Appam recipe

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Appam recipe

Appam (appa) is a type of thin, bowl-shaped crepe that is made from a sourdough made up of rice (or rice flour) and coconut milk and is popular in South India and Sri Lanka.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 250 ml of water (warm)
  • 1 cucharadita de sal
  • 500 g of rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 750 ml coconut milk
  • ½ cucharadita of bicarbonate


    1. Mix the yeast and water in a glass and let it sit for about 10 minutes, until it becomes foamy.
    2. Combine the salt, rice flour, and sugar in the bowl of a mixer.
      Add yeast mixture and stir until smooth.
    3. Cover, and let rest, at least 2 hours, in a warm place.
      Add the coconut milk and baking soda, and mix until smooth.
    4. Cover and steep for one more hour.
    5. The mixture should have the consistency of a thin crepe batter. If it's too thick, adjust it by adding water or coconut milk.
      If using a nonstick hoppers pan, lightly wipe the pan with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil. If you are using a more
    6. traditional iron hoppers pan, grease with a little more oil.
      Heat skillet over high heat, then lower to medium.
    7. Add a ladle of the hoppers mixture and immediately tilt and turn the pan so the mixture covers the entire surface.
    8. Add an egg to the center of the hopper to create an egg hopper or appam (optional).
    9. Cover and cook until the dough is set, the edges are crisp (and the egg white has set), about 3 to 4 minutes.
    10. Gently slide the appam from the pan onto a plate.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 831Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 35gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 109gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 12g

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