String hoppers served with Lentil gravy, soya meat curry, soy chicken curry and grated coconut sambol.
String hoppers or idiyappam(Tamil) or Puttu Mayam (in Malaysia) is served for breakfast or dinner with a thin fish or chicken curry, a lentil dish, and a spicy coconut sambol or fresh chutney. String hoppers are made from steamed rice flour made into dough with water and a little salt, and forced through a mould similar to those used for pasta to make the strings. They are cooked by steaming. This simple dish can be adapted to more interesting things such as String Hopper Biriyani, by adding scrambled eggs or vegetables.