Koonthal / Squid Masala Idiyappam


2 cups rice flour/ idiyappam podi
water as required
1/2 kg squid, cut into small pieces
1- 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 onions, finely chopped
4 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
oil as required


  1. Clean the squid and marinate it with chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated squid and keep it aside.
  3. In the same oil, add the chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add the grated coconut mixed with 1/4 tsp chilli powder and little salt (mix well using hand) to this and stir well for 3-5 minutes on medium flame.
  5. Then add the fried squid , chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves and mix it well. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame.
  6. To prepare idiyappam dough, boil water in a pan adding enough salt.
  7. In a mixing bowl, take the rice flour and add the required amount of boiling water and mix thoroughly by stirring with a wooden spoon.
  8. Then knead it with your hands until the dough becomes soft.
  9. Fill the dough in an idiyappam maker/ press and rotate/press a layer of dough gently into the greased idli /idiyappam plates (or banana leaf ).
  10. Top it with 2 tbsp of prepared squid masala and then press another layer of idiyappam over it.
  11. Place them in a steamer and steam cook for 10-12 minutes or until done…Serve hot…



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