Idiyappam - Sweet Idiyappam Recipe - String Hoppers Recipe

Idiyappam / Sevai / String Hoppers is a healthy traditional cuisine made with minimal ingredients. Making plain idiyappam has become a breeze these days, flavouring it or pairing it with stew is the most wanted at home. I relish idiyappam as it is with coconut milk and sugar. Hubby likes the savoury version sevai with tempering. I will post the lemon sevai and other varieties of idiyappam soon.

Idiyappam Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Rice flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup (adjust as needed)
Salt - to taste

For the sweet idiyappam:

Sugar - 2 to 3 tbsp(adjust according to your preference)
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
Coconut Milk - as required
Jaggery powdered - as required(optional)


  1. Dry roast the rice flour for 2 mins(dont change the color)keep aside. Though roasting is optional amma does it so have been following it too.Store bought ones are already roasted I guess so check it before roasting.Bring water to a rolling boil - now add the boiling water little by little to the rice flour with salt.
    How to make idiyappam - Step1
  2. Mix well with a laddle to form a slightly sticky soft dough. When it is still warm knead it well with your hands and bring it together to form a dough.Take a portion of the dough, make cylindrical shape and place it inside the greased idiyappam press.
    How to make idiyappam - Step2
  3. Close the lid and press it slowly inside the pan to be steamed. Press it in swirls starting from outside to inside - I used my idli pan for this.Steam it for 12-15mins. The basic idiyappam is ready now.You can add coconut, cardamom powder and sugar with the idiyappam and mix well. You can also add coconut milk while serving. Jaggery can be replaced with sugar too.
    How to make idiyappam - Step3
First you need a idiyappam press for making idiyappam.A reader had requested to show my press so have updated the above pic :)
How to make idiyappam - Step4
Instant Idiyappam Recipe

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Instant Idiyappam Recipe

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