Sunday, August 16, 2015


Neyyappam is a south Indian speciality common in Kerala. These are rice pancakes fried in ghee or oil.  A batter of pouring consistency is made of rice flour and jaggery. Cardamom are added for flavour. Recipe here. Thanks dear Dyuthi Krishna for this yummy recipe.


Raw rice - 3 cups

Maida/all purpose flour - 3 tbsp

Jaggery - 1/2 kg

Banana, small - 3 nos

Baking soda - 1/4 tsp

Coconut pieces/Thengakkothu - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil for fry


Wash raw rice and soak for 4- 6 hours in water. Drain and grind raw rice in a mixer. Do not grind to make a fine powder. The consistency should be that of a puttu flour.

In a pan, add water and jaggery and melt. Pass this syrup through a strainer to remove any dirt. Keep this aside.

Grind banana in a blender.

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Fry coconut pieces till light brown in colour.

In a bowl, add rice flour, banana, salt, cardamom powder, maida, fried coconut, baking soda and jaggery syrup. Mix well to make a batter, which resembles dosa batter consistency.

Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add a ladle full of batter. Lower the flame. Deep fry on both sides until they are crispy.


  1. How interesting! They do look very addictive and delicious.

  2. These make lovely snacks, Beena! xoxo

  3. I love the flavors in this, would love to have some appams now..

  4. favourite one, look mouthwatering...thanks for your diligence...Madam

  5. Ghee, coconut and banana??? Triple yes.

  6. I am really interested in what you wrote here. This looks absolutely perfect. All these tinny details gives me a lot of knowledge.

  7. A perfect tea time snack...Truly tempting!!

  8. It looks yumm perfect tea time snack



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