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idiyappam or rice string hoppers served on wooden plate with egg stew
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Easy Idiyappam Recipe

Easy Idiyappam recipe or rice string hoppers are a traditional South Indian recipe consisting of rice flour pressed into strings(noodles). Making fresh homemade idiyappam (rice string hoppers) is so satisfying. You should definitely try it.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 86kcal


  • 1 cup Idiyapam flour
  • 1 ¼ cup Boiling hot water plus 2-3 tspns extra
  • Salt
  • 3 teaspoon Vegetable


  • In a wide bowl sieve Idiyappam Flour and keep aside.
  • Boil 1 ½ cups of water. Allow the water to boil. Add salt to taste and 1 teaspoon of oil.
  • To the flour add boiling water and using a wooden ladle knead well to form a soft dough. If you find the dough is too dry add about 1 teaspoon of boiling water at a time and knead well.
  • Allow the dough to cool for 3-5 mins or until you can handle the heat, then oil your palm with and knead the dough well until it's smooth and shiny for about 2-3 mins.
  • Grease the Idiyappam ural(idiyappam maker)with oil. Fill this dough into an idiyappam press.
  • Steam these in a idli steamer for about 5 to 7 mins. Do not over cook the idiyappam, as they will turn rubbery.
  • Serve hot with egg curry or any stew of your choice or even sweetened coconut milk.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg