Kerala Appam or Palappam | How to make Kerala Appam or Palappam

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About Kerala Appam or Palappam

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The delicious and mouthwatering Kerala Appam or Palappam is a famous dish of Kerala and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Kerala Appam or Palappam is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Kerala Appam or Palappam. Garima Narera shared this Kerala Appam or Palappam recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Kerala Appam or Palappam. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Kerala Appam or Palappam recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time15mins
  • Serves4People

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Kerala Appam or Palappam

Ingredients to make Kerala Appam or Palappam

  • 1 ½ cup Rice
  •  cup grated coconut or  cup thick coconut milk
  • A handful of cooked rice
  •  tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ to  cup of water for grinding ( To be added gradually)
  • 1 tsp Instant yeast (or 2 tsp active dry yeast proved)

How to make Kerala Appam or Palappam

  1. Soak the raw rice in water for about 4 -5 hours.
  2. If using active dry yeast– When you are ready to grind the rice, soak the yeast in warm water and sugar. In about 10-15 minutes the mixture gets frothy. Instant Yeast can be added directly to the batter, without soaking/blooming.
  3. Grind the coconut.
  4. Drain the water and grind the rice in the mixer adding water gradually. We need a fine paste.
  5. Add the cooked rice and and Instant yeast or the frothy yeast mixture ( if using active dry yeast) and mix well.
  6. Transfer to a large steel or plastic container and keep covered for 3-4 hours till the mixture ferments well and doubles up.
  7. Add salt and sugar to the fermented batter and mix well. Add some water if the batter is too thick. We need a runny sort of batter. Runnier than a dosa batter. Appams are made in a small shallow kadai called appa chatti.
  8. Heat the appa chatti and put a drop of desi ghee or butter. Wipe clean with a tissue paper. The chatti should not be too hot else the batter won’t stick. Pour a ladle full of batter ( about ¼ cup) in the centre of the chatti.
  9. Holding the pan from the handles, take it off the heat and swirl the batter all the way around to form a circle. Try not to swirl after the first layer. There will be more batter in the centre and the edges will be thin.
  10. Increase the heat and cover and cook for a minutes.
  11. Lower the heat and cook another minute if you like white appams. Make sure the centre is cooked.
  12. With a wooden spatula lift the appams from one side. In fact I just life it with my hands. It leaves the pan easily.
  13. Serve with vegetable/egg/chicken stew and coconut milk. The leftover batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Reviews for Kerala Appam or Palappam (10)

Khizer Aaleen Khan8 days ago
Any alternative for yeast

Trupti Nafde Newalkar6 months ago
Nice 1, definitely i will try.plz tell me the how to make vegitable stew.

Shikha Bhatt8 months ago

Mitu Jayaswala year ago

priya waheeda year ago
love appams,but didnt know how to make them. thank you for sharing.Garima.:blush:

Akarshita prasada year ago
great breakfast option..would love to try it.

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