Idiyappam Recipe, How to make Idiyappam or Nool Puttu
Recipe type: snack
RecipeCuisine: south indian snack
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Idiyappam or nool puttu recipe - a traditional south indian snack prepared from rice flour and water into form of noodles or string hopper.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 and ¼th cup hot boiling water
  • 1 tbsp ghee + 2 tbsp more ghee for greasing the mould and the chakli presser
  • salt as required
equipment required
  • idli cooker or steamer
  • idli moulds or regular dish
  • chakli presser or piping cone
How to make the recipe?
  1. Boil water until it bubbles or very hot.
  2. Take rice flour in a mixing bowl or vessel.
  3. Add salt as per taste.
  4. Now pour the hot boiling water.
  5. Just mix with a spoon as the mixture would be piping hot.
  6. Start kneading the dough.
  7. The dough should appear like this soft and smooth. Add little ghee towards the end which would help in binding the dough more easily.
  8. Cover the dough with a damp cloth for 10-12 mins.
  9. Remove the damp cloth.
  10. Grease the chakli mould.
  11. Also grease the disc attachment in the chakli mould used for making seviyan. I have attached the pic for your reference.
  12. Similarly grease the idli moulds with ghee too.
  13. Now heat your idli mould with water or steamer respectively. Heat until water is hot.
  14. Take a small log of the rice dough.
  15. Place them in the greased chakli mould.
  16. Start pressing the chakli mould you would get the noodles or seviyan shape. Just keep turning them round.
  17. Stop and start the process filling each mould respectively. Alternatively if you don't have chakli presser not to worry just use a piping cone into circular form over a greased dish / steamer or idli maker.
  18. Place them in the idli cooker or steamer.
  19. After 7-9 mins the idiyappams would be cooked.
  20. Serve your idiyappam's hot with chutney or curries to your loved ones.
1. You could add 1 tbsp fresh grated coconut but it's optional.
2. If your mixture is too sticky then add little more rice flour and if too firm then add little hot water.
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