Kerala Appam – Traditional

Kerala Appam - Traditional

Kerala Appam - Traditional

Kerala Appam - Traditional is a tasty and very popular breakfast dish in South Indian Cuisine. Soft lacey appams are a delectable dish that go perfect with any curry dish of your choice like mutta curry, vegetable stew etc. These rice pancakes are Lacey and crisp on the outside with a soft fluffy portion in the middle. These frilled appams are a culinary delight and no function in Kerala is ever complete without Kerala Appam - Traditional. Appam is prepared from fermented rice batter and the ingredients should be measured in stated quantities for grinding. The dish is wholesome and nutritious and you experience a sence of satisfaction.Try this Kerala Appam - Traditional at home with a delicious side dish. You can explore a well detailed recipe for the dish here.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people


  • 3 cups Long grain rice
  • 1 cup Cooked long grain rice Choru
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • Water As reqd
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Yeast
  • Luke warm water As reqd to dissolve yeast
  • 1/4 cup Milk


  • For preparing Kerala Appam - Traditional dish, first grind together long grain rice and cooked rice very well with coconut milk and enough water, to make a batter of dripping consistency.
  • :- Make sure not to make the batter too watery.
  • Pour this in a vessel.
  • Dissolve yeast in a little lukewarm water and add sugar. Mix well.
  • Add this to the batter and stir it well.
  • Place this in a warm place overnight for fermentation to make nice appam.
  • Add salt and milk and mix well.
  • Make appam on an appakara.
  • :- Serve appam hot.


You can visit this link for a side dish with Appam Kerala Tasty Egg Curry.  You can also visit this link Kerala Prawns Roast.
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Response (39)
  1. k
    ks October 18, 2005

    Looks interesting! Wanted to know (before trying) is it cooked rice or boiled rice?

  2. A
    Appam lover July 30, 2007

    I want to try this recipe. Have tried several appam recipes before but in vain..How do I know when the batter is ready?

  3. m
    me March 27, 2007

    I tried this recipe, came out ok. Batter had`nt risen much
    How do I know when the batter is ready? Any hints?

  4. a
    aparna January 25, 2008

    many thanks.iwas trying to make appam since too long,but always failed this time i was able to do well

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