Idiyappam | string Hopper


Idiyappam is a very light diet and it is a perfect recipe for dinner. There are many versions that can prepared. But for now, I have just done sweet and hot version of it. I will post the recipes of other version as well.


For Idiyappam
Rice Flour 2 Cups
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Hot water 3/4 – 1 Cup

For Sweet Version
Dessicated Coconut 3 Tablespoons
Sugar 2 Tablespoons
Ghee 1 Tablespoon

For Hot Version
Onion 1 No (Finely Chopped)
Green Chillies 2 Nos (Chopped)
Mustard 1/4 Tablespoon
Turmeric 1/4 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon


Preparation Method
  • Measure 2 cups of rice flour and add oil, salt and mix everything together.
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  • Heat around 1 cup of water and pour in to to the flour little by little and mix well.
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  • Make sure that the flour is mixed with the sufficient water and the dough is knead to a form where it is not sticking to the hand and also it is soft.
  • Take Idiyappam press and keep it ready.
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  • Make the dough in the form of cylinder and load them into the idiyappam press.
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  • Before pressing the idiyappam, grease the idly plate with a drop of oil.
  • Then Press the idiyappam in a round shape in each of the provision in the idly plate.
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  • Add some water to the idly vessel and place the idly plate into it.
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  • Close the idly vessel and allow it to cook for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, take out the idly plate immediately. Do not leave it for long time.
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  • Using a spoon take out the cooked idiyappam and transfer them to a plate.
  • Quickly break the strings and have it ready to prepare different versions idiyappam,
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  • Take half off the idiyappam when it is hot, pour a tablespoon of ghee, desiccated coconut, sugar and mix them well.
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  • Heat oil in a pan and add Mustard.
  • After it splutters, add green Chillies and onion and saute for couple of minutes.
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  • Add turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
  • Add the remaining half of the idiyappam and mix well.
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  • Mix it well so that the mixture spreads uniformly throughout.
  • Transfer to a bowl for serving
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