10 June 2009

Idiyappam / string hoppers/Rice noodles

Idiyappam or string hoppers has been one of my favorite dishes since my childhood.. my appetite becomes never ending when i start eating this dish ! LOL
Idiyappam is also known as Rice noodles only that it is very thin. Its been a long time since i made this at home.. today i gave myself a treat !
i made idiyappam in 3 different ways today. lets jump start on to the recipes

Method for Idiyappam

  • boil water thoroughly
  • take about 2 to 3 cups of rice flour,i have used the store bought rice flour, alternatively rice flour can also be roasted at home at very medium flame for few mins
  • add salt to the rice flour and about 1 tbspn of oil and pour in the hot water to form a soft dough ( i used a slotted spoon while kneading the dough, the water being very hot)
  • fill the dough on to a idiyappam presser and squeeze it on to the idli trays and steam it for a couple of minutes
  • when done allow it to cool and remove them
Coconut & sugar

  • The Idiyappam can be had with grated coconut and sugar
  • Just crumble the idiyappam and mix the desired amount of sugar and coconut

Savory lemon

  • heat some oil in a pan add mustard seeds , urad dal and channa dal
  • add in dry red chillies and curry leaves
  • squeeze about half a lemon and add turmeric powder and salt
  • crumble the required amount of idiyappam and and to this and garnish with coriander leaves



cinnamon - 1/2 inch
cloves- 2
fennel seeds- 1 tspn
poppy seeds- 1 tspn
ginger garlic paste- 1/4 tspn
onion- 1
tomato- 3
grated coconut(fresh)- 1/2 cup
chilli powder- 1/2 tspn
garam masala- 1/4 tspn
coriander powder - 1 tspn
curry leaves- 1 stalk
coriander leaves - 5 to 6 leaves
salt - acc to taste
oil - 1 tbspn

  • Heat oil and add the cinnamon and clove
  • add the finely chopped onions and saute them till they turn golden brown
  • add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a min or two
  • add the finely chopped tomatoes
  • you can also add vegetables of your choice like potatoes and cauliflower ..
  • add the chilli powder,turmeric powder, coriander powder,garam masala and salt
  • mean while grind the fennel seeds,poppy seeds and grated coconut to a fine paste
  • add this paste and keep sauting
  • pour in sufficient amount of water and bring to a boil
  • garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with the idiyappam.

I am sending this post to
monthly mingle- ravishing rice guest hosted by edible garden
Creator of Monthly mingle - meeta
also sending this to EFM June - Breakfast series
also sending this to show me ur breakfast hosted by divya of dilse


Pooja said...

Lovely idiappams Pooja! Has turned out perfect. Loved the savory lemon n kurma too. Perfect and filling breakfast for a healthy day :)

Parita said...

Wow idiyappams have turned out perfect...yummy kurma dear..grt entries for event..u rock :)

Priyameena said...

Perfect breakfast!!My vote is for the sugar and coconut string hoppers..

Gita said...

Perfect idiyaappams Pooja...that platter looks so delicious :)

Pooja said...

Thanx everyone for your lovely comments !

Viki's Kitchen said...

Idiyappam recipe seems so useful Love that kurma also. U are the only one person, as far I know appreciating it with shredded coconut + sugar like me. I will show this to my hubby, who calls me weird for eating like this :)
(he eats it with coconut milk)

Pavithra said...

I love this so so much.. its really tempting when i see this pooja.. lovely.. very very comforting food.

Pooja said...

hey viki Thanx a lot.. my hubby loves this combo of sugar and coconut..
idiyappam and coconut milk ---> sounds interesting

thanx a lot pavithra

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veena said...

hi ..
First time here ..lovely idiyappams...u have a great blog ..keep up the great work..keep in touch

Pooja said...

Thanx for visiting veena !

didolivescooks said...

Wow.. these are so perfect.. I dont have an idiyapam-making thingy..You gave me an idea to grab these next time I am in Chennai.. Cheers for the recipe!

didolivescooks said...

Wow.. these are so perfect.. I dont have an idiyapam-making thingy..You gave me an idea to grab these next time I am in Chennai.. Cheers for the recipe!

Pooja said...

Hi didolivescooks.. this presser is very useful comes in handy when u want to make snacks like murukku and stuff and its very easy to squeeze through. . do buy it !

Sowmya said...

Dear Pooja..those were lovely lovely lovely...Healthy too ..

I am so fond of the lemon version...

Great blog dear.

Anonymous said...

I am totally astounded! lovely blog pooja!! thoroughly amazed! waiting to see ur masala dosas and other new rice varieties ;)

Sriram R

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot sowmya..!

Pooja said...

hey Sriram nice to see her.. wait i will post masala dosa and send u the link..

Pari said...

Hey a nice post . We thoroughly enjoyed it with stew when we lived in Chennai. Will take more tips from you when I try making it.

Pooja said...

Thanks Pari..yeah Pari any time !

nivedita said...

Lovely Idiyappam!! I love idiyappappams, my vote for you in Diya's event.

Pooja said...

Thanks for dropping by nivedita... thanks for the vote dear !

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