Homemade rice pancake with coconut milk or appam recipe

Homemade rice pancake with coconut milk / appamย 

Appam is a traditional Kerala ๐Ÿ breakfast dish – it is a type of pancake ๐Ÿฅž made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is crispy on one side and soft as cotton on the other n tastes yum. This is one of my favourite breakfast and a must try dish for those who haven’t tasted it yet. Get set ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ n started!


Tools required:

Non stick appam pan with lid

How to prepare appam batter?

  • Wash and soak rice & fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  • In another bowl wash and soak urad dal in the water overnight.
  • Next day morning grind the soaked rice & fenugreek seeds in stone grinder. Add water as required and grind to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Mean while wash and soak beaten rice for about half an hour.
  • Then grind the soaked urad dal and beaten rice. Add water as required and grind to a fine paste and when done add the above prepared rice batter to this and grind for 2 mins until they completely blend.

  • Remove the batter into large steel vessel <make sure the batter comes to less than half of the vessel>, cover with a lid and keep in warm closed place <inside the oven or shelf> and allow it to ferment for around 5 to 8hours. <Cooler the weatherโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒจ, more the time taken to ferment!>

  • Appam batter is ready, store in refrigerator and add fresh coconut milk to the batter before using.

How to prepare appam?

nonstick appam pan

  • Grease it with few drops of oil and spread it throughout the pan.
  • Take 1n1/2 to 2 laddles full of batter and pour it in the centre of the pan as shown below ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Now hold the pan with both the hands and gently twirl it so that the batter spreads throughout the pan, and the centre is a little thick, as shown below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Optionally you can add few drops of homemade organic ghee, if you want to.
  • Close the pan with the lid and let it get steamed n cooked for 3 to 4 mins.

  • Check if the edges turn a little brown and the centre is cooked. If the centre is a bit uncooked, cover the lid again and let it cook for another minute.

homemade appam

  • Once the appam is completely cooked, gently transfer it into a plate. You shouldnโ€™t flip them.

Crispy outer layer and soft as cotton inner layer n tastes soo yum! This is one of my favourite breakfast and I love having it with coconut chutney or tomato-garlic-chilly chutney (will share the recipe soon)…

Homemade rice pancake with coconut milk or appam 

However the traditional kerala appam is served with chickpea curry or sweetened coconut milk or avial – a mixed vegetable curry, you could try them too!

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband ๐Ÿ˜Š) . And about my likes - I love โค๏ธ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography ๐Ÿ“ธ , gardening ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover ๐ŸŒด and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family ๐Ÿ‘ช n home ๐Ÿก needs from organic grooming n beauty products ๐Ÿ‘„ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ’† to home cleaners and food ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ•๐Ÿน . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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