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Idiyappam Kurma

Idiyappam and Veg Kurma

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


For preparing Kurma

  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 10-12 beans cut into lenghty pieces
  • 2 potatoes chopped
  • 1 Nookal chopped
  • 1/2 shell grated coconut
  • 1 tsp fennel
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • a small cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 2 finely chopped onion
  • 5-6 garlic
  • 5-6 cashews
  • a tbsp roasted gram dal
  • Fresh mint leaves

For preparing idiyappam

  • 500 gms Raw rice flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • hot water as required


  • Wash all the vegetables in water and then chop. 2 carrots chopped, 10-12 beans cut into lenghty pieces, 2 potatoes chopped, 1 Nookal chopped.
  • 1/2 shell grated coconut, 1 tsp fennel and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, a small cinnamon, 2 cloves , 2 cardamom, 2 finely chopped onion, 5-6 garlic, 5-6 cashews and a tbsp roasted gram dal, Fresh mint leaves and vegetables of your choice.
  • In a mixie jar add coconuts, cumin, fennel, garlic, roasted gram dal, cashews, Add spices cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. First grind well then add water.
  • Grind to fine paste add water little by little, Add a green chilly and grind well again. Coconut paste is ready keep aside. Let us start cooking kurma.
  • In a pressure cooker add 2 tsp of oil, For flavor adding a bay leaf, cloves and star anise. Saute well till nice aroma.
  • Add a green chilly and saute well, Add finely chopped onion and fresh curry leaves. Saute till onions become transparent.
  • Add salt and mix well, then add all the veggies saute for 2 mins in low flame.
  • Adding all the vegetables You can also add vegetables of your choice like peas, cauliflower etc.
  • Saute all the vegetables in oil for a while.
  • Add 2 glass of water, add mint leaves allow to cook.
  • After 2 mins add the ground coconut paste.
  • Add more water if required and adjust consistency. Boil it for 2-3 mins and check for salt and adjust.
  • Cover and cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.
  • After pressure subsides transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • For preparing idiyappam. I took Raw rice 500 gms home made. For preparing this rice flour wash and soak a cup of raw rice in water for 4 hours. After 4 hours drain excess water and dry it on a kitchen cloth. After 1/2 an hour grind it in a mixie jar or take to shop for preparing fine powder like flour. Sieve it well and roast in a pan for 2 mins in low flame.
  • To the flour add required salt.
  • A tsp of oil and add hot water little by little and mix well.
  • Mix well using a laddle adding hot water make idiyappams soft.
  • After some time when the mixture comes to room temperature, you can knead in your hands.
  • The dough is ready now let us grease idly plates or if you have idiyappam plates you can use it.
  • Grease oil in the plates, Add water in the idly pot and preheat before your making idiyappam.
  • Let the water starts boiling meanwhile let us prepare making idiyappam.
  • Am using a idiyappam mould with very thin holes, grease oil inside the mould.
  • Take enough dough to keep inside the mould.
  • Cover it and start pressing and prepare idiyappam on each hole, Add dough inside if it gets over.
  • Arrange all the plates with idiyappam.
  • Now the idiyappam plates are ready and water started boiling in the idly pot.
  • Let us keep inside and cook in medium heat for 7-8 mins. After 8 mins open and check idiyappam. It has nicely cooked take out and keep for a while.
  • Soft and perfectly cooked idiyappam is ready. Serve with veg kurma.
    Idiyappam Kurma