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Appam | Appam without yeast | Palappam

Appam is a super soft traditional pancake from South India. It is often served with coconut milk or any Stew.
Prep Time8 hrs
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: appam, Palappam
Servings: 4
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • 2 cup Raw rice /pacharisi
  • ½ cup Freshly grated coconut
  • 1 Ripe banana small like Yelaki Variety
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • Water as needed
  • 1 tsp Cooked Rice optional


  • Wash the rice really well and soak it for 4 hours. Next in a blender add in the freshly grated coconut, banana and cooked rice and grind it to a fine puree. Transfer them to a vessel.
  • Next blend the soaked rice to a fine puree. Transfer them to the vessel along with the coconut banana puree.
  • Mix everything together add in the baking soda,salt and allow it to ferment for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Next heat a pan with oil-coated on all the sides. Pour a ladle full of batter.
  • Swirl the pan so that the batter is coated evenly on all sides. Cover and cook till the appam is fully done. Release the edges with a ladle and remove from the pan. Serve hot.


· Serve hot with any stew or kadala curry
· Also goes well with coconut milk.
· Adding banana and cooked rice makes the appam spongy.You can skip if you don’t prefer.
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