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Also Known As:  Apam, Velleppam, Vellayappam, Velappam, Palappam

Category:  Indian Bread

Region:  Kerala

Type:  Vegetarian

Serving Size:  10  Adults

Cooking Time:  30  Minutes

Preparation Time:  20  Minutes


  1. Raw Rice(Pachari)     2    cup
  2. Dry Yeast     ½    tsp
  3. Sugar Powder     2    tbsp
  4. Cooked Rice     2    tbsp
  5. Coconut Milk     2    cup
  6. Water     ½    cup
  7. Oil     1    tsp
  8. Salt to taste     ½    tsp


  1. Wash and soak rice for 5-6 hours.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in some warm water.
  3. Grind the rice along with coconut milk and cooked rice thoroughly.
  4. Add the dissolved yeast,sugar and salt.Mix gently and leave to ferment for 6-8 hours.
  5. Pour some batter into the appa chatti(kadai/appam maker) and rotate the pan to get a thin layer of batter on the sides,with more batter in the middle.
  6. Keep it covered and cook in medium flame for about a minute.
  7. When cooked take the appam out with a spatula and it is ready to serve.

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Best Combinations with Appam:  Egg Tomato Curry , Green Peas Masala Curry Style 4 , Potato Stew , Coconut Egg Curry ,

Recipes Similar to Appam:  Idly Upma , Chapathi , Semolina Idli , Poori , Puttu and Kadala Curry

Other Recipes with White Rice:  Kinnathappam , Vegetable Idly , Uthappam , Idly , Vishu Katta

Part of following menus:  Christmas

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Comment:  very nice and tasty preparation. I like it

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Comment:  I like This appam is vrey much

By:  meenacdavey


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