Idiyappam/String Hoppers


Idiyappam is a culinary specialty in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is also known as noolappam in Kerala. It is also popular in certain areas of Sri Lanka. It is made of rice flour. It is generally served as the main course at breakfast together with egg, fish, meat or vegetable stew.  It can also be served with sweetened coconut milk.To make idiyappam we need an idiyappam press and a steamer (as shown in the pic. below)
Idiyappam press

Steamer

Ingredients – serves 2

Rice flour -1 cup
Boiled water
Salt to taste

The procedure goes like this…

Mix rice flour with hot water and salt. Knead it into smooth dough. Fill an ‘idiyappam’ presser with the dough and press it on to an idli steamer/pressure cooker (without the pressure regulator/vent weight), and steam for 5–10 minutes. Your idiyappam is ready.

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