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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Puli Idiyappam

Puli idiyappam is my mom’s signature recipe. She makes for dinner along with other varieties like sweet and Paruppu Idiyappam recipe I have blogged already. Just make plain Idiyappam and mix with pulikachal. Ready! My mom makes jaggery syrup and pulikachal in advanced so that she can mix and make sweet and puli idiyappam in no time. Of course making idiyappam is a tedious process. But we all used to help her… I can eat this non stop. Love it! And sure who ever loves puliyogare, will love this too!!

I already have posted both recipes for basic Idiyappam and pulikachal. Just copy pasting the idiyappam process.

Puli idiyappam (2)

Puli idiyappam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 25 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2


Idiyappam flour / Rice flour (raw rice flour is preferred) - 1 cup

Water - As needed

Sesame oil - 1 tsp

Salt - Only if needed

    Please refer here for Pulikachal Recipe.
    In case you dont have pulikaichal, Season with 1 tblsp Sesame oil in a kadai - mustard, urad dal, channa dal, peanuts, asafoetida, curry leaves. Then add 1/4 cup tamarind extract (or 1 & 1/2 tsp tamarind paste) and boil till thick. Add it to the idiyappam.


  1. Take the flour in a wide bowl and mix hot water as needed,using a spatula. Let it get cooled until it turns warm enough to knead. How much you boil the water to make idiyappam is important. Heat water until small bubbles start appearing everywhere in the bottom of the vessel. i.e; It should be just about to boil and NOT rolling boil.  If its rolling boil then the dough will get too much cooked when you make dough and it will be difficult for you to press. Even if its not heated well, then the idliyappam will turn too dry. So let it be just right, which you will learn from experience. 
  2. Mix
  3. Make a smooth dough without lumps and it should be non sticky. Not too firm too. If its very stiff,then it will be difficult to press through. So add water if needed. Keep covered.
  4. Dough
  5. I got these lovely bamboo mesh like things,meant for steaming from my periya maami.
  6. Mesh
  7. Its very handy,it easy to handle/manage and the cooking is done very fast. I like it!
  8. You can use idly plates very well,so grease the idly plate/mesh with few drops of oil. Press the idiyappam in a circular way,make sure you don't layer too much. Grease the idiyappam press too (inside) to enable easy pressing.
  9. Steam cook these just till its cooked,dont over cook(Takes one minute,if you keep Inside after the water boils),coz that will make  the separating part bit tougher.Make batches until u finish the dough.
  10. Steamed
  11. Now the basic idiyappam is ready. 
  12. DSC_4150

For Making Puli Idiyappam :

  1. Cool down the idiyappam and mix required pulikachal along with little sesame oil.
  2. Pulikachal
  3. Adjust salt as needed and puli idiyappam is ready,enjoy!
  4. DSC_4155


  • After you make plain idiyappam, just fluff with you fingers little. No need to make it separate that time,as after we add oil and pulikachal, it will be easily separated itself!
  • When you taste immediately after mixing,the spice level and salt should be a tiny little more than required so that at the time we eat,it will be just right.

Soft idiyappam with yummy pulikachal makes awesome combo! Do try if you like it!

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  1. Wow yummy idiyappam,Loved the first click,amazing Raji...

  2. This looks so delicious

  3. Never tried this version in idiyappam. Looks nice and cute presentation

  4. very interesting idiyappam!!great idea..nice click!

  5. புளிக்காய்ச்சல் சேர்த்து இடியாப்பம் செய்ததில்லை..பார்க்கவே அருமையாக இருக்கு....

  6. New for me and looks tangy, yummy ....nice clicks

  7. looks great dear..yummy yummy.

  8. Idiyappam is my fav too...this version looks delicious...Lovely presentation....and loved those bamboo mesh..cute..

  9. Even I make this Raks and I also blogged this...looks yummy..First pic is a killer..looks yummy...nothing beats freshly made one..

  10. Idiyappam by itself is sooo yummy..and adding pulikachal..double yummy

  11. puli idiyappam looks so tempting....never thought to combine puli kaichal with idiyappam..tats a great idea..very neat presentation...

  12. Absolutely delicious,tangy and flavorful..innovative recipe

  13. Yummy and soft idiyappams

  14. Tangy, tongue tickling combo!!!
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  15. wow...pulihora...with vermicilli...very new idea...I have tried...lime Lemon vermicilli....

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  16. yes!!!I love ur photos...we call it as sevai and mom makes vella sevai and pulikachal sevai :)Making sevai is a tedious process and I totally agree with u :)

  17. I love ur mesh :) mom and MIl uses sevanazhi for making sevai :)

  18. Yummy and tangy way to have idiayappam.. Looks so nice...

  19. Tangy idiyappam,even my version is the same as yours, love to have this anytime. Clicks are awesome as usual :)

  20. Yummmm.. my amma makes this too :) but our idiyappam process alone is different. We grind rice and steam idlies and then press it.

  21. What an authentic n declious recipe ~ very intriguing! The first pic is wonderful!
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  22. I love this.. my mom always makes this when making idiyaapam :)

  23. first I thought that was rice, surprised to c rice flour in ingredients!!! this is really new to me bookmarking it!

    looks fantastic!!!!
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  24. WOW this is new for me and must try recipe. Looks greattt!!


  25. Idiyappam has turned out so good. Looks delicious.

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  26. love those steaming meshes..puli idiappam looks so yumm

  27. Idiyappam looks tangy and pretty Raks. Love the bamboo steamers :)

  28. Looks so authentic with the thonnai and the ola paai bg...and the idiyapam looks divine :) reminds me of the kovil puliyodharai

  29. I love that bamboo idiyappam plate! Looks cute Raji!

    Nice recipe and remind me of koyil puliyodharai! :)

    Tkz for clearing the doubt in Garlic chutney,sure will let you know! :)

  30. Drool worthy pics...I loved those bamboo steamer.

  31. This is one of my fav dish.Just love it like anything and wil have three times a day also.Tht too if paruppu idiyappam mean omg i cant imagine tht.Even i've bought readymade one n need to prepare it.

  32. yummy raks :)
    I wanna grab those peanuts and eat :)

  33. yemma ipdi paduthara... ;) so yummy it is :)))

  34. WOW!!! This is absolutely tempting & yummy!!!

  35. wow what a lovely idiyaappam.... simply superb....

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  36. It is something new to me. We only make using tomato and lime and idiappam flour by grinding the rice.It is attracting.


  37. sounds awesome...tempting clicks..
    btw, I tried ur rasgulla recipe..came absolutely tasty..thank you dear..:)
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  38. Yummy!Yummy!Yummy!Would love to grab that donnai!

  39. How did I miss this post ?? tangy idiyappam, double like for me..love ur gadget too.. :)

  40. go u have a recipe for this pilikachil? have heard about it so much, and been wanting to try it fr so long...

  41. Please find the link on the 3rd line or below the first picture. The word pulikachal is linked to the recipe,thanks...

  42. can u please let me know where u got that mesh? looks very handy...

  43. Hi, I tried out the idiyappam and it was not soft and It was rather hard and can u please tell me which brand of flour you used . I used housbran


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