A very popular Tamilian and Keralite Dish, also popular in Sri Lanka, idiyappam or string hoppers is variation of rice noodles. Served for breakfast, lunch or dinner , it is made out of rice flour, salt and water. It can be served with any curry/gravy like Vegetable stew/kurma or Potato stew, egg curry or fish/meat curry.
This is my first attempt at making these string hoppers. Though i have relished this dish many a times at restaurants and wedding celebrations, I have never made them at home. I had already prepared dum alu for breakfast. So for the curry to be served with string hoppers, I diluted the gravy a little bit by adding coconut milk and making it more watery.
Get these ready for the rice noodles:-
- Rice Flour
- Hot Water
- Coconut Oil (Gives a distinct flavor)
Knead the rice flour in hot water along with some salt and coconut oil to a very fine dough.
The Idiyappam Maker --------
Now fill some dough in the Idiyappam Maker (or murukku nazhi )
Pess it/rotate it to form noodle like patterns on a muslin cloth over Idli Moulds. (My hubby helped me in making them )
Now steam it for 10-12 minutes and serve hot with curry.
Yummy String Hoppers are Ready !!