Steamed Rice Strings Iddiappam Nool Puttu

Rice Flour                   2 cups
Ghee/cooking oil         1 tspn
Grated coconut           1 cup
Salt                              As per required

Sieve the rice flour through a fine sieve
Add 1 tspn of ghee/cooking oil and required amount of salt to 3 cups of boiling water
Reduce the heat and add the rice flour gently and keep stirring until the rice flour is cooked
Finely blend the rice lumps to ensure that excess water evaporates (cooked well)
Allow to cool by transferring the contents into a wide plate coated with ghee
Blend the lumps smoothly and make into medium size balls
Use rice strainer as a steaming utensil by placing it on a vessel with water on the stove
Coat the rice strainer with oil and sprinkle grated coconut
Use a Murku maker and make rice strings into the rice strainer
Allow the steam to pass through the rice strainer for 3-5 minutes
Sprinkle some more grated coconut and transfer contents into a casserole
Can be served with coconut milk and sugar


  1. Hi there, that looks very interesting. The steamed rice strings maybe could be used instead of regular rice for a curry, etc.? It's almost the same thing as making homemade pasta. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Superb recipe dear..will try it for sure!


  3. @Chris ..Thank you so much!!
    @Vani Thanks!! Happy Cooking!

  4. It looks very interesting.1st time here.u have lovely space dear


  5. Each time I visit your blog, I learn something new. thanks for sharing.

  6. @Maha.. Thank you so much!!

    @Easyfoodsmith ... Gr8 to know!! :-) Thank you!

  7. I'm always very fascinated whenever I eat these rice strings. This is my childhood fav. Yum!