Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Rice Flour Idiyappam | Idiyappam with store bought rice flour | String Hoppers

I have already posted the traditional way of making idiyappam recipe, it requires soaking,grinding & sauteing and also you can't  make it instantly. Though,alteast to me, that's the best taste idiyappam, sometimes we need a instant version right?
So i'm here sharing the idiyappam recipe with store brought rice flour. It's so quick and easy to make, within 15 mins,you can make the first batch of idiyappam from the start.Ever since i have tried this way of making idiyappam,it's my favorite to have on breakfast along with white kurma.

Rice flour idiyappam

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Breakfast | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Rice Flour - 1 cup
Water - 3/4 cup
Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

Heat the water in a sauce pan along with salt and oil.When the water is about to come to boil, switch off the flame and remove from heat. Measure & take the flour in a bowl,add the water little by little into the flour.Mix it with spatula gently until all comes together. Now take the idiyappam maker, take a log of dough and add into the idiyappam maker.Grease the idiyappam plate and squeeze the dough into place as concentric circles.Steam it in the steamer for 6-8 mins.Remove the idiyappam plate from the steam and invert it, the idiyappam will fall off easily. Do the same for the remaining dough.Tasty & soft idiyappam is ready to serve.Serve it with white kurma & cardamom flavored coconut milk


  • Depends on the flour quality,you may need more or less water,so always boil extra 1/4 of water.
  • Add little by little of water into flour. If you add more water, then the idiyappam will be sticky. 
  • Sesame oil gives wonderful aroma and i used the same for greasing the plate too.
  • Instead of idiyappam plate, you can steam it in idli plate too.
  • Once the idiyappam is cooked,  its color changed from bright white to pale white.


  1. I will have a look in the Indo-Pakistani shop in Mannheim, Germany, whether they have an idiyappam maker. The dish seems to be very lovely.

  2. I have always made idiappam and it has turned out soft and nice. Only today it turned a bit dry and hard. Is it that the powder is of old.rice and hence the dry texture.

  3. Does the quality of iddiappam depend on the fact that it is old rice powder hence dry.

    1. Yes Jayadhri, the rice quality plays a major role in soft idiyappam.

  4. Followed your recipe and made it today for the first time. It came out very nice and tasty. Thank you so much for an easy method for beginners like me. :)

    1. Thank you so much Mahalaxmi for trying and let me know , glad that it turned out well for you.

  5. I followed your recipe and made it today. It came out very nice. Thank you so much for this recipe. :)

  6. Followed your method and we all had a very nice idiyappam and kurma tiffin .. came out very well .. thank u sandhiya

    1. Thanks for trying & letting me know. Glad it came out well.