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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Idiyappam | Nool Puttu (Rice Noodles / String Hoppers)

Idiappam is a favorite guilt free breakfast or snack recipe from 'God' Own Country'-Kerala.It's one of our family favorite and common in breakfast in many kerala homes. These are steamed rice noodles with a garnish of shredded coconut on top that can be served with sweetened thick coconut milk  or any other stew. This looks similar to the chinese noodles but are soft and steamed.

I usually prepare egg curry / kerala style egg potato currychicken stew /corn stew/egg pepper roast/ mutta aviyal with these but this I had a packet of 16 bean soup in my pantry and so thought to give this a try,It is indeed a very healthy alternative esp for my vegan buddies. The color of the stew may not look light as the cooked beans gives a dark brown color and so the stew color is darker. Enjoy this yummy combo:-)

Please click this video link for the detailed recipe.

for idiyappam
rice flour 1 cup (roasted)
water approx 1- 1 1/2cups
shredded coconut 3 tbsp
oil 1 tsp (optional; to prevent stickiness)


  • Boil the water in a saucepan. Heat a pan and add the rice flour. Roast the flour for 4-5 min on medium flame until nicely roasted. To this, add salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Add the boiled water into the flour and mix using a wooden spoon. Pour the water slowly and keep mixing.
  • Leave for 5 minutes and then knead into a smooth dough by wetting your hands in cold water. Apply a tsp of oil at the hand to prevent sticking. Take the mould, wash and scoop the dough in it and press it in an idli moulds /plates greased with oil in circular motion. You can see the long strings appearing, cut with your hands to finish in each plate.
  • Then add the shredded coconut on top and steam the rice noodles as we do for idlis. Steam for 10- 15 minutes. Remove from flame and serve hot with sweetened coconut milk /stew /egg curry!!

Servings ~10 idiappams

* You require roasted rice flour to prepare these. If you don't have roasted rice flour. Then dry roast the flour on low medium flame for 5 minute till you get a nice aroma. Cool and store as idyappam flour.
* You can serve it as snack too by preparing the sweetened coconut milk by mixing thick coconut milk and sugar to it. Kids will love this combo.
* If you have some left over idiyappams, then try out the idiyappam upma.



hotpotcooking said... Best Blogger Tips

i always love this rice noodles

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Love idiyappam..Long time since i had it.. brings back my childhood memories.. Very nice.. :)

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

ayyoo...kothi aakunnu...especially that stew looks so yummy!!!..nyan angottu varuva ketto..hehe

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Idiyappam is my fav one...u have made it very well...mixed bean stew sounds so delicious n healthy indeed...thanks for this wonderful entry to HITS!
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Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

I used to make idiyappams with the store-bought rice flour..never tried roasting it! thanks for the note!:)

Stew recipe is different as well! healthy combo!

foodydelight said... Best Blogger Tips

Rice noodles are so delicious and perfectLy done

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

Stew recipe seems interesting. Loved both recipes! This is one of our favourite breakfasts too :)

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting and attractive look...

Shylaja said... Best Blogger Tips

Idiyappam is my all time favourite.Would love to have this with coconut milk and sugar

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow i love this with this stew

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb, drooling over the pictures, the beans stew looks so delicious..

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

They look fab.. i really have to make them at home soon :)

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Zoe said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm always fascinated with the making and eating of idiappam. I used to eat a similar version when I was a kid living in Singapore and love eating them with sugar and coconut :D

Pari Vasisht said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved your mixed bean stew perfct for the idiyappams.
Thanks for linking it to 'Only'

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Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this combi!

Lifewithspices said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made n perfect combo!!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Nostalgic and so yummmmmy !

Nandita SS said... Best Blogger Tips

Ah my favorite!!!Love recipe and a great post :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Luv this healthy steamed stringhoppers with an yumm combo Stew.Will make a Fabulous Breakfast/Dinner.Yummy!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Not made iddiappam for a long time now. Thanks .

anjana said... Best Blogger Tips

soft and cute rice noodles..loved it..

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

ooh i loved it!! Yummy!

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

idiyappam luks so soft julie, not yet tried stew with beans, sounds yum...

Rashida Shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

Pass me your plate: D…must be good in taste.

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks great

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love idiappams...Nice combo

FewMinute Wonders said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that you have taken effort to make idiappam. Its such a delight to have them. Also the way you have prepared the idiappam is a little different from the way my amma used to make it. Its very simple. I love stew that goes with it.

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome combo and so tasty!

Asmita said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never come across these rice noodles. What a lovely idea. The beans stew looks delicious too. So healthy and satisfying!!!

preeti garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi dear,

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Shoutforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, these look unbelievable!

Vidhya said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely and tempting combination said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yumm n tasty..nice colour...

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow super delious healthy bean curry ...with idiyappamm..

San said... Best Blogger Tips

Rice noodles with the stew is a wonderful combo. Idiyappam looks fluffy and moist.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely novel and gorgeous appams..stew looks so tempting and it is so healthy..

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious. Nice dish.

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

I love those rice noodles.. Though have never tried making it all by myslef.. Love that beans stew too. Yummy.. Thnx for linking up

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Do try this out friends,n Thanx for your inspiring comments!!\

NiVi said... Best Blogger Tips

easy and yumm recipe..will try for sure..