Thursday, 19 February 2015

Appam~ Indian Flat Bread

Appam~ Indian Flat Bread
Appam~ Indian Flat Bread

Holidaying in God’s Own Country?

Want to know what you can have for breakfast? The choices are myriad from idlis to dosas to Appams.

 I was surprised when I was researching Indian Flat breads that Appams, dosas make a part of flat breads. To read about Indian flat breads you can check out here.

Appams are very famous in the Kerala cuisine, an Appam is a fermented rice pancake made of rice and coconut.  Appam are eaten as a breakfast or dinner mostly. Traditionally Appam is made using toddy to ferment the batter, but now mostly yeast is used for this process. The batter usually needs about 8 hours or overnight to ferment. Good Appam shape should be thin one the outside with a thicker center that is well cooked and fluffy.


Recipe Source: My Cooking Journey
Preparation time:  about 8 hours
Cooking time: about 40 minutes
Difficulty level: easy
  • 2 ¼ cups raw rice (I used sona masoori)
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste

  • Soak the rice for about 4-5 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the soaked rice and grind it well adding the coconut and the cooked rice along with it.
  • Grind it to a smooth batter. The batter should neither be too thick or too thin.
  • In a bowl dissolve the yeast in about ½ cup of tepid water and 1 tsp of sugar.
  •  Let the yeast dissolve for about 10 minutes and then mix it well to avoid any lumps.
  • Add the dissolved yeast, sugar and salt to the batter and mix it well.
  • Keep it covered to ferment for about 3-5 hours.
  • Once the batter is ready gently mix it.
  • Heat the Appam pan (I used a kadhai/wok) and if needed grease it slightly. If it is a non stick pan, you will not need to grease it.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the pan and then holding the handles of the pan, swirl the pan around to spread the batter.
  • Cover the lid on the pan and let the Appam cook in low heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the bottom of the Appam is crispy and the top looks cooked remove it and keep it warm.
  • Repeat the same with the rest of the batter.
  • Serve it right away with a spicy curry or stew.
Appam~ Indian Flat Bread
Appam~ Indian Flat Bread

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  1. Appam and stew, just enough to finish my dinner happily, they came out super prefect Archana..

  2. In Tamilnad,they call it aappam.Itis curved upwards on the rim.A very tasty item with chutney

  3. Your appams turned out so fluffy and delicious.


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