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How to make perfect Appam Batter (yeast free)

Let’s learn How to make perfect Appam Batter with Parboiled rice

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Appam- A famous Kerala dish

Appam are a popular dish among Keralites. It is usually served for breakfast or dinner with any Vegetable Stew or non Veg stews. Appams can be said as Kerala crepes or Pancake.Its batter is made of rice.The batter is usually fermented overnight or minimum 8 hours.

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There will be lot of additions when grinding batter other than the main ingredient rice.It can be Aval/Flattened Rice flakes,Coconut,coconut water,toddy,yeast. They are crispy an the sides and soft pillowy in the centre.

How did I make Appam batter?

Usually Appam batters are made with raw rice,little bit urad dal. But here I made with the parboiled rice.I didn’t find any difference in taste or texture.I used Aval/flattened rice flakes in addition to rice.You can also use grated or chopped coconut.Adding coconut will give a little sweetness to appam. If you are adding coconut water,add it to the batter directly after fermentation.The batter should be runny and not as thick as idli/dosa batter.

Appams are made in a special pan called as appam pan.We have to pour a ladle of batter and swirl the pan with two hands to spread unlike dosa where we spread in the ladle itself.Swirling the pan spreads the batter thin in the edges and thick batter will stay in the center. That makes the edges crispy and soft center.

Other similar breakfast dishes in this space are

Green gram dosa

South Indian Sambar mini Idli

Egg Dosa

Sambar dosa

 

INGREDIENTS

Parboiled Rice – 1 1/2 cups

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Aval/ Flattened rice flakes – 1/4 cup

Salt – as required

METHOD

  • Soak rice and urad dal for at least 6 hours.
  • Wash it thoroughly and add aval /flattened rice flakes to it.
  • Grind it in a wet grinder or mixer with required water.
  • The batter should be grounded till smooth.
  • Last add required salt.
  • Remove the batter to a bowl .Reserve one or two tablespoon batter.
  • Add approximately 1/2 cup of water to the reserved batter and remove it in another pot.
  • Heat the batter and water mixture in medium flame continuously stirring.
  • It will become a thick glue like consistency.
  • When it cools down,add it to the batter in the bowl.
  • Cover it and let it ferment overnight or at least 8 hours.
  • The batter is ready for making delicious appams.

TO MAKE APPAM

  • Heat the appam pan.
  • When its hot enough,pour a ladle of batter in it and swirl the pan with two hands.
  • Drizzle oil or ghee around.
  • Cover and cook till done.
  • Don’t need to flip.
  • Serve with favorite curry.

 

I used this Appam pan

NOTES

  1. The batter should be in runny consistency.So add water accordingly while grinding.
  2. After fermentation,if you feel the batter is thick you can add water or coconut water to make it thin.
  3. While heating the batter and water mixture,stir continuously. If not it will form clumps.
  4. Instead of par boiled rice,you can use raw rice or 50:50 raw and par boiled rice.

 

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How to make Perfect Appam Batter ( No yeast)
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Par boiled Rice
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1/4 cup Aval/Flattened Rice flakes
  • Salt As required
Instructions
  1. Soak rice and urad dal for at least 6 hours.

  2. Wash it thoroughly and add aval /flattened rice flakes to it.

  3. Grind it in a wet grinder or mixer with required water.

  4. The batter should be grounded till smooth.

    Last add required salt.

  5. Remove the batter to a bowl .Reserve one or two tablespoon batter.

  6. Add approximately 1/2 cup of water to the reserved batter and remove it in another pot.

  7. Heat the batter and water mixture in medium flame continuously stirring.

  8. It will become a thick glue like consistency.

  9. When it cools down,add it to the batter in the bowl.

  10. Cover it and let it ferment overnight or at least 8 hours.

  11. The batter is ready for making delicious appams.

TO MAKE APPAM
  1. Heat the appam pan.

  2. When its hot enough,pour a ladle of batter in it and swirl the pan with two hands.

  3. Drizzle oil or ghee around.

  4. Cover and cook till done.

    Don't need to flip.

  5. Serve with favorite curry.

Recipe Notes
  1. The batter should be in runny consistency.So add water accordingly while grinding.
  2. After fermentation,if you feel the batter is thick you can add water or coconut water to make it thin.
  3. While heating the batter and water mixture,stir continuously. If not it will form clumps.
  4. Instead of par boiled rice,you can use raw rice or 50:50 raw and par boiled rice.

     

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16 Comments

  1. Never made appams before Lathiya…going to try now..thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Do try.. let me know if you have any questions or your feedback ☺..thank you 😊

  2. Recent I ate appams at my husband friend’s house, we were invited for dinner. I even tried making them. I did fairly well but the hostess was making lovely flowere shaped ones.. it looked super cute.
    Batter almost similar to idli or dosa batter.

    1. Yes,you can make it in any shape,just have to swirl like that..the batter resembles idli dosa batter except for appam batter is little more thin than the previous one.

  3. Looks so tempting! I have never tried making appams with urad dal, sounds interesting.

  4. I’ve never made Appams ever although I love them, this is a great recipe😊 Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you..my pleasure 😊

  5. Soniya

    In love appams but have never tried making them at home.. very well explained recipe!

  6. I have never tried appam, thanks for sharing it’s batter recipe, one day I’ll give it a go:)

    1. Thank you dear 😊..do try and let me know your feedback ☺

  7. petra08

    I have never made appam but recipe saved. They look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

    1. Thank you..let me know when you try it..love to know your feedback..

      1. petra08

        I will do! I love to try new things! 🙂

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