Written by: 7aumsuvai

Appam is a popular South Indian breakfast recipe which will be served with sweetened coconut milk, stew and even with any spicy chutney.

Appam / ஆப்பம்


      • 1 cup – Boiled rice (puzhungal arisi)
      • 1 cup – Raw rice (pachai arisi)
      • 1/4 cup – Whole black gram without skin (ulunthu)
      • 4 tbsp – Flattened rice / Aval / Poha
      • 1/4 tsp – Fenugreek seeds
      • Salt as needed

Appam process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak boiled rice, raw rice, whole black gram, flattened rice, fenugreek seeds for 4 to 5 hr or overnight.
  2. Grind them to a smooth batter (pouring consistency) like idly batter using wet grinder or mixer grinder. Add required salt and ferment it for 6 or 7 hr or overnight.
  3. Heat an appam pan, pour a ladle full of batter and quickly rotate the pan around so that a thinner layer of batter covers the sides and a thicker layer settles in the middle.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid and cook in medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown and well cooked in the middle. Do not turn over the appam.
  5. Remove appam from the pan with care and transfer one by one on a flat tray before serving. Serve hot with sweetened coconut milk, any stew even tomato chutney goes well with this appam.

Appam / ஆப்பம்


  • Batter should be little bit watery than idly batter (pouring consistency) and it should be light not heavy. See the picture for perfect consistency.
  • If the batter is too thick, you can always dilute it with water for a pouring consistency.
  • You can replace poha with cooked rice. Because both poha and cooked rice helps the appam to be very soft.

Appam / ஆப்பம்


  1. good looking Appam n mus be melting in taste

  2. Its my favorite with thengaipaal.. Looks so soft

  3. Shanthi, loved the snapshots and the recipe! :-)

  4. wow it looks beautiful shanthi..

  5. Soft appams,love it for breakfast!!

  6. Wow tempting clicks,makes me hungry

  7. Give me stew and am finishing all the aapams

  8. so tempting appam, feeling to grab the whole plate :-)

  9. Aapam looks so good dear, love it with coconut milk :)

  10. Nice spongy, soft appams. This is one food that is fast to cook and gentle on the tummy. Appealing presentation.


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