A culinary specialty in Tamilnadu, Kerala and Coastal areas of Karnataka(Specially in Dakshina Kannada district and Udupi District). It is also popular in certain areas of Sri Lanka. It is also called noolappam or noolputtu from the word for string, nool or noolu in the major four languages in Southern part of India, but is most commonly known as idiyappam or string hoppers. Known as Semige in Coastal areas of Karnataka. It is made of rice flour or wheat flour, salt and water. It is generally served as the main course at breakfast or dinner together with a curry (potato, egg, fish or meat curry) and coconut chutney. It is also served with sweetened coconut milk in Malabar region of Kerala. It is not usually served at lunch. Using wheat flour in preparation gives it a brownish hue.
Confirmed Sushi Addict