Nooputtu (String hoppers)
- Nooputtu thari (Rice rava or rice semolina) – 1 cup
- Water – 1 ½ cup
- Ghee – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – ¼ teaspoon or to taste
- Cardamom powder – from 1 pod
Cook this thari. Make the cooked mixture into big enough balls to fit into the mouth of the Nooputtu press. Steam these balls. Press the steamed balls in the Nooputtu press. Collect the Nooputtu on a saucer or banana leaf. When the balls are being steamed, tie the cardamom powder in a white cloth and keep it in the middle of the balls to get a nice aroma. While cooking the thair add a little Ghee to prevent it from getting stuck to the bottom of the vessel.