Idiyappam / String Hoppers

Idiyappam / String Hoppers

Idiyappam / String Hoppers

Kerala is the mother land of so many healthy, delicious, unique breakfast dishes. I bet, no other place in the world will have as many breakfast varieties as Kerala has. There are numberless breakfast options in Kerala which will make you feel that you are in heaven. Steamed, deep fried, batter based, stir fried, stewed or you name it, we have it in Kerala. Idiyappam / String Hoppers  is one of the prominent breakfast dishes made at every house holds and restaurants.

Idiyappam / String Hoppers

When you are in Kerala and want to breakfast, I am sure you will in a delicious dilemma! Not knowing to choose what to eat from the myriad of healthy and delicious breakfast alternatives available. The most famous are Puttu, Dosa, Idli and Appam( I just named a few only).

Idiyappam / String Hoppers

Idiyappam / String Hoppers is made with  rice flour. Making Idiyappam is laborious and time consuming. But it’s worth spending time and labor though. Rice flour is roasted first,  then mixed with warm water to form a soft dough, then passed it through a specially designed mould called Idiyappam Maker into a dish and then steam cooked.

Idiyappam is best served with kadala curry, mutta curry or chammanthi curry. Do try out this Idiyappam / String Hoppers Recipe and let me know your feedback.

Idiyappam / String Hoppers Recipe


  • Rice flour – 2 cups
  • Warm water – 1 1/2 cups
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste


  1. Roast the rice flour in a kadai
  2. When you start to see steam coming out of the flour, remove from the fire (do not over roast) .
  3. Add water and salt to the roasted flour and mix well using a spatula (see notes).
  4. Mix into soft dough, if dry sprinkle little water (I have given 1 1/2 cups water in the recipe, but if needed you can add 1 more Tbsp).
  5. Fill up in the dough in the Idiyappam maker or presser, press the dough through it.
  6. When you press, you will have the noodle or strings coming out from the bottom of the presser.
  7. When the first layer is done, sprinkle grated coconut in the middle.
  8. Continue with the next layer on top of the grated coconut.
  9. Transfer into steamer and steam cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  10. When done, remove and serve hot.

Note: When you roast the rice flour, make sure not to over roast (no brown color needed). If roasted, dough might become hard and idiyappam won’t be soft in texture. When you mix water, water should be just hot, not boiling hot. When the bubbles start to appear, remove from the fire and mix with the flour.

Similar Recipes..

Chiratta Puttu

Puttu/ Steam Cake

Finger Millet Puttu


Idli Recipe

Dosa Recipe

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