Karthigai Appam/Rava Paniyaram/Appam

This is a simple and easy to make appam or paniyaram which is made for Karthigai Deepam in my in laws place.My mom makes Karthigai appam with soaked raw rice which I  share later whereas this is an instant method of making appam which doesn't need any grinding except the soaking time.Originally it is deep fried in ghee but to make it more healthier instead of deep frying I make it in paniyaram pan and used wheat flour instead of all purpose flour.In some places it is made like a thick pancake in a griddle with ghee.Now on to the recipe....


Wheat flour1cup
Rice flour1/4cup
Cardamom/ellakai Powder1tsp
Salta pinch
Baking soda1/8tsp
Gheeas needed


  • Mix in wheat flour,semolina,rice flour and add the milk.Let it soak for an hour.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water to the jaggery, make the syrup and pass it through the strainer to remove the impurities. Now mix in the sugar syrup to the soaked mixture.Add in the cardamom powder,salt,baking powder, grated coconut and mix it well.
  • Heat a paniyaram pan and add 1tsp of ghee to each hole,once the ghee becomes hot fill each hole with the batter.
  • Cook it in a medium flame till golden color and flip it to the other side.Cook it for a minute and remove it from the pan.
  • Appam is ready.

  • The batter should be in pouring consistency,if it is not add little more milk and adjust the consistency.if the the batter is too thick the appam will be hard.
  • Adding grated coconut or coconut bits is purely optional  original recipe doesn't have it but can also be added for extra taste and flavor.
  • Instead of jaggery sugar can be used and the soaking time is important to get  fluffy and soft appams. 
  • Be generous with the ghee to get a tasty appams.


looks awesome and delicious...wonderful clicks too!!

My favy one...

wow adorable clicks Nalini and appam shaped well....

wow love your pictures... Am so tempted here!! one question is what is the background that is blue in color - is it card board / chart or what? just curious!!

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looks so delicious

Beautiful capture, those appams looks damn attractive and addictive.

very tempting and nice clicks..

we too make this for all special occasions, deep fried version with maida, looks perfect n delicious...inviting clicks Nalini!

Perfect looking appam...Feel to grab few...Love the presentation...

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