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Idiyappam recipe | Plain idiyappam recipe | String hoppers recipe

Idiyappam recipe. Low fat and low cal, gluten free vegan string hoppers with just 4 ingredients!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12
Calories: 598kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup fine rice flour idiyappam/murukku flour
  • 1 1/8 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • Salt


  • Bring 1 1/8 cup water to a very gentle boil.
  • Add the measured flour, salt and 1/2 teaspoon oil to it. Mix with a spoon.
  • Once all the water is absorbed knead gently to make a soft dough. Divide the dough into two oblongs, Use your murukku or chakli press with finest holes plate for making idiyappam. Place one part dough in the greased press.
  • Grease the idli plates and press the dough into small circles over the plates. Steam like idlis for 4-5 minutes. They get cooked really fast. Leave to rest for 2 minutes, remove from plate and serve idiyappam hot with kurma.


1. These get cooked really fast. Do not steam for more than 5 minutes. Over steaming results in dry and cracked idiyappams.
2. If the dough breaks while piping, add little warm water, knead and pipe again.
3. Keep them covered until serving to retain softness.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 0.2g