Sep 24, 2012

Amma's Idiyappam Recipe / String Hoppers Recipe / Rice Idiyappam Recipe

Hai guys..Hope everyone had a great weekend. I was enjoying weekend with ma hubby in my mother's place, Since amma went for a outing with her collegues. We were looking after our little sister, had a great time together..We cooked together, had a nice chat and had lots of fun. I made a village style chicken curry and prepared the most amazing fried chicken, Seriously guys it was delicious. I will post that soon..

Now coming back to the recipe, this is one recipe from my mum. I took this pictures during one of my visit to her place. She is an expert in making this. I want to share this recipe with you all so badly because it taste so divine.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Resting Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 8 to 10 mins per batch
Serves : 4


Store Bought Rice Flour - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Water around 2 cups
Gingelly Oil / Indian Sesame Oil - 1 tblspn


Heat water to a boil. Remove it.

Take rice flour in a bowl. Add salt to it and mix well.

Pour hot water over it and mix well. Once it starts to come together, cover the bowl with a lid and let it sit for 15 mins.

After 15 mins, add a tblspn of oil and Form it into a soft dough.

Now take your string hopper maker and fill it with the dough.

Oil the idli plates as well(if you want)

Spin the string maker so that you will get the dough as threads over it.

Stack the plate and steam it for 8 to 10 mins.

Remove and serve with chutney or tomato curry.


Take rice flour in a bowl

Add in some salt

mix well

Bring water to a boil

Add in boiling water over rice flour

use a spoon to mix

cover and let it sit for 15 mins

now open the lid

add some oil

knead it to a soft dough

Take your idiyappam maker

add the dough in it

fill it to the top
cover it 

and spin the top

make idiyappam in idli steamer

just make a good amount of it

time to steam

place in idli steamer

cover and steam

steam cook this for 8 to 10 mins

now remove it and let it cool a bit,
remove it using a spoon


I love it with tomato curry


  1. Aww, I am home sick now :( Looks so tempting with chutney... Super

  2. Love to taste it immediately...

  3. Indiyappam look delicious...we call it 'indi appa' in Sri Lanka.exactly same,but ours is small in size.hope you enjoyed cooking with sisters....

  4. One of my fav dish, simply love it.

  5. my all time favorite. looks tempting.

  6. A bowl od Spicy Chicken curry would be sufficient to finish up these String hoppers:)

  7. Hi aarthi i tried some of ur recepies and it was relly tasty. Thank u for such simple and tasty items. Can u pls tell me what curry u ve made with idiyappam( in the picture) ? Can u pls share its recepie

  8. Hi
    Its my long time wish to post a comment here....

    Thank you so much for making my family happy.....

    I always try ur recipes.... this idiappam was my family's fav.... but all the time i go wrong with it... last 3 years i am trying this.... your recipe is so easy and tasty... thank thank you thank you so much

  9. Can we use murukku achhu ? Raagi idiyaapam recipe pls

  10. @Deepano it should be made in this mini idiyappam achu

  11. Aarti

    Can I use potato presser to make this snack as I cannot find the device in Singapore.

  12. @Anonymousif ur potato press has holes in the bottom alone you can use that

  13. Is it plain rice flour or roasted one

  14. @Sandhyait is roasted, but store bought

  15. Hi Arthi,
    Can we make this idiappam earlier and re steam it just before serving ??

  16. Awww that gravy looks yummy please let me the know what was that and how to make it

  17. Can i serve samber along with this


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