Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Idiappam (String Hoppers)

Idiappams or Noolputtu are a common breakfast beauty in mallu land. Equally popular in Srilanka and Tamilnadu, these tender rice noodles are great by themselves and only get better when served with a spicy stew. Made from the simplest of ingredients, their delicate taste and texture seems to be sole reason for its gaining popularity. For those not familiar with the gadget to make them, here is a picture.


Rice Flour: 2 Cups
Water: 1 cup
Grated coconut: 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

Bring the water to boil, add some salt and a drop of oil. Take it off from the heat, add the rice flour and stir quickly to avoid making lumps. Mix this well to make a firm dough. Scoop this dough into the Idiappam press. Meanwhile, slightly oil the idli racks and put a teaspoon of grated coconut in each case. Noodle out the dough from the idiappam press in each of the cases. Top it up with some more coconut and let them steam in the Idli cooker for about 10-15 mins. Let them rest for about 10 mins after they are done so that the hot steam settles.

Enjoy your meal!!!


  1. pl show the photos of idiyappam press, puttu kuzhal etc and any traditional gadgets thats is uses

  2. We have shown link to the picture of an idiappam press in the first para. We are yet to make puttu ,thats why no pictures.

  3. Any favorite brand of rice flour ??


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