Friday, July 5, 2013

Idiyappam with Vegetable Stew

Idiyappam is a healthy steamed dish made from rice flour.It pairs well with vegetable stew or sweetened coconut milk.Lets see the recipe.

idiyappam with vegetable stew


For the Idiyappam:

Idiyappam flour(I used Nirapara brand)
1 ½ cups
Water( see note below)
2 cups
a pinch
1 tsp

For the vegetable stew:

Mixed vegetables(potato,carrot,peas,beans)
1 ½ cups
Green chilli
Red chilli powder
as needed
Garam masala powder
¼ tsp
Curry leaves
as needed
as needed
Coconut milk powder(see note below)
3 tblsp
2 tsp


Idiyappam preparation:

idiyappam dough and preparation

Steamed idiyappam ready to be served

  • Take the Idiyappam flour in a bowl.
  • Bring water to a rolling boil in a pan.Add salt and oil and add little by little to the idiyappam flour and mix with a ladle.It will form a slightly sticky dough.
  • When the dough forms a mass and is hot enough to handle with hands,make a smooth ball of the dough.Place it in a idiyappam press and make small rounds of idiyappam on a idli plate greased with little oil.
  • Steam for about 12 minutes.
Vegetable stew Preparation:

stew preparation

vegetable stew

Idiyappam served with vegetable stew

  • Boil the mixed vegetables in water till they are cooked.
  • Heat a kadai with oil and add slit green chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add finely chopped onion and fry till it turns translucent.Now ad dthe tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy.Add salt and red chilli powder and garam masala powder and fry well.
  • Make coconut milk by adding 3 tblsp coconut milk powder to 1 cup of water.
  • Now add the boiled vegetables and the prepared coconut milk.
  • Adjust the consistency of the stew by adding little water if required.
  • Boil for 2-3 mins and serve.
  • Add hot water little by little till you get right consistency.And always cover the dough with a wet cloth to prevent it from drying.If the dough is very stiff it will be difficult to press.Check if your idiyappam flour has salt added in it.Skip salt if already added.
  • For the stew,the vegetables can be of your choice.I have used coconut milk powder(store bought) to make coconut milk.You can also extract coconut milk from fresh coconut and use.


  1. Perfect pairing, the string hoppers with the stew. My kind of food all the way.

  2. love idiyappam very much,well made .nice combo

  3. yummy combo and I am a very big fan of idiyappam.

  4. this is a regular breakfast at home. great looking stew !

  5. gulit free breakfast dish..loved your presentaion

  6. Idiyappam and stew looks so tempting..

  7. Classic combo who can resist this one ultimate.


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