June 18, 2013

Kerala Idiyappam Recipe - Sevai - Step by Step Recipe

Idiyappam / Sevai / Noolappam is a typical and healthy South Indian dish usually served for breakfast. These soft string hoppers goes well with vegetable stew or any gravy curry. It also tastes best with coconut milk with a dash of jaggery or sugar. 

Idiyaappam / Nool Puttu / String Hoppers Recipe:
Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 mins     
Serves: 4 - 5 persons 


Rice Flour: 2 cups
Water: 2 cups (adjust as needed)
Grated Fresh Coconut: 1/2 cup (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil: 1/2 tsp
Idiyappam with Mango Sambar

1. Dry roast the rice flour for 2 minutes and set aside.  
2. Bring water to a rolling boil. Add the salt and oil to this boiling water and switch off the flame.

3. Now add this water little by little to the roasted rice flour.

4. Combine well with a spatula to make a dough. 
5. When it is still warm knead it well. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky. 

6. Grease the idli plate with little oil or ghee and sprinkle little coconut on each mould and set aside.

7. Make a cylindrical shape of the dough and place it into the greased sev maker or idiyappam maker. 

8.Press the sev maker into swirls onto the idli plates. Steam cook for 12 - 15 minutes.

9. Serve with vegetable stew or sambar.


  1. I don't think I have ever tried something like this before, it does sound unique and looks delicious!

  2. Sevai with coconut milk, can have it anytime.

  3. Loved the idea :) Will try it out soon...

  4. looks really tempting... nice idea looks like steam noodles...:)

  5. Lovely detailed post Hari ...u have such a Awesome collection of Recipes :)


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