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Nei Appam in a Bowl
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Nei Appam | Sweet Appam | Vella Appam

Appam is a traditional South Indian sweet made as Neivedhiyam/Offering to the god during several festival and Pooja’s. There is couple of different ways to make them and this Nei Appam recipe is one of them.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Diwali Recipes, Snack, sweets, traditional
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, South Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 30 Appam
Calories: 57kcal


  • appakkarai
  • saute pan
  • bowl


  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • ¼ cup Rice flour
  • ¾ cup Jaggery Powdered
  • 2 small ones Banana Or 1 big
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut gratings
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup Ghee Or more if deep frying


  • Heat about a cup of water and add the jaggery to the hot water. Let the jaggery dissolve.
  • Once the jaggery dissolves and the liquid comes to the room temperature, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well using your hands. Mash the banana in the mixture and make a thick batter (like idli batter)
  • Once the batter is ready, heat the appakkarai and add about a teaspoon of ghee in each section. Pour the batter into each hole about ¾ th full.
  • Let it cook on medium heat one side and then turn it over to the other side.
  • Let it cook on the other side for about a minute and then transfer it to container.
  • Add more ghee if needed and make the next batch.
  • Enjoy the Nei Appam warm or in room temperature:)


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg