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Idiappam Steamed rice noodles Ground rice

Idiappam is a noodle like dish, made from rice flour. It is a popular breakfast item in the south Indian state of Kerala. Idiyappam is also known as Noolputtu in Malyalam, the language spoken in Kerala. Another name of the dish is Stringhoppers.

Idiyappam is a very nutritious meal. It is very light on the stomach and is filled with carbohydrates, just right to kick off a new day. The dish is eaten along with spicy curries, although sometimes it may be eaten along with sweet side dishes as well.

Idiyappam is basically made from the flour of white rice, although other types of grains may be used. The ingredients needed to make idiyappam are rice flour, coconut(grated), salt to taste and water. You will also need an idiyappam press to make the noodles. It is available in the markets of Kerala quite easily.

Take a cup of rice flour and mix hot water and salt in it. Make a smooth dough out of it and make sure it is not very thick as it has to be passed through a press. After applying some oil, move the dough into the press. Let the noodle like threads fall inside idly moulds that are greased with ghee or oil. Now sprinkle some grated coconut over it and let it steam cook for 10 mins. The idiyappams are ready. You can serve it with any spicy curry of your choice.

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