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- submitted by Dahlia on 10-28-2008

(String Hoppers, Indian Rice Noodles, Noolappam)

Idiyappam is a kerala dish which is also called noolappam. It is also famous in Tamil nadu. It is basically rice noodles served with sweetened coconut milk. Traditionally it is a time consuming process wherein the rice is soaked, ground , sieved and then idiyappam is made. Nowadays idiyappam flour is readily available in the market which has made this one of the easiest recipe for a hearty breakfast or a quick dinner. It is also special enough for any parties. You can also make other variations of idiyappam like ragi idiyappam, millet idiyappam, atta idiyappam etc.


  • Rice flour/ Idiyappam flour - 1 cup (You can also use the same recipe with ragi flour, millet flour etc)
  • Water - 1 cup app.
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - to grease the idli plates
  • Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup


  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the boiling water to the rice flour with required salt and knead it to form a smooth dough.
  3. Add little of the dough to the idiyappam presser.
  4. Grease idli plates with few drops of oil and press some of the dough onto the idli plates/ idiyappam stand. You will get noodles out of the dough.
  5. Add some grated coconut on top.
  6. Steam for 5-10 minutes.

Serving Suggestion

Healthy Tip

  • Use ragi flour to make ragi idiyappam.

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