Idiyappam or String Hoppers is a traditional dish from Southern India. It goes by different names . For eg. Idiyappam in Kerala & Tamilnadu, Nool Puttu and Shevige in Karnataka. It is a famous breakfast item down south and is  served with potato stew/ vegetable stew/ egg curry/ sweetened coconut milk etc.  Here’s the recipe for Idiyappam:


2 cups rice flour
2 cups of water
Salt as per taste
1 tsp oil



  • Heat 2 cups of water in a pan.
  • When it starts boiling, add salt and  a teaspoon of oil.
  • Add the rice flour and keep stirring till it absorbs all the water.
  • Turn off the heat and keep the pan covered for 10 minutes.
  • Once the flour has cooled a little, knead it to a smooth dough.
  • Shape the dough into  a cylindrical roll.
  • Grease the chakli maker with oil and place the sev/noodle mould in it.
  • Fill the dough into the chakli maker.
  • Grease the idli plates with oil and press the idiyappam dough into the idli moulds in a circular manner. (See video below for better understanding) 
  • Heat water in a steamer.
  • Place the idli plates in the steamer and steam for 10 minutes.
  • Serve steamed idiyappam with vegetable stew or potato stew or sweetened coconut milk.


For more South Indian breakfast dish, have a look at the following recipes:

Saada Dosa, Ulli Karam Dosa, Ragi Idlis, Kanchipuram Idlis, Uttapams, Rava Dosa


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