Spicy Fried StringHopper/Kaara Idiyappam

A spicy version of an Idiyappam can  usually be made only in home kitchen's,because they are not available in shops.As like the regular idiyappam's which are the sweet version ,this spicy version also tastes so good.Compared to your sweet idiyappam's this spicy one's lets you have more,also its a best companion  to the regular idiyappam's.Having both the sweet and spicy Idiyappam's are the best combo for your breakfast.My mom makes this recipe whenever she makes the Idiyappam's.Compared to the sweet one's this spicier one's get's over soon.I am posting here one of my lovely recipe from my Mom's kitchen.I trust you will love it.

You can also make this dish with your left over Idiyappam's.Also it does not require a side dish .If you wish, you could serve it with onion raita.



Serves 3


Idiyappam (Loosened)- 2 bowls
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 2 no
Green Chillies - 2 no
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Saunf Powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated Coconut - 4 Tbsp
Lime Juice - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1/4 Cup
Salt - as reqd

To Temper

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -few
Coriander leaves -few


  • First take the prepared Idiyappam's in a plate and gently loosen them with your fingers and keep aside.Chop the onions and tomato also keep them aside.In a pan add the oil and temper with mustard seeds followed by curry leaves.Saute them for a while then add the chopped onions and stir them until they look translucent.

  • Once they are cooked add the chopped tomatoes and cook them for a while.Then add the curry powders and salt give them a stir.
  • Then add the chopped coriander leaves,and grated coconut.
  • Then add the water and cook until all the masala's are well combined with each other.Let the water boil along with the masala for 2 minutes and let them simmer.When the water in the masala looks reduced a bit,add the loosened idiyappams and stir them.Switch off the flame and add the lime juice and mix well.
  • Serve hot


  1. romba tempting pa... usually i don't prefer spicy version, ll have it with coconut milk... But ll try next time...

  2. scrumptious!!!!! Good one.prethiiii

  3. Great idea which I have never thought of. The outcome is sort of like our fried rice noodles. Beautiful flavors and its good anytime of the day.

  4. thank you all for your lovely feedback its really encouraging me to do even better

  5. delicious spicy version, love it

  6. never thought of converting humble string hoppers into such an unconventional and delicious dish, perfectly spiced :-)

  7. Looks so yummy and very nice presentation