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puli idiyappam tamarind idiyappam
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Puli idiyappam recipe

Puli idiyappam or tamarind idiyappam is a tasty and easy breakfast or dinner idea with idiyappam. One of the tastiest idiyappam variety you must try.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2


  • ½ cup Idiyappam flour or Rice flour (raw rice flour is preferred)
  • Water - As needed
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • Salt as needed
  • Pulikachal - as needed


For making plain idiyappam

  • Boil 3 cups water until it starts to boil.
  • Take idiyappam flour in a wide bowl and mix hot water as needed into the flour, using a spatula.
  • Let it get cooled until it turns warm enough to knead.
  • Make a smooth dough without lumps and it should be non sticky. Not too firm too. Keep covered.
  • Grease the idli plate/mesh with few drops of oil. Grease the idiyappam press too (inside) to enable easy pressing.
  • Press the idiyappam in a circular way, make sure you don't layer too much.
  • Steam cook these just till its cooked, don't over cook (Takes one minute.
  • Make batches until u finish the dough. Now the basic idiyappam is ready.

For making puli idiyappam

  • Cool down the idiyappam and mix required pulikachal along with little sesame oil.
  • Adjust salt as needed and puli idiyappam is ready,enjoy!


  • 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 by 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.