Tuesday, September 20, 2011

String hopper sweets



This delicious sweet, Aasmi is made with leftover string hoppers.

oil to fry
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp rose essence
pinch pink food colouring

* Do the steps on this link to make plain string hoppers. Freshly made string hoppers are sold in Sri lankan take out restaurants as well.


Sun dry the string hoppers or dry in a warm oven till it is stiff. To dry it in the oven, heat it to 400F and leave the string hoppers flat in a cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes till it is dry.

Image published on the Asia Food Guide

In a pan heat sugar and water to make a thick pourable syrup. Add rose essence and pink food colouring and stir. Leave it aside until the string hoppers are fried.

Heat oil about 1" in a pan and fry the dried string hoppers.
Fry one at a time, if the frying pan is large make sure to give some space for the string hopper to swell. Fry till it is golden in colour and crispy, turn it once to fry the other side. Don't fry it too much because it will harden a little when it cools.


Drain it onto a paper towel and pour sugar syrup over the fried string hoppers.


These sweets are known as aasmi a traditional sweet which can be stored for 2 to 3 days in an air-tight container.

To all the dear friends who haven't tasted or made string hoppers it is like a steamed homemade noodle :)
Many of you may know it as idiyappam and idiyappa.



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75 comments:

  1. not a clue what this is but it sure looks awesome!

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  2. Never heard about this recipe.. But looks delicious..Thanx for sharing such a recipe..

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  3. Sounds very good n yummy! I think I will lovely crispy texture of this sweet!

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  4. Have come across string hoppers but this is entirely new to me... The preparation look crunchy and tasty..

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  5. Very new recipe to me...looks delicious...

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  6. This sounds really good! The rose essence must give a great taste.

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  7. this is very new to me, very interesting one, looks so delicious and great..

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  8. This dish is Very new to me.. Yummy.

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  9. never heard of it.. but it looks awesome!

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  10. Never heard about string hoppers. I Google string hoppers just to see what it was all about. Interesting.

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  11. A really interesting and fascinating sweet recipe.

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  12. Nice idea to turn hoppers into sweets.A very innovative one.Slurp !

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  13. Never came across this sweet, looks very yummy. Next time when I make string hoppers I'll remember to make this.

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  14. Akheela, that's my favorite. I always wanted to try making it myself but those sold at side store are so cheap, so forget about making it at home.
    Yours looks good, I'll shall try it out one of this day.

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  15. wow never heard of this before.. though being a south indian we have string hoppers very often. Love this additional few steps to make a totally new dish! Looks FAB!

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  16. Its completely new to me...looks cute and lovely...

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  17. WOW.. thats a very new and a very nice interesting dish.. thanks for sharing..


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  18. Never heard of this. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. That's a nice idea and looks delicious

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  20. Omg, wat a fantastic sweets, thanks for sharing..

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  21. never heard of string hoppers used this way...innovative sweet

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  22. This is so new to me. Never knew idiyappam could be served like this. thanks for sharing.

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  23. Looks delicious. It looks like Eastern desserts. Love it

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  24. I have never heard of string hoppers before but this looks really wonderful! I would love to try it!

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  25. How unique n delightful sweet dish ~ love the idea!
    USMasala

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  26. very nice way of making this into a sweet.

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  27. Delicious! we kind of have this (softened in a steamer) with curry sometimes for breakfast. it's a treat :) take care.

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  28. dish is new to me but it looks really sumptuous!

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  29. Very innovative recipe with string hoppers. Never thought of making this variation!!

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  30. I am a fan of everything crispy & sweet! This looks interesting and so appealing to me!

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  31. This is new to me! Looks delicious :)

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  32. What an interesting idea to serve string hoppers!!!
    Prathima Rao
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  33. Waoo..yummy look !! i haven't tried yet, i must try this recipe now! thanks for sharing dearest !!!

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  34. I have never heard of string hoppers!! Very interesting.

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  35. A diferent recipe..never eaten string hoppers made this way.
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  36. I have never seen this before but it sure does look interesting!!

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  37. String hopper, string hopper…they make me giggle =)
    You’ve made your own? Can you buy them as well? I’ve been deep frying noodles before but never made anything sweet from it….now that I think of it….why not? It looks great!

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  38. I've never even heard of string hoppers, but this sure looks like a fabulous treat!!!

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  39. Omg, very innovative recipe ....wat a fabulous sweet...

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  40. String Hoppers - never heard of them before... At the first look, it resembles Idiyappam... but then, as you say it is noodles.. Good to know :)

    Lovely and colourful sweet... I'll check in Srilankan stores for readymade string hoppers :)

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  41. This is completely new to me and I don't have a mould I don't think. The picture reminds me of ramen noodles, so I suppose you take noodles and form them that way. It does look nice I must say.

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  42. That's an interesting dessert and it looks very yummy.

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  43. Sounds so tempting.Is it possible to use instant dry idiyappam and skip a few steps and fry it without cooking and drying it and do the remaining steps.

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  44. Oh, my! Fascinating! And pretty. : )

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  45. Wow, this is so interesting to me. First time seeing this noodle treat. :)

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  46. This is such a new sweet for me...very interesting.

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  47. New to me but they look so delicious!

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  48. Very new to me, never heard or seen, but very interesting,looks yumm..I've shared few well-deserved awards with you..pl. collect

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  49. Lovely colorful and creative outcome of string hoppers.

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  50. very interesting n new recipe..love ur presentation akheela..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  51. Akheela, we call putu mayam over here. Usually it serve with brown sugar and fresh grated coconut. If at Indian Restaurant we eat with curry gravy.
    But the fried type they don't serve here.

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  52. These look so yummy! Very interesting, I have never heard of string hoppers.

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  53. Sounds interesting..lovely sweet

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  54. Hey there! looks lovely :) was out of touch since a few days, missed your blog! so many delish dishes you've posted... will take a look at all of em now :)
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  55. These are really awesome wow! They're beautiful and look delish too! Thanks for sharing =]

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  56. These are very new to me...they look very delicious

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  57. It is really awesome. I need to try when I prepare Idiyappam next time.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  58. Woow...vado pazza per questi stuzzichini...complimenti,molto buoni!!!;-)
    Un felice week end a te*

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  59. I never have this Akheela.. sound really nice. thx for sharing this valuable recipe

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  60. hi akheela, just like the others, I have never seen or heard of this recipe or the ingredient string hopper..you do give us a unique post here. Looks yummy from your photos

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  61. that looks so crisp and delicious!!!

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  62. This reminds me of Japanese noodle snack (almost like instant noodle) but this one is cute with pink and white color! This is crunchy and delicious looking!

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  63. I haven't tasted this type of string hoppers before, only had those fresh ones with grated coconut and brown sugar. Yours look good!

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  64. new n tempting n colourful dessert..

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