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How to prepare Paalappam at home

Updated: Jun 5


Total cooking Time

40 minutes

Number of servings


Paalappam or Hoppers is one of the popular breakfast items of Kerala. Traditionally, ground rice was fermented using toddy,but nowadays yeast is mainly used for fermentation. Appam goes with all types of stews, egg curry, black chickpeas curry, etc. Here is the recipe of Paalappam which is very soft and delicious. I personally prefer appam as breakfast for all the occasions in my home. Please do try out the recipe for your breakfast also. Paalappam is a delicious and popular South Indian dish that hails from the state of Kerala. It's a type of rice-based pancake that is soft and fluffy in the center with crispy edges, and it's typically enjoyed as a breakfast or dinner item. Paalappam is known for its unique texture and flavor, and it's often served with coconut milk or other accompaniments. Here's how you can make paalappam at home. Paalappam is a delightful dish that can be customized to your taste. Some people like to add a little sugar to the batter for a touch of sweetness, while others prefer it savory. You can also experiment with different toppings like egg, chicken stew, or vegetable curry to make it a complete meal. Enjoy your homemade paalappam!


  1. Raw rice – 2 cup

  2. Grated coconut- 1 1/2 cup

  3. Boiled rice – 1 1/2 cup

  4. Sugar – 2 tablespoon

  5. Salt – 1/2 teaspoon

  6. Yeast – 1 teaspoon

  7. Semolina/ Rava – 2 tablespoon

Method of preparation

  1. Wash and soak the Raw rice for 3 hours

  2. After 3 hours, add enough water and grind the raw rice to a fine batter

  3. Transfer the batter to a large bowl

  4. Grind Boiled rice and coconut also along with some water

  5. Add it to the batter

  6. Take a pan, add 2 tbsp of rava to 1/4 cup of water and boil. This is called kappi.

  7. Stir the kappi continuously in low flame until it thickens

  8. After the kappi gets cooled, add it to the batter bowl

  9. Then add salt, sugar and yeast to it

  10. Mix everything using a spoon

  11. The consistency should be thinner than dosa batter, so add water accordingly

  12. Close the bowl with a lid overnight, so that the batter rises

  13. Once the batter is risen, take a nonstick appam pan and heat it

  14. Add 1 ladle of batter in the center and rotate the pan by holding both sides

  15. In medium flame, close the lid for 1 minute

  16. Appam is ready

  17. Taste the appam and add extra sugar/salt as per your taste

  18. Similarly, make the remaining paalappams.

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