Prepare the plain idiappam and keep it aside. (Refer "Coconut idiappam" recipe to prepare plain version.
Curry leaves-1 string
Chena dal(kadala parippu)-1tsp
Urad dal(uzhunnu parippu)-1tsp
Hing powder(kayam)-one pinch
Dry red chilly-3(slits)
Cashew nuts -10 (chopped)
Red chilly powder-1/4tsp
Salt -to taste
Ghee or oil -2tbsp
Garam masala -one pinch (opt)
Heat oil in a pan.
Add dry red chilly ,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,cashew nuts and both the dals one by one .
Saute ginger ,green chilly ,hing and curry leaves for a minute .
Add the chopped tomato a, chilly powder and salt to this mixture and stir well.
When cooked add the cooled idiappam and mix thoroughly .
Cook it for 1 more minute in low flame and finally add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.Remove from the fire and serve hot.