Appam | How to make Appam

By Subashini Murali  |  5th Jul 2016  |  
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  • Prep Time


    1 /2Hours
  • Cook Time


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About Appam Recipe

This is Indian version of pancake made with fermented rice batter . Tastes great with sweetened coconut milk or any type of stew . I learnt this from my Amma

Appam is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Appam in your kitchen. This recipe requires 270 minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Appam by Subashini Murali has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Appam at home without any difficulty. Appam is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Appam would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Appam this weekend. Share your Appam cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Subashini Murali for inputs. In case you have any queries for Appam you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Subashini Murali. You can also rate the Appam and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Appam

  • 2 cups raw rice
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp white lentils / urad dal
  • 1/4 cup cooked rice
  • 3/4 cup grated fresh coconut
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • oil

How to make Appam

  1. Wash and soak the rice , fenugreek seeds and white lentils for a minimum 4 hours.
  2. Grind the soaked ingredients with cooked rice and grated coconut.
  3. In a pan take a ladle of grinded batter add 3/4 cup of water and keep it in low flame and stir continuously till the batter thickens ( porridge consistency).
  4. Once cooled Mix the porridge to the remaing batter with sugar and salt, let it fermemt over night or 8 hours.
  5. The batter should be neither runny or thick.
  6. Add baking soda at the time of making appam.
  7. Once the pan is hot simmer the flame and pour 2 laddle of batter and give a good swirl (1-2 swirls).
  8. Cover the pan with lid and cook it in medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  9. The edges will be crispy and the centre will be soft and spongy.
  10. Do the same with the remaining batter.
  11. Serve with sweetened coconut milk or any kind of veg or non-veg stew.

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