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Monday, March 22, 2010

Paalappam / Appam.

Appam made with ground soaked rice and cooked rice, mixed to a batter with coconut milk and water then left in a warm place to ferment for a number of hours. Appam is thin and crisp round the edges and fluffy and thick in the centre.

  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Cooked rice(parboiled) – 2 tbsp
  • Scraped coconut – ½ or coconut milk -½ cup
  • Yeast -¼ tsp
  • Sugar -1 tbsp
  • Salt - As reqd

  • Soak rice for atleast 4 hrs
  • Make a batter of rice, coconut( or coconut milk)and cooked rice(batter should not be too watery)
  • Add yeast and sugar to warm water and dissolve.
  • Add this to the batter and keep for about 6 hrs.
  • Before making appams, add salt and little sugar.
  • Heat a Pan(Appachatti).
  • Pour a spoonful batter into the appa chatti and rotate the Chatti.
  • Cover the pan and cook in medium flame till the edges of the Appam turn golden colour..
Recommended combination: Serve hot with Egg Roast or Stew or Chicken Curry.


  1. Soaked rice and cooked rice should be of same type?

  2. That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck. best appam pan in India