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Idiyappam for Babies (without rice flour) | String hoppers/ ricenoodles recipe for babies and Toddlers

Idiyappam - Healthy ,traditional, easily digestible string hoppers aka rice noodles recipe. Can be served as a breakfast or dinner for babies.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Parboiled rice  - 1 cup
  • Water - as needed
  • Salt - a pinch not recommended for babies below 1 year
  • Cocount oil - ½ tsp



  • Wash the rice well in running water. Soak it in water for 2 hours. After 2 hours, transfer the rice to a blender & grind it to a smooth paste by adding water. It should be a slightly thick paste neither too thick nor watery.


  • Heat cocount oil in a pan, add the ground rice paste and fry it in low flame. Fry it until it forms a slightly sticky soft dough. Switch off the flame once done.
  • When it's still warm, knead the dough well with your hands. Make cylindrical shape out of the dough and place it inside the greased idiyappam press.
  • Close the lid of the Idiyappam press and press it slowly above the steamer plate.
  • Steam it for 5-8 minutes. I used my Idli pot for steaming. Steaming time depends on the steamer used. After steaming, carefully transfer to a plate.


Serving: 2g