Idiyappam Egg Pulao / Masala Egg Idiyappam / String Hopper Egg Pulao

Idiyappam Egg Pulao / Masala Egg Idiyappam / String Hopper Egg Pulao

Idiyappam or String Hopper is a popular South Indian breakfast. Masala Idiyappam is made from leftover Idiyappam or from ready-made Sevai available in stores. This would be perfect for breakfast or dinner. Here I’ve added a few veggies; you can even make this without adding veggies on a busy day.

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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes


  • Idiyappam – 2 cups, crumbled
  • Onion – 1, chopped
  • Carrot – 1, chopped
  • Beans – 50 grams, chopped
  • Green peas – 50 grams
  • Biryani masala – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Egg – 2, beaten
  • Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chili – 2, slit
  • Salt – to taste

To Temper

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 small piece
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Make the Idiyappam (or use leftover Idiyappam), and once it gets cold, crumble it roughly and keep it aside.idiyappam-pulao_5
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add all the items under ‘To Temper’. Once it starts to splutter, add onion and sauté it till it becomes transparent.idiyappam-pulao_1
  3. Add green chili, ginger garlic paste, and sauté till the raw smell goes away.idiyappam-pulao_2
  4. Add the veggies, turmeric powder, biryani masala, salt, and 1/2 cup water. Cook it in low flame till all the water gets absorbed.idiyappam-pulao_3idiyappam-pulao_4
  5. Take 2 eggs and beat it completely by adding a pinch of salt (adding salt will enhance the taste).idiyappam-pulao_6
  6. Once the veggies are cooked, add the eggs to the masala and scramble it well with veggies and add crumbled Idiyappam and mix it well.idiyappam-pulao_7idiyappam-pulao_8


  1. You can use homemade idiyappam or ready-made sevai from stores.
  2. If using instant sevai, soak it in hot water for 1 minute and then steam it.
  3. You can make it without adding vegetables.
  4. Crumble it only after the Idiyappam gets cool. If you are in hurry, keep it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  5. Don’t overcook the instant sevai as it will make the pulao sticky.
  6. While cooking instant sevai, add 1 tsp of oil.

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