Idiyappam (Kerala Style String Hoppers)

Idiyappam (Kerala Style String Hoppers)

One of my favourites:) I experimented this recipe from Sailus Food, it turned out well!:)



  1. 2 Cups Rice Flour
  2. 2 1/2 Cups Water Boiling
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon Coconut Oil Ghee /
  4. 1/2 Cup Coconut Grated


15 mins
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    Bring 2 1/4 cups of salted water and ghee to a boil. Keep aside 1/4 cup of water (to be used while kneading the dough).

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    Slowly pour the hot water (2 cups) into the rice flour and mix with a wooden spoon. It will be difficult to mix but try to bring it all together. Place lid and leave aside for 15 mts.

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    While the dough is resting, grease the idiyappam maker and the idli plates. Sprinkle little grated coconut into each depression of the idli plate and keep aside.

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    The dough will be easier to handle once the heat reduces. Knead the mixture into a smooth yet firm dough, adding 2-3 tbsps of hot water while kneading.

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    Make a cylindrical shape of the dough and place into the idiyappam maker, close the lid and hand press the dough into swirls onto the idli plates. (see the sample photo)

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    Steam for 12-15 minuets and allow to cool a bit. Serve warm with either sweetened coconut milk, Stew, Chicken or Egg curry.

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