palappam recipe | appam recipe without yeast | kerala appam recipe


Appam. Alternative names. Hoppers, Appam, kallappam, vellappam, palappam. Type of. Pancake or griddle cake. Plain Appam or Vella Appam are bowl-shaped thin pancakes made from fermented rice flour. They derive their shape from the small appachatti in which they are cooked. They are very tasty neither too sweet nor less sweet, and following Curries are served with this; Kerala style Mutton Stew, Kerala style Chickpea curry, Kerala style Chicken curry and more Appam is perfectly healthy and a perfect meal for a nutritious breakfast. Many foods from South Indian cuisine such as Appam are fermented and thus enriched with Vitamin B-12. So, they are easy to digest and are suitable for your intestine. In this way, it is beneficial for your entire digestive system in every way.

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palappam recipe | appam recipe without yeast | kerala appam recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 5 min Rest Time 10 hour Total Time 10 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 5
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Take idli rice, raw rice, poha, Whole urad dal, Basmati rice and fenugreek seeds.

  2. Wash twice and soak together for 3 hrs.

  3. Grind in to fine smooth batter in mixie or wet grinder.

  4. Add salt and enough water and mix thoroughly with clean hand, batter should be in flowing consistency.

  5. Allow to ferment for 8-10hrs.

  6. after fermentation the batter should like this, as doubles in volume.

  7. Pour the ladle full of batter in hot appam pan (appachatti).

  8. Immediately rotate the pan like this to spread the batter as thin in outside and little thick in middle.

  9. Forming lots of bubbles shows batter nicely get fermented.

  10. Cover and cook in medium flame for 2 minutes. Do not add sprinkle any oil.

  11. Make a flower shaped appam like this to attract kids.

  12. Appam turns in to crispy around edges and fluffy in middle portion.

  13. Yummy and crispy appam ready to serve with coconut milk or stew.

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