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Tamil Nadu is famous for its belief that serving food to others is a service to humanity. Appam is a type of South Indian pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is eaten most frequently for breakfast or dinner.

Ingredients for Appam

  • 1 cup Rice soaked for 3 hours
  • ½ Coconut
  • Pinch Cooking soda
  • ¼ cup Cooked rice
  • Salt To taste
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar


  1. Grind soaked and drained rice, salt, sugar, coconut, cooked rice and cooking soda in a grinder jar to make batter like Dosa.
  2. Keep aside for at least 12 hours for fermentation.
  3. Put appam pan on medium heat and pour the batter in the center with the help of a ladle.
  4. Immediately spread the flour into a thin layer in the pan by swirling the pan.
  5. Cover the pan with lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Gently remove appam from the pan with the help of a spatula.
  7. Place the ready appam in a plate and serve hot with coconut milk.

Note: To make coconut milk grind 1 coconut with 1 cup water and strain it through sieve.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes (excluding soaking and fermentation time)

Serves: 2

Cook’s Tips

  1. Keep the batter at warm place for fermentation, in winters fermentation time may vary.
  2. Some chopped green onion can be added in batter.

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