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Nei appam recipe

sweet appam snack made especially during festivals in south India
Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time12 hrs 30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: festival recipes, karthigai, popular indian sweets
Servings: 30 appams
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup raw rice - soak for 4 hours
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tsp coconut bits
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup ghee - for making appams


  • Soak the raw rice in water for 4 hours.
  • melt the jaggery with water until it dissolves and starts boiling.
  • Drain the soaked rice and take it in blender/bowl.
  • Strain and add the jaggery syrup along with a banana.
  • grind to a paste.
  • Further add ginger powder, cardamom powder, salt a pinch to the batter
  • Meanwhile, heat ghee in a pan and fry the coconut bits until half done. Put off and add sesame seeds. wait until it pops. By the time it pops, coconuts would be reddish.
  • add the fried coconut and sesame mix along with ghee to the batter.
  • mix well and refrigerate overnight/6 hours.
  • Take out and mix once.
  • Heat paniyaram pan and add ghee to fill 1/4th of each pit.
  • fill the thick batter into it.
  • cook on medium heat until you find holes on top.
  • turn sides gently. cook the other side for another few minutes.
  • take out and serve hot/store for later.