Method of Preparation:
Idiappams are a typical Keralite breakfast. Since they are steamed, they are a healthy breakfast.
Keep a vessel on the stove, add one cup of water and bring it to boil. Add salt to taste and the ghee/butter. Once the water starts boiling, add the rice flour. Switch off the stove and stir it to make it into a smooth or soft dough.
Fill the dough in an idiappam mould and close it. Take an idly tray and lightly grease it. Now into the tray, allow the dough to pass through the idiappam mould. (Watch the video below). Make a thin layer first and then add the freshly grated coconut and then make another layer of idiappam. (Optional : You could skip making 2 layers). Pour some water into the cooker/steamer and make sure that the water is boiling before you place the idly trays. Steam in a cooker for about five minutes.
You could serve idiappams with thick coconut milk, flavored with cardamom powder and sugar. Idiappams taste great with Egg curry or any other spicy curry.