Pazham Idiyappam – Vattaelayappam


  • Banana – 3 nos
  • Rice flour – 1 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 or 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 glass
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 or 2 tbsp


  • Heat water in a steamer and place the idli mould
  • Now we have to steam the banana for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Cover and cook them well.
  • Remove the lid and check whether the skin of the banana is starting to split in places.
  • Remove and peel the steamed banana and allow it to cool.
  • Then just cut the banana into small pieces and grind it into a smooth puree.
  • Take a strainer ,add rice flour ,and strain them well.
  • Then we have to clean and set aside the macaranga leaf (Vattayila leaf).)
  • Place the idli mould in a steamer and heat the water again.
  • Take a strained ricflour pan and add salt.
  • Add hot water little by little, mixing thoroughly with a spatula.
  • Then add the ground banana puree and combine them well.
  • combine until the mixture thickens up.
  • Then add some ghee and mix them well,set aside.
  • Take a macaranga leaf and apply some ghee, and spread it evenly.
  • Then fill the dough into the idiyappam press and close the lid.
  • Then press the dough into a circle shape onto the macaranga leaf
  • Then spread some grated coconut on top of the dough.
  • Again, press some dough on top and set aside.
  • Then repeat the same process for the balance of the dough.
  • The idiyappam dough was then placed one by one into the steamer.
  • Cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Once it is ready, remove the idiyappam from the steamer and set it aside.
  • Then pour some hot milk and sugar on top of the idyappam.
  • Serve and enjoy the tasty banana idiyappam with tea or coffee.

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