Try to resist these amazing rice string hoppers that are readily served from the quaint kitchens of Kerala. You would lose terribly!

1 cup rice flour, roasted
Salt to taste
¾ cup water, or as required
1 cup coconut, grated

Put rice flour in a bowl and add salt
Bring water to a boil
Pour the boiling water slowly into the rice flour, stirring all the time to prevent the forming of lumps
Knead well to form soft, firm dough
Sprinkle a generous amount of scraped coconut on cut plantain leaf
Divide the dough into small portions
Press each portion through an idiyappam maker onto the leaf
Steam in idli moulds for 7 to 10 minutes
Garnish with grated coconut
Serve them with sweetened coconut milk or any meat or vegetable stew

You will need an Idiyappam Press and Idli moulds to make this dish.

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