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  • 2 cups flour (red rice flour and steamed flour mixed)
  • 1tsp salt
  • 300ml boiling water mixed with 50ml cold water

Preparation of flour:

  • In a steamer, steam a packet of plain white flour.
  • When cool, break up and sift twice. Mix with a packet of roasted red rice flour (available from Indian grocery shops).


  1. Put flour and salt into a large bowl and gradually add the water and mix quickly into a pliable dough.
  2. When thoroughly mixed, put a little of the dough into a string hopper mould and squeeze the mixture onto a string hopper mat in a circular fashion.
  3. Place 4 or 5 mats in a steamer and steam over a pan of boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  4. Once string hoppers are cooked, remove from the mats and place on a dish.