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Idiyappam with Boiled Rice (Puzhungarisi String Hopper)

 Published 2020-May-26   Updated 2020-May-26

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Puzhungarisi Idiyappam, Par Boiled Rice Idiyappam)

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Idiyappam (String Hopper) is most commonly made using raw rice flour. However the traditional method of preparation is by soaking rice, grinding, cooking and then making them into Idiyappams. The process might sound lengthy but it's not that hard. The Idiyappam made in this method is super soft. Once you taste this, you will probably not make using flour. Do give this method a try.

Recipe for Idiyappam with Boiled Rice

Preparation time: 6 hours (for soaking and grinding)
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Special Utensils

  • idiyappam press
  • Idiyappam plates with rack (Alternatively, you can use the idli moulds)


  • Rice (Boiled rice) - 1.5 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp


  1. Wash and soak the rice with enough water for 4-6 hours.
  2. Grind it to a smooth batter. Add salt to this.
  3. Take this batter in a kadai and cook in low flame.
  4. In just couple of minutes, the mixture thickens. Cook till it comes together as one mass.
  5. Transfer this dough to another vessel and let it cool.
  6. Once it cools, knead it. Press it through the idiyappam press into idli moulds or idiyappam plates.

    Idiyappam with Boiled Rice Preparation Step

  7. Steam for 4-5 minutes. Soft idiyappam is ready.

Serving Suggestion

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Comments (2)

Person   ()
This is yummy ! Can I make it with parboiled rice? Also, after cooling and cooling the rice paste, is it difficult to press it ?
Person   ()
Yes. You can make with parboiled rice. It is not difficult to press.

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