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Iddiyappam as “Noolappam ” made by steaming process is a common breakfast food item in Kerala.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1.3 – 1.5 cups Water
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Gingely oil
  • 1 cup Grated coconut


  1. Add salt to water and boil it.

  2. Pour this boiled water Into a bowl and add the rice flour stirring continuously. Even if lumps are formed, it doesn’t matter. 

  3. For 2 cups of powder, we take one cup of water.

  4. Mix and Knead well until the dough becomes soft.

  5. Apply a thin layer of oil to the idiyappam steamer and sprinkle some grated coconut over it.

  6. Squeeze the prepared dough slowly through an idiyappam maker into an Idiyappam steamer (or an idli maker) and sprinkle the grated coconut over it.

  7. Cook till when steam comes out of the maker and serve with a side dish .

Recipe Notes

Buy an easy to handle idiyappam maker from market.
Do not steam it for long time, around ten minutes is enough.
Keep the dough covered with a wet cloth for avoiding the dough from drying out.
Adding 1 tsp of oil to the water in step 1 makes it easier to squeeze the idiyappam through the maker.