Monday, March 17, 2014

Idiyappam | String hopper

Idiyappam or string hopper is a traditional dish in Kerala  prepared with rice flour. Steamed dishes are always good for health. When sick, the doctor suggest us to have idli or idiyappam in India, in other countries too the white bread or food is suggested when your tummy is upset or any kind of sickness. Food prepared with rice or easy to digest.

This can be taken as plain with any side dish or can be prepared as sevai.

  • Processed rice flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp + for greasing


In a bowl mix rice flour and salt. Boil the water till it reaches big bubbles. Switch it off. Immediately start mixing with rice flour.
Mix through a spatula (If you feel it is watery, do not add more water). When the dough is warm grease your hand with oil and make a soft dough (This step is not necessary too). Grease the idli or idiyappam plates.
Grease the idiyappam maker and add the dough into it. Start pressing gently in your greased plate.
Repeat this for all dough. Steam the idiyappam for 10 minutes.
Serve with vegetable kurma or coconut milk.
  • After adding water to the flour, the dough should be like a butter. Not too hard or watery.
  • If the dough is dry or hard to press add boiling water to the dough and press in the idiyappam maker.


Hema said...

Love this with some thengai paal, neatly explained..

Sireesha Puppala said...

wow perfectly done anu!

Biny's Recipes said...

loved the traditional hooper maker wow it must have bulged ur bi-triceps

Priya Suresh said...

Idiyappam with coconut milk is my favourite combo..delicious.

Hari Chandana said...

My favorite.. beautifully done! :)

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Vanamala Hebbar said...

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