Idiyappam is a South Indian/Sri Lankan dish made of rice flour cooked in stream. It goes well with Mutton Chicken or Egg masala gravy.


  • Rice Flour
  • Salt


  1. Put the flour in a bowl. Pour the boiling water with salt to taste. Mix with the handle of a wooden spoon. Knead into a smooth dough.
  2. Press out about 1- 2 tablespoon dough through a Idiyappam Press (Mortar) onto a bamboo plates.
    Steam 6 – 8 of these at a time over boiling water.
  3. Idiyappam is ready.

Note: If either a steamed or roasted rice flour is not available, then sieve the flour well. Steam it over boiling water for an hr, keeping it covered. Allow to cool still under cover. The flour can be steamed in the evening and kept covered overnight for use in the morning.

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