Chemba Idiyappam and Paal / Red Rice Flour Idiyappam and Sweetened Coconut Milk


For Chemba Idiyappam

2 cup red rice flour / chemba idiyappam podi (I used store-bought idiyappam flour )
boiling water as required
salt to taste
oil for greasing

For Sweetened Coconut Milk / Paal

2 cups thick coconut milk
100 gm jaggery , crushed (adjust to your sweetness)
2-3 cardamoms
a pinch of salt


For Idiyappam:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add chemba rice flour and salt and mix well.
  2. Add required amount of boiling water into this and mix thoroughly by stirring with a wooden spoon.
  3. Then knead well with your hands until the dough becomes soft.
  4. Grease the idiyappam maker/ press and idli plates with little oil to prevent sticking.
  5. Fill the dough in an idiyappam maker/ press and rotate/press little dough gently into the greased idli plates.
  6. Place the idli plates in a steamer and steam cook for 10-12 minutes or until done.
  7. Serve hot with any curries or sweetened coconut milk…

For Sweetened Coconut Milk:

  1. In a blender, add the coconut milk, crushed jaggery, cardamoms and a pinch of salt and blend well.
  2. Transfer this to a bowl / jug and serve with idiyappam….

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