Rice Appam

Cooking is a wonder. There are so many different things you can make out of the same ingredients. Appam is a south indian dish. It is very simple to make and yet so delicious and soft that it makes the consumer beg for more. It is more of a steam dish than a fried dish. You simply have to try it to know it. I have served coconut milk and mutton pulusu along with the appam which compliments each other in a beautiful way.


Time: Preparation:12 hours                            Cooking:10 minutes                      Serves:4


  1. Boiled rice-1 cup
  2. Plain rice-2 cups
  3. Yeast- ½ tbspn
  4. Cooked rice- 1 cup
  5. Coconut(grated)- 1 cup
  6. Salt- ½ tbspn
  7. Oil- ½ tbspn per appam
  8. Sugar- as per taste
  9. Water – 1 ½ cup


Prior Cooking

  1. Grind the boiled and plain rice together by adding water and set aside

Note: The amount of water depends on the amount of batter you want which depends on the number of people you want to feed

  1. Smash the cooked rice
  2. Add the smashed rice to the grinded rice mixture
  3. Add grated coconut
  4. Add yeast
  5. Add salt
  6. Mix the ingredients well and keep it untouched for 12 hours (overnight)



  1. Heat a wok
  2. Pour a large spoonful of the mixture on the pan in a circular shape ( exactly like a dosa)
  3. Spread ½ tb spn of oil on the mix in the pan
I used a non-stick pan instead of a wok
  1. Put a lid on the wok


  1. Let the mix stay till bubbles erupt(only for a minute or so)
  2. Remember only one side is cooked

Coconut milk

  1. Grate a whole coconut
  2. Add water little by little while you grind the grated coconut
  3. After the whole coconut is grinded use a sieve to separate the coconut milk from the residue
  4. Add sugar according to your taste

Note : You can use packet of coconut milk that is found in market instead. I used fresh coconut since they are healthier and tastier

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