String Hoppers

String hoppers ring the changes at the table and provide a pleasant alternative to plain boiled rice. Rasheed recommends serving them with egg moilee curry
String Hoppers
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: medium



  • 750 ml water
  • 250 g rice flour
  • 2 tsp oil

Tips and Suggestions

A string hopper press can be bought from an Indian kitchen shop.


1. Boil the water in a large saucepan and add the rice flour. Stir well to make a stiff, smooth dough.

2. Shape the dough into small balls about the size of a golf ball and place in a string hopper press. Apply pressure to the press and push the dough onto a greased banana leaf making a nest-like tangle of rice flour noodles.

3. Place the banana leaf topped with the string hoppers in a steamer and cook for 10 minutes before serving with a curry. This traditional Keralan dish works well with egg moilee.

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