Thursday, July 29, 2010

Never fail to make Palappam

Palappam…one with a firm but soft center surrounded by lace-trimmed edges; which stands half way between bread and a pancake made with rice. (Definitely this is not a definition…)
For me making palappam was always like taking a chance in lottery. Then one day sensing my disappointment one of my dear friends gave me a very apt recipe. Until then I’m always a winner.
Last week I got an opportunity to make 150 palappams for a small gathering in our church… I just worked out the quantity of ingredients and all were very soft and lacy (no… no…I’m not boasting).
So here goes the recipe.

  1. Raw rice – 2 cups
  2. Cooked rice – 1 cup
  3. Freshly grated coconut – 1 cup
  4. Dry yeast – ¼ tsp
  5. Sugar – 3 tbsp
  6. Water – 1 ¼ cup (approximately)
  7. Salt – as required
  1. Soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hrs.
  2. Grind all the ingredients except salt to a fine paste of free falling consistency.
  3. Place the mixture in a warm place for almost 8 hrs for fermentation.
  4. Add salt, mix well and let the batter sit for another ½ hr in the warm place.
  5. Heat appachatti (palappam pan) and pour a ladle full of batter at the center of the pan.
  6. Swirl the pan 360degree to spread batter as a thin round.
  7. Cover the pan with lid and cook till the raw color changes.
  8. Remove palappam when crisp.


  1. My all time fav...
    looks very tempting dear :-)

  2. That looks so perfect and delicious, love to have this with some sweet coconut milk.

  3. Wowww.. looks perfect dear. yummyyy

  4. Looks so yum....tempting ones

  5. My all time favourite, very tempting..

  6. Palappam looks delicious. Nice one.

  7. completely new to me.. luks deliicous , very tempting... u have a good collection of recipes .. if u find time visit my blog.. happy to follow u

  8. It really looks a winning dish.....too perfect and tempting....

  9. Palappam looks so delicious! Can I come over to have a few? :)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Do you use cooked raw rice or boiled rice is fine too ?


  11. Looks so perfect.

  12. wow. looks adipoly. i too use the same recipe except for the fact that I do not use 3tbps sugar. I use just 1 tbps.

  13. 150 appams!! Good you should have become an expert by now.. The click looks tempting! I love the appam and coconut milk combo :)

  14. Never tried appam,thanks for the lovely recipe!

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