Friday, June 02, 2017

Appam Recipe / Kerala Appam / Palappam Recipe / How to make Appam - Video Recipe

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Kerala Appam Recipe 

Hi all, today am here with one of the most popular breakfast recipe of South Indian cuisine. Palappam or Appam is a healthy and soft, fluffy pancake with crispy lace edges that tastes divine with a combo of vegetable or non-veg curries. The preparation is so simple and can be made so easily at home. The main ingredients needed are just rice or rice flour and coconut milk and a appam pan to prepare. Usually i dont prefer addding yeast, as i dont like the smell of ferment yeast. This is the traditional recipe of preparing fluffy appam without adding yeast. Learn how to make delicious kerala appam with this easy video recipe. Enjoy:)

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  • Raw rice or Idli Rice or parboiled rice - 1 & 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Soda pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak rice in water for 3 to 4 hours
  2. Drain and add it to blender.
  3. Grate coconut to fine shreds and add to blender.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water and grind to smooth batter.
  5. The batter shouldn't be too thick or thin. (check the video for batter consistency)
  6. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  7. In a small sauce pan, add 1 cup of water.
  8. Add 3 tbsp of batter and mix.
  9. Heat in low flame with stirring.
  10. Stir until the batter starts bubbling.
  11. Turn off the flame and add it to appam batter.
  12. Add soda pwd and salt.
  13. Mix the batter well with hands. (this ensures good fermenting of the batter)
  14. Close it with lid.
  15. Allow the batter to ferment overnight or minimum 6 hours.
  16. Once the batter is fermented, you can see the batter is raised up.
  17. Stir well. If required add 1/4 cup of water and mix to ensure the batter is in right consistency.
  18. Heat the appam pan.
  19. Add a ladle full of batter to appam pan and spread in concentric circles.
  20. Cover with lid and cook appam for 3 to 4 mins in medium flame.
  21. Cook until the appam is cooked with soft spongy middle and crispy lacy edges.
  22. Remove from flame.
  23. Healthy & lipsmacking delicious palappam is ready.
  24. Enjoy hot with kadala curry or any spicy curry & sweetened coconut milk.

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