Indri Appam | Inri Appam | Kurisu Appam | Paalukurukku Appam | Pesaha Appam

Indri Appam | Inri Appam | Kurisu Appam | Paalukurukku Appam | Pesaha Appam

Indri Appam | Inri Appam | Kurisu Appam | Paalukurukku Appam | Pesaha Appam

Indri Appam or Inri Appam signifies Monte Thursday and the ritualistic cutting of cake. Monte Thursday commemorates washing of Lords feet by disciples, the day before Crucifixion. Also termed Kurisu Appam , the cake is seen decorated with a cross sign. Traditionally, the head of the family cuts the indri appam and dips in the Paalukurukku syrup and serves it to the other family members. Hence the appam also termed Paalukurukku Appam. You can explore a well detailed Pesaha Appam here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


Pesaha Appam:

  • 2 cups Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Urad dal soaked 2 hrs in water
  • 1 cup Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 nos Shallots kunjulli

Paalukurukku :


  • Inri Appam:
  • Grind urad dal well and add to rice flour.
  • Grind coconut well with kunjulli and add this also to the flour.
  • Mix well with water to idli consistency and add salt. 4)Keep only for 1/2 hour to ferment. :-To remind of Pesaha.
  • Grease preferably steel plates of medium round shape.
  • Pour batter in one,and make a cross of palm leaf obtained on palm sunday on it.
  • Steam till well done.
  • Make all other appams same way but with no cross.
  • Paalukurukku:
  • Sarkkara urukkuka(molasses syrup) Take molasses and put the in a saucepan.
  • Add some water and heat well.
  • While boiling,a lather forms, this should be cleaned away.
  • Add cumin and chukku(dried ginger).
  • Seive this through a strainer and you can see lot of stones and dirt in it.
  • The remaining liquid molasses can be kept in a container in the fridge for vey long time. 7)Take a heavy bottomed saucepan and add rice flour.
  • Add molasses syrup,add coconut milk and stir well with no lumps, add water if necessary.
  • Start to heat this mixture in medium heat.
  • Stir continuously.
  • As the sauce thickens(takes some time) add powdered cardamom,add palm leaf pieces and bring to a boil.
  • Take off the stove before it thickens too much.
  • :- Serve Indri Appam hot!!


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Response (3)
  1. S
    Shiba April 8, 2009

    Is cumin seeds and garlic not added to pesaha appam??

  2. A
    Asha April 1, 2010

    For pesaha appam we are using garlic and cumin seeds instead of kunjully. You can try with coconut milk also.

  3. b
    babitha March 31, 2010

    Add garlic pods instead kunjulli..

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