Friday, December 09, 2011

Sweet Appam /Traditional Festive Recipe / Step by Step

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Sweet Appam is a traditional Festive recipe,  prepared on special occasions...!!
It is very easy to prepare and very sacred to the  Lord  for  Pooja.   
For  Thirukarthigai  Deepam  festival, we made this tasty sweet snack and Palkova,  it came out delicious.
Also Appam is quite common as a snack or accompaniment in South India. Since made with jaggery, its got a subdued sweet taste with very soft inside and crunchy outside. The tempting taste allows us to eat as many pieces as we want..!
Try out this  simple,  delicious recipe & enjoy...!!
Check out the Karthigai Deepam Special Recipes here..!
  • Wheat flour                               - 1 cup
  • Rice flour                                  - 3 tbsp
  • Ripe Banana                             - 1 big
  • Scraped coconut schreds          - 3 tbsp
  • Jaggery                                     - ½ cup
  • Cardamom / elaichi pwd               - ¼ tsp
  • Ghee                                        - 2 tsp
  1. In a wide bow, add wheat flour , rice flour and cardamom pwd.
  1. Peel and slice bananas to small pieces.
  2. Add banana slices, scraped coconut shreds to the flour.
  1. Mix well.
  2. Now in a wok / kadai, take jaggery along with a cup of water.
  1. Boil with stirring, until the jaggery water thickens.
  1. When it is done, filter to remove impurities settled at bottom.
  2. Add this jaggery water to the flour.
  3. Mix it well , adding little water.
  1. The batter consistency should be a dosa batter consistency.
  1. Allow it to remain for 15 minutes. Now the Appam batter is ready.
  1. Take  a paniyaram pan.
  1. Grease it with  ghee.
  2. Drop the above batter to each of the holes with a small ladle.
  1.  Place it in the stove and heat it.
  2. Simmer after a minute.
  3. Once it is done on one side, just flip it with the help of the wooden stick, which comes with the paniyaram pan or a chop stick will also help.
  1. Once it turns golden brown, remove from heat.
  2. Repeat this for the rest of the mixture.
  1. Delicious sweet Appams ready to enjoy.
Click here to view the recipe for Palkova / Milk Sweet
Happy Weekend..!


  1. wow...iam drooling here so tempting....

  2. These sweet appams look fantastic, but I think I got problem to look for the ingredients. You think I can get all the stuff from cake shop? Thanks for sharing the step by step in cooking.

  3. Delicious looking sweet appams...yum...

  4. Delicious and tempting appams,we do make this one for Kartigai Deepam.

  5. hi jay, this dessert looks pretty cute, must be delicious with the banana, cardamom and grated coconut. have a great weekend

  6. We do have something similar here in S'pore, a Chinese snack that looks that these. But we don't add bananas. Thks for sharing & Happy Thirukarthigai Deepam festival, Jay!

    Shirley's Luxury Haven

  7. looking tooo delicious.....very easy tooo.

  8. These look like fancy yummy donuts but with banana, yum!

  9. These look like fancy yummy donuts but with banana, yum!

  10. Woww.. such a delicious and authentic recipe.. looks super perfect.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  11. delicious and cute looking appams...
    very nice recipe..thanks for sharing

  12. I remember my mum making this during my years of growing up but have forgotten completely and thanks for reminding me on this tasty apam.

  13. Yummy! I would definitely dig into this! Have a great weekend! ~ Ramona

  14. looks soo pretty tempting! with stove u meant oven, right?

  15. yummy and wounderful pics dear

  16. Yummy and delicious appam! love to try it. I just want to know can I use idli stand to make this or the special dish you have mentioned is needed!

  17. I luv the nei appams...U have well made with wheat version...

  18. This is one recipe that eludes and frustrates me! I see this is the wheat Appam; have you posted the traditional rice one earlier? Thanks!

  19. Looks interesting and certainly delicious.

    Spoon and Chopsticks

  20. Thanks friends for dropping your sweet comments & for your precious time..will def come back to see more of your delicious treats..:)

  21. Hy Sheoh Yan,
    You can get all the ingredients required for this dessert in any Indian stores...:)

  22. Hy Sutapa,
    For this dish, paniyaram pan is must..idly stand wont serve the purpose to get crisp outside.

  23. Hy Shri,
    This is absolutely easy..giv a try n let me know..
    haven t tried rice appam version yet..this is my first try at appams and so glad it turned yummy..:)

  24. unni appams ar eperfect for karthigai! looks perfect!

  25. Appams look just so Perfect.., I never ever tried Appam... but your step by step images....motivates me to try them ...You have a wonderfull and colourfull space here...loved it,
    Happy to follow and gotta learn a lot of cooking from you :-)

  26. awesome preparation jay........looks yummy

  27. i am drooling here.. especially the banana inside.. yummy!

  28. These look delicious :)
    Thanks for the detailed instruction!

  29. Yummy appams..they look really soft and delicious

  30. Soft and delicious appams..

  31. Looks like a fun process to make this delicious appams.

  32. The unni appams looks perfect... These are my favourites...

  33. Nice! This sounds and looks almost similar to the unniappams we have in Kerala.

  34. Jay this is one of my favorite Appam, looks super tempting and so is the palkova.

  35. Soft and delicious appams! Yum!

  36. Authentic recipe perfectly done pics r stealing my heart...

  37. That indeed looks festive!

  38. That indeed looks festive!

  39. Super delish and inviting Appam Dear.Luv it

  40. I love sweet appams and yours look absolutely awesome.


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