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Thursday, May 16, 2013

This is a variety idiyappam recipe I learnt last year from MIL. Milagu idiyappam is very easy to make and very unique to me from the usual idiyappam with sugar and coconut or lemon/ puli idiyappam and the paruppu idiyappam we make usually. My mom usually gives pepper jeera rice to us in the dinner when we were kids, but never thought to try with idiyappam, MIL made it last time when we were there. So from that time, I started to make this one once in a while. Very easy and packed with flavors of fresh ground pepper.

Milagu Jeeraga Idiyappam recipe

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


idiyappam flour or rice flour - 3/4 cup

Water - As needed

Salt - As needed

oil - Few drops

Pepper (black, powdered) - 2 tblsp

Jeera - 2 tsp

Coconut, grated - 1/4 cup

Ghee - 1 tblsp

Cashew nuts - 5

Curry leaves - A sprig


  1. Boil enough water until the bubbles starts from the bottom of the vessel(do not boil rolling as it will make idiyappam dough get cooked and makes pressing hard). Add salt and oil to water and make dough by pouring this hot water to the idiyappam flour.Refer this post for more details.
  2. After you finish making plain idiyappam, with the tips of your fingers, roughly separate the idiyappam . Roughly powder jeera and pepper in mixer or hand mortar and pestle. And then heat ghee in pan and fry broken cashews until golden in colour.1-milagujeeraga
  3. Add coarsely powdered pepper and jeera and curry leaves and give a quick stir and immediately switch off the flame. Add this to prepared idiyappam. You can powder pepper and jeera in mixer or in a hand mortar and pestle.2-milagujeeraga
  4. Mix well, check for salt and add if more is needed. Garnish/ mix grated coconut.3-milagujeeraga


  • Use broad vessel for mixing. Don’t try to separate the idiyappam when its hot. Just do it once its manageable for your hands. Once you add the pepper mixture, it will be easy for mixing. So dont worry if idiyappam looks sticking together.
  • I used desiccated coconut as I dint had fresh that day.
  • Make sure to not burn the pepper powder or will taste bitter.
  • Coconut and ghee enhances the pepper flavor more.

Make it along with any other breakfast, especially when you are making for guests, this is best to be the second variety of breakfast!

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  1. awesome raks :) amma makes this with hot rice :) when there is a cough or cold !

  2. I just had it for today breakfast.. yours looks good

  3. hi dear it is so delicious !!! easy digestable bcos of pepper/jeera/lg powder.
    great going !! keep it up !!

  4. looks amazing! i never knew such a variation existed

  5. NIH
    One more recipe with idiappam....idiappam paruppu soil....make idiappam plain and make paruppu silo plain and add to the plain idiappam...this goes well with morekuzhabu

  6. Wow this looks great n healthy recipe...

  7. Guess, it will have pongal taste... Innovative dish... Love it...

  8. So aromatic and flavorful... yummmmmm

  9. As u said i had tasted aunty's pepper jeera rice .. Must try this way :)

  10. Looks delicious,I've always had idiyappam with Stew,this is completely new!

  11. Nice version of idiyappam..love the pepper flavor...

  12. Love this variation...sounds too good for I just love pepper in everything..

  13. This sounds like a nice variation...looks and sounds flavourful!

  14. Never had milagu jeeaga idiyappam, looks just too good, omg, the clicks are amazing as always.

  15. Wow that sounds super flavorful and delicious, never have heard about this recipe.. Will try for sure.. :) Wonderful clicks!!

  16. We make a similar one with aval. Never tried with idiyappam. Sounds great, looks super soft and inviting

  17. Looks so yum ...my type of stuff ...always like your super fine idiyappam...

  18. looking yummy...lovely color...

  19. I like this. It's new for me

  20. healthy and delicious version, haven't tried this way......

  21. Wonderful authentic recipe, never tried this flour before.. very healthy, would love to give it a shot soon

    lovely pics as always Raks :)

  22. super tempting breakfast and also appealing clicks such a nice recipe will try this

  23. Wow the breakfast looks simple and inviting.Never tried Iddiyaapam.I have to try.

  24. looks absolutely yummy! nice clicks!

  25. Never tried this pepper idiyappam, sounds good n flavorful...will try it sometime! Nice clicks!

  26. Interesting recipe...need to try out this..


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