Brown Rice Aappam

Aappam is a traditional breakfast item of South India especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala served along with coconut milk,kurma or any spicy curry.Aappam can be made in both salty and sweet version  made out of fermented batter with a combination of raw rice,idly rice and urad dhal.

Due to health conscious,started using brown rice but our taste buds not let us to eat as a substitute for regular rice.So trying to use in idly,dosa,adai and other tiffin items instead of regular rice.One such try is aappam which came out perfect,served along with kurma and everybody liked it.Here is the recipe.......


Brown Rice 2cups
Rice flakes/aval1/4cup
Raw Rice1/4cup
Urad Dhal1/4cup
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam 1/2tsp
Saltto taste
Cooking Soda1/4tsp


  • Take one cup of rice and cook it in the cooker without water and rinsing for 10 minutes to make the rice boiled.
  • Soak together the boiled rice and raw rice along with fenugreek seeds,urad dhal,rice flakes for atleast 6-7 hours.
  • Grind everything together to a fine paste,finally add the grated coconut and grind it for a minute or two.
  • Mix salt to the ground batter and allow it to ferment for minimum 10 hours or overnight.
  • At the time of making aappam,add water and make the batter to a slightly thin consistency(thinner than dosa batter).
  • Heat a appam pan or wok,pour a ladle full of batter in the center of the pan,gently swirl the pan so that the batter coats the sides of the pan.
  • Let the remaining batter in the center(as shown in the picture),cook it covered in a medium flame,till the sides get crisp and the center gets cooked.Once it is done take out from the pan and serve it.
  • Serve it with coconut milk or kurma.

  • Out of 2 cups brown rice one cup can be either substituted with idly rice or raw rice.
  • While pouring the batter in the aappam pan,the pan should be hot,after swirling keep it covered in a medium flame. 
  • It is very important to soak so  atleast 6-7 hours or overnight as brown rice takes long time to soak.
  • As this aappam is made of brown rice it won't look as white color as the regular aappams.
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Very nice. If I were you, I would call it Vegan, gluten free rice crepes to get more hits from the search engines.

perfect and simple for breakfast!

Kudos for trying with brown rice! Looks awesome.

Beautiful aapams nalini, I too do the same thing, but I do use red rice while having food sometime. My kids love Red rice, nice clicks

yum, so healthy and delicious.

Wow, looks delicious....I like crispy aappam, will it possible to make it in brown rice.

Very nice Nalini, so healthy option..

Using brown rice in aappam is new to me.... Love the recipe

Healthy & delicious aappam.

Sounds very healthy to me! beautiful , tempting clicks!

Such a healthy option and I love aapams in any form...looks awesome.

Interesting AAppam..Nalini!!Book Marking it,will try it out soon.Sounds Healthy .Lovely Clicks :)

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healthy n beautiful clicks.

Healthy and delicious appam..

You have made the aapams healthy..

Wat a healthy twist to usual aappam..Beautifully done..

Healthy and tasty aapppam. Reminds me of the ones my mom makes.


Tasty and healthy appams. Sidedishes make it more appealing.

have yet to try appams!!..though these look very healthy and the clicks!

what a yummy looking aapam

Hi there, I found your web site via Google while looking for a related topic, your website came up, it looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks
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