Rice Flour                           -          1 ½ cup

Water                                 -          1 cup

Ghee                                   -          2 tsp

Salt                                     -         as needed


In a wide bowl, add water, salt and a tsp of ghee or oil and allow to boil. Once it starts boiling, turn off flame and add the rice flour little by little with continous stirring with laddle.Add flour , until the mixture turns to smooth soft dough.

Cover the bowl with a lid and allow to cool for 4 to 5 mins.When it is warm,  knead the dough with your hands into smooth dough.

Lightly grease the idiyappam press and the idiappam plate with cooking oil to prevent sticking.

Spoon some dough into the idiyappam press , close with lid and squeeze the dough onto the idiyappam plates  in a  circular motion.

 ( You can sprinkle little grated coconut and sugar over it , at this stage, if you like )


 Arrange the Idiayappam plates in a stand.Now place the idiyappam plates in a steamer and steam cook it until done ( approx 10 to 12 mins )

Allow it to cool and remove the idiyappams gently from the plate to a serving bowl.

Enjoy hot with coconut milk and chicken curry.