Know about TamilNadu APPAM

Appam is a famous South Indian dish. Appam are bowl-shaped rice pancakes cooked on one side only in a curved iron pan. They are typically served with a coconut milk curry. Even if you can't duplicate the distinctive form, the sweet, yeasty flavor of this recipe is authentic. A well-fermented batter will form small holes (like a lace) all over the appam while cooking. This makes the appams very light.

Facts about Coconut

Nutritional Highlights (Coconut (meat, raw, unsweetened), 1 cup, shredded)

Calories: 283
Protein: 2.7g
Carbohydrate: 12.2g
Total Fat: 26.8g
Fiber: 7.2g
Iron 1.9mg
Selenium 8.1 mg

Sugggestion for a person who is already having Cholestrol

One cup of fresh coconut milk contains 50 grams of saturated fat from the ... so I don't think it would be a good choice to use coconut milk very often.So such people can try appam with different chutneys like Tomato-onion chutney.


Appa Chatti


1. Raw rice - 2 cups

2. urud dal - 1/4 cup

3. fenugreek seeds-1/4tsp

4. Soda salt / baking powder - a pinch


1. Rinse and soak rice,dal together for minimum of 4hrs in water .

2. Grind them by adding water

3. Add salt and keep it aside for 8 hours for fermentation.

4. Before making appam mix soda salt / baking powder to batter and stirr well.

5. Heat Appa kadai ,pour one spoon of batter and take kadai in hand and give on full rotation so that batter will spread on kadai and cover it with lid. Don't flip (turn on other side) appams.

6. Serve hot with coconut milk or chutneys

Coconut Milk Preparation

1. Grind grated coconut by adding water and extract only the coconut milk by filtering

2.Add required sugar to that milk.

Side dishes

Coconut chutney , Coriander chutney , Tomato onion chutney

Pudhina chutney , Peanut/groundnut chutney , Garlic chutney

Easy Sambar , Dal sambar


1. Ensure that the centre of the appam is at least an inch thick by pouring more batter in the middle.

2. Adding coconut as another ingredient while grinding gives you more taste.


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