August 7, 2008

Idiyappam & Kurma

Roasted rice flour - 2 cup
hot water - 2 cups

I used store bought rice flour sold specifically for idiyappam. If you have fresh rice flour at hand, slightly roast and use. Add salt to the water while boiling. Slowly add the hot water to the rice flour, mixing it using a spatula. Adjust the water to get a soft dough. Pinch a golf ball size dough and with the help of a idiyappam press, press on to idli/idiyappam moulds. Steam cook for 10 minutes.

For side, I prepared kurma following Mallika Badrinath's recipe of Kurma for Idiyappam. I haven't made much changes to the original recipe.

Big onions - 3 nos
Tomatoes - 3 nos
Mixed vegetables, diced - 2 cups (carrot/french beans/cauliflower/potatoes etc)
dhania powder - 2 tspn
chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Fresh thick curds - 1 cup
milk - 1/2 cup
oil - 3 tblspn
Green chillies - 2 nos
cardamom, cinnamon,cloves - few

Grind together

Grated fresh coconut - 3 tblspn
poppy seeds - 2 tspn
cashewnuts - 10 ( I didnn't add)
Slice chillies lenghtwise, finely chop onions and tomatoes.
Steam cook /MW the vegetables.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the spices (cardamon,cloves and cinnamon), slit green chillies and onions.
Fry till onion turns golden brown and add chopped tomatoes. Stir till the tomatoes becomes pulpy and add dhania powder and mix well.
Add ground paste along with cooked vegetables, salt, turmeric and chilli powder
Cook till it becomes thick.
Add whipped curds and boil for a minute.
Remove from fire and stir in 1/2 cup milk.
Serve with idiyappam. This kurma can be paired with idli/dosas too.

Note: It tastes equally good if you omit the mixed vegetables. This makes a yummy side dish with only onions and tomatoes too.

My kurma goes to Srivalli's Curry Mela

The combo goes to WBB-Combi Breakfasts, hosted by Latha for the month of August.


  1. idiyappam looks sooo lovely n Lovely kurma too. Thanks for hosting

  2. Beautiful combo :) love the kurma!

  3. Just love idiyappam, though I personally prefer it with vegetable stew.

  4. Your idiappam looks perfect with the kurma. Lovely.

  5. your idiyappam looks very easy to prepare. Can I use the sev making pudi to make idiyappam?

  6. wow, delicious idiyappam and kurma! Love the combo. Cute idiyappam stand.

    Just voted for you at Sangeeth's.

  7. idiyappam and thenga pal is my fav....kurma goes well with it too....yummy

  8. your idiyappam looks just perfect.... i never tried it becoz i always thought it is a tedious process.. but it looks simple.... The pics looks delicious!

  9. looks great..want to try making it..i love the stew...

  10. I use ghee as well with the rice flour..I've had it with stew as well...

  11. Wow..i love your idyappam stand...Idyappam and veg stew..nice combo..We usually make it with sodhi ya coconut chutney..

  12. VP,cham thanks.

    aparna, stew is my preferred combo too, for both aapam amd idiyappam.

    nithu thanks.

    srimathi, thanks. Basically, you need to use roasted raw rice flour. If your sev podi is that, u can go ahead.

    uma, thanks for voting. And nice to see you back here.

    sangeeth, thengai pal with some sugar is an yummy combo.

    cinnamon, its quite easy and it takes only 15 minutes. Do try it.

    live2cook, thanks.

    sowmya, do try it. its quite easy.

    rachel, thanks. Adding ghee must be giving a nice flavor. Thanks for the tip.

    maheswari, thanks. Ever since I saw sodhi prepration on TV, I wanted to make it. But yet to try.

  13. Awesome entry! Love the idiappam stand:-) The pictures look yummy

  14. I love idiyaapam-kurma combo!!Yours looks perfectly delicious.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. looks lovely ..your idiayapppam and kurma...thanks for the entry..

  16. wow, never tasted this.. i will definately try this one..

  17. shreya, shalini,valli thanks.

    anjali, thanks. Do try and tell me how u liked it.

  18. Thanks for stopping my blog:)

    First time to you blog, and it was my favourite Idiyappam with kurma... mouth waters;)

    You have a very good collection of Kerala cuisine, bookmared your blog:)

  19. Can't hold the awards ... ome and pick up yours ;)

  20. Hi Jayshree,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. This iddiappam just looks super. Its much too long since I had any!!


  21. today my wife cooked it was very delicious

  22. @solidcode-Thanks for taking time to drop by. Glad you liked it.


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