Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Idiappam ,String hoppers or Nool puttu are some names by which this favorite breakfast from Kerala is known.Usually served with egg curry ,meat curry, Fish curry,green gram curry , vegetable stew, sweetened coconut milk or plain Ghee and sugar. It is best served with fresh ,thick , sweet coconut milk.

You need a special press with which you can make the Idiappams,and an idili mould to steam them in .

  1. Rice Flour(fine ground) – 2 cups
  2. Water – approx 2 cups
  3. Salt – as needed
  4. Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
  5. Ghee – 1 tbsp

Boil water in a pan,adding required amount of salt into it.Pour the boiled water little by little to the rice flour,stirring with the back of a spoon in between,until it is ready to make into a smooth, soft dough.
Allow it to cool for a while.When it is half cooled,add in the Ghee and knead it with your hand into a smooth dough.
Make a ball of the dough and shape it like the idiappam mould and place it inside the mould and press a layer onto the idili mould.
Add a layer of grated coconut on top and press another layer on top.
Steam cook the idiappams for 10 minutes in a pressure cooker without the weight on (like you would steam idilis) or use a steamer and steam for 10 minutes.

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