiyappam recipe with rice flour - idiyappam also known as nool puttu are string hoppers. basically these are sevai or seviyan made with rice flour dough.

course breakfasts, snacks
cuisine kerala, south indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 20 minutes
servings 12 idiyappams
rough calories per serving 54 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup rice flour or 130 grams rice flour
  • 1.25 to 1.3 cups hot water for kneading
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • ¼ cup fresh grated coconut - optional
  • 2 cups water for steaming

how to make recipe

preparation

  1. before you begin making the dough, grease oil on an idli pan or a steamer pan and keep ready. 

  2. if you have banana leaves then cut them in squares and place them on the idli moulds. grease the banana leaves with some oil.

roasting rice flour for idiyappam recipe

  1. heat a kadai or pan. keep the flame to a low and add 1 cup rice flour (130 grams).

  2. on a low flame stirring often roast the rice flour for 4 to 5 minutes. you don't need to brown the flour. its just lightly roasted and this helps in making soft idiyappams.

  3. continue to stir and roast till you see steam coming from the rice flour.

  4. when you see steam appearing from the rice flour, then switch off the flame. remove the rice flour in a mixing bowl or pan.

kneading dough for idiyappam

  1. in the same kadai or pan in which rice flour was roasted, add 1.25 to 1.3 cups water.

  2. add ¼ teaspoon salt.

  3. let the water come to a boil. the water has to be hot but should not be very hot. do not allow it to come to a rolling boil. when you see tiny bubbles appearing in the water and it begins to start boiling, thats the time you switch off the flame.

  4. then add the hot water in the rice flour.

  5. begin to mix with a spoon or spatula. mix very well.

  6. keep on mixing and when the heat is tolerable then you can begin to knead. if you cannot knead then wait for 1 to 2 minutes and when the heat can be tolerated then start kneading. do note that the dough has to be hot when you knead.

  7. knead to a smooth and soft dough. if the dough looks dry then you can sprinkle some warm water on it and continue to knead. if the dough become sticky then add a few tablespoons rice flour and knead.

making idiyappam

  1. take the disc meant for making the idiyappam and spread some water or oil on it.

  2. also before you start making idiyappam, heat 2 cups water in a pan or pressure cooker and let it come to a boil. keep water on low to medium flame.

  3. divide the dough into 2 to 3 portions. prepare a log from one portion and place it in the idiyappam/murukku maker. grease the idiyappam maker with some oil or water before you place the dough in it. cover the rest of the dough with a kitchen napkin so that they don't dry out.

  4. now begin to press the idiyappam/murukku maker directly on the idli moulds in a concentric round circle.

  5. form one roundel of the idiyappam.

  6. while making idiyappams, the dough has to be hot or warm.

  7. this way continue to make idiyappams on all the idli moulds.

  8. sprinkle some grated coconut on top of each idiappam. coconut is optional and can be skipped. alternatively you can sprinkle fresh grated coconut and sugar just before serving.

  9. now place the idli stand in the pan.

  10. cover pan with a lid. if using pressure cooker, then remove the whistle (vent weight) and cover the cooker.

  11. on medium to high flame steam idiyappams for 9 to 10 minutes. after they are cooked well, switch off the flame and let the idiyappams be inside the steamer pan for 1 to 2 minutes.

  12. then remove the idli stand from the pan. remove the idiyappams with a spatula and serve the idiyappam. 

  13. if you have used banana leaves then you just need to pick up the banana leaves and serve. if not serving immediately then place the idiappam in a casserole so that they stay warm.

  14. serve idiyappam or nool puttu with veg korma, potato korma, mushroom korma, veg stew or potato stew or jaggery sweetened coconut milk.

how to make idiyappam recipe

1. before you begin making the dough, grease oil on an idli pan or a steamer pan and keep ready. if you have banana leaves then cut them in squares and place them on the idli moulds. grease the banana leaves with some oil.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

a) roasting rice flour for idiyappam recipe

2. heat a kadai or pan. keep the flame to a low and add 1 cup rice flour (130 grams).

making kerala idiyappam recipe

3. on a low flame stirring often roast the rice flour for 4 to 5 minutes. you don’t need to brown the flour. its just lightly roasted and this helps in making soft idiyappams.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

4. continue to stir and roast till you see steam coming from the rice flour.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

5. when you see steam appearing from the rice flour, then switch off the flame. remove the rice flour in a mixing bowl or pan.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

b) making dough for idiyappam

6. in the same kadai or pan in which rice flour was roasted, add 1.25 to 1.3 cups water.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

7. add ¼ teaspoon salt.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

8. let the water come to a boil. the water has to be hot but should not be very hot. do not allow it to come to a rolling boil. when you see tiny bubbles appearing in the water and it begins to start boiling, thats the time you switch off the flame.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

9. then add the hot water in the rice flour.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

10. begin to mix with a spoon or spatula.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

11. mix very well.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

12. keep on mixing and when the heat is tolerable then you can begin to knead. if you cannot knead then wait for 1 to 2 minutes and when the heat can be tolerated then start kneading. do note that the dough has to be hot when you knead.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

13. knead to a smooth and soft dough.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

14. if the dough looks dry then you can sprinkle some warm water on it and continue to knead. if the dough become sticky then add a few tablespoons rice flour and knead.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

making idiyappam

15. take the disc meant for making the idiyappam and spread some water or oil on it.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

16. also before you start making idiyappam, heat 2 cups water in a pan or pressure cooker and let it come to a boil. keep water on low to medium flame.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

17. divide the dough into 2 to 3 portions. prepare a log from one portion and place it in the idiyappam/murukku maker. grease the idiyappam maker with some oil or water before you place the dough in it. cover the rest of the dough with a kitchen napkin so that they don’t dry out.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

18. now begin to press the idiyappam/murukku maker directly on the idli moulds in a concentric circle.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

19. form one roundel of the idiyappam.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

20. while making idiyappams, the dough has to be hot or warm.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

21. this way continue to make idiyappams on all the idli moulds.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

22. sprinkle some grated coconut on top of each idiappam. coconut is optional and can be skipped. alternatively you can sprinkle fresh grated coconut and sugar just before serving.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

23. now place the idli stand in the pan.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

24. cover pan with a lid. if using pressure cooker, then remove the whistle (vent weight) and cover the cooker.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

25. on medium to high flame steam idiyappams for 9 to 10 minutes. after they are cooked well, switch off the flame and let the idiyappams be inside the steamer pan for 1 to 2 minutes.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

26. then remove the idli stand from the pan. remove the idiappams  with a spatula and serve soft idiyappams. if you have used banana leaves then you just need to pick up the banana leaves and serve. if not serving immediately then place the idiappam in a casserole so that they stay warm.

making kerala idiyappam recipe

27. serve idiyappam or nool puttu with vegetable korma or potato kurma or mushroom korma or vegetable stew or potato stew or jaggery sweetened coconut milk.

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dassana amit
Founder, Designer, Recipe Developer, Food Photographer ||

i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. good one ..i tried it ..superb…thankyou for the details in making it…

    • thanks elizabeth.

  2. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions. Tried this first time and turned out well. Thank You

    • Welcome Mythili. Glad to know this.