Aapam is a very popular breakfast item from Kerala. It is also made in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. These are spongy pancakes made with fermented raw rice and coconut batter.Appam with Vegetable Stew & Kerala Egg Roast ppam is God’s own country’s revered food and most popular among Kerala breakfast recipes that are healthy and easy to make.
Raw Rice – 2 cups
Shredded coconut – handful
Cooked rice – Handful (You could also use pressed rice/poha/aval instead)
Yeast – 1/2 spoon
Sugar – 2-3 tsp
Salt – as needed
1.Soak the rice for 2 hours.
2.Grind coconut and cooked rice together until smooth. To this add the rice and grind everything together.
3.Add the yeast, salt and sugar and mix well. Let it ferment for few hours or overnight.
4.Make Appam in the appam kal else make it like pancakes on regular griddle. Pour a spoonful of batter and spread using circular motion by holding the handle of the griddle.
If you do not like the smell of yeast, add a pinch of baking soda 30 minutes before making the appams.