Paneer Idiyappam - Paneer Sevai

Paneer Idiyappam is one of the classic Idiyappam Recipe made with Idiyappam/Rice sevai & Paneer with some Spice Powder. Soft idiyappam when blended with spices & paneer tastes heavenly. In coimbatore at hotel named Village, they serve number of varieties of idiyappam. Usually we order Paneer idiyappam. It tasted so yummy. Then i came home and tried twice or thrice it came out well.My husband told  that taste was so delicious, and it  tasted the same as we ate in Village hotel.  So i wanted to share this recipe with you all. 

Paneer Idiyappam

 Prep Time : 10  min. 
Cook Time : 20  minutes.
Recipe Category:Main Course
Recipe  cuisine:Indian
Serves  :   3 .


Idiyappam/ Instant Rice sevai - 2 +1/2 cups.
Paneer - 100 gms (crumbled/grated)
Onion - 2.
tomato -2.
coriander powder - 1 tsp.
chilli powder - 1 tsp.
turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
salt - as needed.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
curry leaves - 1 sprig.
Green chillies - 1.

  • Make idiyappam or cook Instant Rice Sevai as per the instruction on Packet & keep it ready.
  • chop the onions & tomatoes finely.
  • slit the Green chilly.
  • Grate or crumble the paneer.

  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters add cumin seeds. When it sizzles add Green chilly & curry leaves.
  • When chilly turns its colour, add chopped onions.Saute till it turns transparent.

  • Then add tomatoes, chilli powder, coriander powder, Garam Masala,turmeric Powder   & salt. 
  • Saute till tomatoes turns mushy .

  • Then  add Grated Paneer, mix well such that it blends well with everything.

  • Finally add Idiyapam/sevai & mix Gently without breaking the idiyappam. Garnish with fresh cilantro & switch off the flame.
 Serve hot/warm.

    •  you can add Ginger Garlic paste, while adding onions.
    • you can add handful of  cooked peas or corn before adding paneer.
    • you can replace chilli powder & Garam Masala with Sambar powder for different taste.
    • don't saute the paneer for longer time, else it turns rubbery. 
    •  Always serve warm.

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