How to make Appam -

Popular south Indian bread made with rice and coconut milk batter served with vegetable stew

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Short grain rice (चावल), White bread slices (सफेद ब्रेड)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Breads

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Appam Recipe

  • Short grain rice , soaked for 3-4 hours and drained 1 cup

  • White bread slices 3

  • Cooked rice , cooked 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coconut , scraped 1/2 cup

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Onion , peeled 1 medium

  • Oil as required

  • Green coconut chutney to serve


Step 1

Place bread slices on a plate, pour some water over them and let them soak for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Put the drained rice in a mixer jar, add 50 ml water and grind into a smooth batter. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 3

Put cooked rice and coconut in the same mixer jar. Squeeze out excess water from bread slices, add to mixer jar along with 25 ml water and blend into a smooth and thick mixture.

Step 4

Add this mixture to the rice batter, mix well, cover and set aside in a warm place for 6-8 hours to ferment.

Step 5

Heat a cast-iron appam kadai.

Step 6

Add salt to fermented batter and mix well.

Step 7

Insert a fork in the onion, dip it in some oil and grease the hot appam kadai with it.

Step 8

Pour a ladleful of batter in the greased pan and swirl to spread it all around the kadai so that the edges are thin and the centre is thicker. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.Remove the appam and keep on a serving plate. Make more appams similarly.

Step 9

Serve hot with green coconut chutney or vegetable ishtew or chicken ishtew.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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