42 IDIYAPPAM

Idiyappam/String Hoppers


This is a very common dish prepared mainly for breakfast and or dinner in my place. This is one of the method followed for making Idiyappam, though a bit long the taste is very superb and you can get very soft idiyappam. Boiled rice is used instead of raw rice where in the other method raw rice flour is mixed with hot water.

Boiled Rice - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp


Wash and soak rice for 4 - 5 hours. Then grind to a very smooth batter using water( as little as possible), just like grinding for idli. Later transfer the ground batter to a pan, add oil and start stirring and cook till it is thick enough( like a dough consistency)by stirring well. Will not take a long time( less than 10 minutes). No need to add any salt as you can add them later , that is you are going to add sweet or going to temper them with some spices.

Some of you may find this method new, but it is one of the oldest method used in our family/native.



Grease a sevai/idiyappam press with oil. Take a small amount of mix and immerse in them. Also grease the idli plates with oil and press the idiyappam on them. Do not over crowd. Steam on high for 8 - 10 minutes. Cover the remaining to avoid drying. Try to use the stencils with small holes, this way you get nice small and soft strings. If you feel the dough is too sticky and find it difficult to press then transfer to the same vessel and cook n stir again for another few mts.


Will post the other 2 variations soon.



42 comments/Reactions:

nivedita said...

Hi Padma
You reminded me Viji aunty in UAE(actually, we were sharing a house with them) Viji aunty used to prepare this at home, and always used to give so much for me. She knew that I love it. She used to prepare this with mutton curry and some times she used to make it with egg bhurji! both tasted great. I am missing her now!!
Waiting for other two variations.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

I make the same way but i put it in Idiappam press(a stand which has 3 legs).Once tried it with murukku press it was very tight to press it out.Yours look perfect

kitchen queen said...

The idiappam is making my mouth water. yenna taste panna varalama?

Abhilash said...

aah idiappam. I use to have it during my breakfast with peas masala.

Your idiappam looks good.

Gulmohar said...

Love this...Yours has come out so perfect and soft..:-)

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Idiappam...I ate this in childhood. have even forgotten the taste of it now

Malar Gandhi said...

Like ur step by step pictures...iddiappam looks perfect, I like it. Such a light and lip smacking recipe, right:)

Vidhya said...

ya i like this way of making idiyappam. We too have a seva naazhi in my house. yummy and soft

Superchef said...

wow!1 you actually made it from scratch??!! my mom makes sevai from scratch and we love it!!

Susri said...

i love idiyappam!!!

Priya said...

Prefect Idiyappam, just love this with fresh grated coconut and sugar..feel like having some rite now..

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!! one of my fav!!! looks so soft and yummy..Perfect breakfast

kothiyavunu said...

Even i used to make it from scratch!!to tell u truth ur looks perfect and so soft..Love to gobble it rite now with mutton stew..:)

BangaloreBaker said...

I love this. I like especially the coconut, jaggery combination with this.

Sanghi said...

Wow.. idiappam looks perfect dear! Tempting, i love to have this with sweet coconut milk..! Mmm...;)

Vrinda said...

This old version is new to me..v make with rice flour,looks perfect,would lov to eat with chicken stew...

Tresa Augustine said...

So nice and perfect!!!

Nostalgia said...

Awesome.. the idiyappam looks wonderful.. also you seem to have a nice tiny stencil.. I love it.

Sushma Mallya said...

looks nice padma..

Pavithra said...

The Idiayappam looks so soft and yummy and we too make the same way as sailaja said I mean in a stand. Do we need to grind the rice very fine ?

jennyccy said...

Love this recipe. Perfect for a healthy meal.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks perfect. Am too lazy to make these..Makes a great breakfast..

Rekha shoban said...

nice idiayappam...quite difficult to do na? my amma used to do this and i like to have with kadala curry.

jayashree said...

I got to know about this method only recently from the blog world.
I tried & got extremely satisfying results.The process , is of course laborious. The fruit of labour happens to be sweet !

my kitchen said...

Perfect idiyappam,makes me hungry

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

My hubby's fav BF.looks perfect and delicious.

shanthi said...

Looks lovely and tempting

Pari said...

Too good to resist.

Tina said...

Wow..its came out perfect...Looks soft and delicious.....

Akal's Saappadu said...

your idiyaappam looks perfect and thank you so much for showing the pictures of the dough, (helps so much to figure out the right consistency); I love it with sweetened coconut milk!!! lovely!!

Shri said...

Wow!You are an expert..You made it from scratch!!Looks great!

prasu said...

oh my Padma it came out soooooooo..perfect dear......soft and delicious looking.keep rocking.

Padma said...

Thank you Nivedita... will post them soon, but actually don't have the stand.
Thanks Sailaja... yes at in- laws place they use that stand.
Thanks Kitchen queen- you are welcome any time :)

Padma said...

Thanks ABhilash, Gulmohar, Soma, Malar, Vidhya, Manju, Susri, Priya, Sarah, Kothiyavunu, Champa, Sanghi, Vrinda, Tresa, Nostalgia and Sushma :)

Padma said...

Thanks Pavithra... yes at in laws palce they used the stand mentioned like you. But I don't have it here. We have grind it very fine only, so it won't get stuck when pressing if stencils are too small.

Padma said...

Thank you Jenny, Divya, Rekha, Jayshree, Esai Selvi, Sreelekha, Shanthi, Pari, Tina, Vinolia, Shri and Prasu :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks absolutely lovely. Feel like grabbing the plate.

Anu said...

Wow perfect idiyappam..

Gita said...

Wow girl...you've got so much patience! The idiyappam looks so white and perfect...good one dear :)

jayasree said...

I use boiled rice for sevai and raw rice flour for idiyappam. One of my friend follows your method and she was using boiled rice unknowingly and her hubby was surprised with her soft idiyappam.

Nandini said...

How soft and fluffy the idiyappams are! If stuffed in the mouth, they'll dissolve/melt smoothly!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Tasted them recently...looks yummy....

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