Appam | How to make Appam

By Sanjula Thangkhiew  |  7th Jul 2015  |  
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About Appam Recipe

These lacy soft hoppers are popularly served for breakfast in Kerela .

Appam, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Appam by Sanjula Thangkhiew will definitely help you in its preparation. The Appam can be prepared within few minutes. The time taken for cooking Appam is 40 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Appam step by step. The detailed explanation makes Appam so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Appam can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Appam from BetterButter.


Ingredients to make Appam

  • 2 cups rice washed
  • 1 cup Parboiled/ boiled/ idli rice
  • 1/2 cup Poha/aval (parched rice) or cooked rice
  • 1 cup coconut (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp Dry active yeast
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil as required

How to make Appam

  1. Soak rice and parboiled rice in water for 4-5 hours.
  2. Drain and grind together with grated coconut, cooked rice or poha/aval, dry active yeast,sugar and salt.
  3. Add some water and grind all ingredients for a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter in a large bowl and keep aside for fermenting for 8-12 hours.
  5. The next day the batter will increase in volume and rise.
  6. Heat oil in a kadai or an appam pan.
  7. Spread a spoonful of the batter. Cover the pan and let it cook till the base becomes light golden
  8. Serve the appams hot or warm with vegetable stew or sweetened coconut milk.

Reviews for Appam (15)

Kamini Pawar3 months ago

Can we make in normal kadaai?????can we use normal rice also

Sandhya Desai Naik7 months ago


Silvia C.8 months ago

Silvia C.
8 months ago
I hv soaked the rice to prepare appams for tomortow. Referred to your recipe. Thanks for sharing Sanjula.:open_hands:

Ruchi La year ago

Hi! Any replacement for dry active yeast??

Shabana Sa year ago

Parboiled rice means which one ? The short grained white idli rice or the slight yellowing rice ? Bit :confused:. Thanx for sharing the recipe .:thumbsup:
Silvia C.
8 months ago
Appams can be prepared only with raw rice.

Arti Kumaria year ago


Komalasuri Komalasuri2 years ago


Deviyani Srivastava2 years ago

So good!

Anjali Kumar2 years ago


junnie Venkatesan2 years ago


Tensy Bedi2 years ago

Looks good. Will definitely try it ASAP

neeru parakh2 years ago


Madhu Iyer2 years ago


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Radhika Ramesh2 years ago