Thursday, March 13, 2008


Idiyappam/Shevai is one of the most common breakfast dish in Kerala.It is often served with thenga paal-coconut milk mixed with jaggery and ishtoo-potato stew.Soft idiyappams garnished with freshly grated coconut..oh yum!!!I absolutely love having this for breakfast.Hubby loves this with sweetened coconut milk.My initial attempts at making idiyappams were a big flop.There was a time when I almost gave up making idiyappam and started buying dried idiyappams.But then,in cooking there's no such thing called GIVING UP right?So I tried again and again and have come up with a foolproof recipe!!



Idiyappam flour-1 cup(I use Nirapara)
Water- 1- 1/4 cup
Oil- 1tsp
Salt-To taste
Grated coconut-1/2 cup


Take the idiyappam flour in a wide pan and add salt and oil.Mix well.
Boil the water and add to the flour little by little.Mix well and close the lid.
After it cools down a bit knead it into a smooth dough.Make small balls of it and keep aside.
Grease the idli mould and idiyappam press with coconut oil to prevent sticking.
Take one ball at a time and put into the idiyappam press to make idiyappam.
Add 1 tsp grated coconut to each mould.
Steam in an idli cooker or steamer for about 15-20 minutes.
Allow it to cool a little bit before taking them off from the idli mould.
Serve with potato ishtoo/stew or Vaagu.


  1. Hello Divya,

    You have a lovely blog here:) you know what? I know you, coz I have seen you in our T D Road temple:) or maybe some other place, but iam sure its in the temple:) You might not recognize me if you saw my photo as I wasnt a regular visitor as we were staying far from the temple. Glad to have met you here:) world is round indeed :) I am going to be a regular visitor here coz I can already see our tradional dishes so many of which I have to try out:) Great going Divya! Will add you to my blogroll :)

  2. love idiappam a lot nice recipe

  3. Hey Roopa,thanks once again for your encouraging comments.I am surprised that you have seen me and know me as well..anyway glad to have found you too,although not in person.Thanks again.

    Thank you Sagari!!


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