Breakfast/ Kerala Recipes

Idiappam | Noolputtu | Step by Step Recipe

Idiappam | Noolputtu -Learn how to prepare Kerala rice noodles/string hoppers ,a popular Kerala breakfast dish .

Soft and fluffy idiappam -Popular Kerala breakfast dish.
Prep Time: 15 minutes .
Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3

  1. Roasted rice flour- 1 cup
  2. Water – approximately 1 cup( or as required)
  3. Salt – to taste
  4. Oil or ghee – 1/2 to 1 tsp( optional)
  5. Grated coconut – 1/4 to 1/2 cup


  • In a pot,bring water to a boil.In a mixing bowl,combine together,rice flour,salt and oil/ghee.Add boiling hot water and mix well using a spatula /spoon.
  • Allow this to cool slightly,knead the dough using your hands to form a smooth dough.( To check if it done, take a small portion of the dough and roll it between your fingers ,it should form a smooth ball and should not be sticky.)Fill the idiappam maker with the prepared dough.
  • Grease the idli moulds with oil and sprinkle 1/2 to 1 tsp grated coconut . Squeeze the dough onto the prepared  idli moulds in circular motion.Sprinkle more grated coconut on top,if desired.
  • Steam for 8 to 12 minutes depending upon the thickness of the idiappam .
  • Allow it to cool slightly and remove them using a spoon and transfer to a serving bowl.


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  • Reply
    August 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    wow idiappam looks fantastic dear 🙂 perfect breakfast dish , you have done it so well 🙂 I am craving for some idiappam now 🙂

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    August 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    idiyappam with mutta oh my all time fav…looks inviting

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    Divya A
    September 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    love each and every click of yours.. look at how those simple idiyappams look exotic, just becoz u clicked em…… rocking 🙂

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