Monday, June 27, 2011

Kuzhi Appams(sweet)

I got an appam pan recently to prepare these Kuzhi Appams or Paniyarams(so called in Tamil Nadu). Very simple to make for a sudden snack special. It can be prepared as a sweet or as a spicy snack where they use the left out dosa batter. Either way they taste so good. In kerala they call this as Unni Appam which has some slight variations in preparation. They use coconut oil. For the kuzhi appams you can use ghee/any oil which you prefer. Here I used Canola Oil which is the regular oil I use since it does not contain saturated fat.Here goes the recipe:

Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Rice Flour - 1/2 cup
Maida/all purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 to 1 cup(according to the sweet level you need)
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardomom powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - a pinch(optional)
1 Ripe Banana(optional) - mashed
Oil for frying

  • Mix sufficient water with jaggery, heat in a pan until all the jaggery melts.
  • Filter this and keep aside.
  • Now in a bowl mix everything along with filtered jaggery except oil.
  • Add some water if you need. Mix everything smootlhly without any lumps. It should be a dosa batter consistency.
  • Heat an appam pan. Once hot enough, fill 1/4 of each kuzhi(hole) with the oil/ghee.
  • Fill the remaining 3/4 with the batter as shown below.

  • Allow it to cook under medium heat for 3-4 mins.
  • Turn them to cook on other side using a fork.

  • Once they are brown on both sides, drain them on paper towels.
Server hot and enjoy your evening snack.


  1. looks yummy and delicious...

  2. They looks so cute and addictive..

  3. looks delicious..

    thanks for dropping by

  4. Yum, they look superb, I also recently bought this pan but use it for savory as savory works more in my household. I like the addition of banana to it, must have made it mouth watering.

  5. your appams are really cute and perfect shape. i love ur appam pan. looks trendy and cute :-) you have a really nice blog. gonna read more. glad to be following ur recipes and thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

  6. These are my hubby's fav ~ they look super cute n tempting :)
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  7. hello sowmya,
    They are really tempting!!!!
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  8. Delicious khuzi appams,looks so tempting and nice preparation

  9. I have been soo wanting to try this appams with wheat flour:-) Looks perfect!!

  10. Delicious paniyarams Sowmya very tempting.

  11. Wow...looks great...and brings back fond memories!

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