Make Your Own South Indian Appam In Less Than 10 Simple Steps

South-Indian cuisine is one of the most renowned regional cuisines of India which is gaining traction across the globe for its distinct flavours. Adored by everyone for its light and simple taste, south Indian food is actually pretty diverse. While many of us have enjoyed the South-Indian dishes like idli, dosa, uttapam, sambar and vada at home, there is so much to this cuisine that is unknown to the people. That’s why, we bring you another easy-to-make South-Indian dish which is just perfect for the hot weather, because summer is all about eating light and right. Isn't it? 

Appam is a marginally lesser-known food among the plethora of delicious South Indian dishes. It is a South-Indian version of pancake, which is quite popular in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as in Sri Lanka. Appam are feathery soft hoppers made from fermented rice and coconut batter as the primary ingredient. This popular street food item is mostly consumed as breakfast or evening snack.

So, here’s the recipe of Appam, when you are craving for something light and healthy.


  • ¼ cup of steamed rice
  • 2 cups of raw rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp of fenugreek seeds
  • ½ cup of fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tsp of baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Oil

Preparation Of Batter:

1.Wash the raw rice in running water. Then soak the rice and fenugreek seeds for at least 2 hrs.

2.After that drain the water from the rice and seeds. Blend the coconut shreds, steamed rice, fenugreek seeds and raw rice together in a blender. Blend them in batches for smooth and silky paste.

3.When the paste is smooth, add the dry ingredients and let it blend for a couple of minutes more.

4.Pour the batter in a bowl and cover it with the lid, untouched for at least 8-10 hours. Keep the batter in a warm place for better fermentation.

Making Appam:

1.Heat an appam pan or small kadai over a low-medium flame heat. Then smear oil on the pan and with a large spoon or ladle, pour the batter.

2.Swirl the pan, so that the batter spreads evenly in a round shape.

3.Cover with a lid and let it cook for 30-40 seconds or until it becomes golden brown in color from its edges.

That’s it, your appam is all ready to eat.