Everyone who have tasted authentic Kerala dishes will love appaam n puttu. Appam is the one dish which my mother and grand mother have never tried. 

Always i was in love with these appams.. with crispy edges n soft pillowy inside. A big bowl of coconut milk goes well with these appams.. But my love for veg stew has no limits.. A very quick to make side dish if all ingredients are in hand..

Ingredients for Appam:
1 cup – Raw Rice
1 cup – Idli Rice
1/2 cup – Urad dhal
1/4 tsp – Fenugreek seeds
1/2 cup – Coconut milk (which i did not add)
Water – as req

Wash and soak the above ingredients for 3 hrs and grind them to smooth and thin batter. Add salt mix well and ferment overnight.

Next day morning mix the batter well and make appams in appam pan.

Ingredients for Vegetable stew: 
3 – Potatoes, cubed
1 – Carrot, cubed
¼ cup – Frozen Green Peas 
1 no – Onion, sliced (white onion preferred)
½” – Ginger, thinly sliced
4 no – Cloves 
1/2” – Cinnamon 
4 pod – Cardamom 
6 no – Black pepper corns (slighlty crushed)
8 no – Green chillies, slit
½ cup – Thick Coconut milk 
2 sprig – Curry leaves 
1 tbsp – Coconut oil or any cooking oil


Pressure cook potato and carrot for 1 whistle with ¼ tsp salt.

In a pan heat oil, add onion, ginger, chillies, curry leaves, cloves, cinnamon n cardamom jus mix them and add the veggies to it add salt add ½ cup water and close the lid. (Onions should not be fried the color should be retained)

In 4 min the vegetables will be cooked add coconut milk and simmer for another 3 min and switch off the stove. Serve hot with appam!!!


  1. says

    tasty.. I love appams.. Nice clicks and explanation.. I do not add coconut milk while grinding but serve them along with aapams..

  2. says

    Appam and stew both looks super filling and fabulous..Coz of electric stove i cant able to carry appam pan,missing it:(..

  3. says

    Your appams have come out well.Tempting know Kalpana,this is the way Tamil appams are being made.Since they use urad dal instead of yeast,the fermentation will be done that way.But in real kerala style appam,we either use yeast or toddy/coconut water for fermentation.

    Lovely post.Am drooling over !

  4. says

    I too, follow the same measurements for the appam…it comes out really well…your appam and stew looks very yum and perfectly done…

  5. says

    Appam and veg. stew looks delicious…nice mouthwatering pics…I haven't really tried making appam before excepting from the ready mix…will definitely try this.

  6. says

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  7. says

    What a scrumptious breakfast… I absolutely love this combination..:) I don't know how I missed your blog for so many days…. Thanks for your lovely comments dear… appreciate it:)

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  8. says

    this looks lovely! We make Appams without yeast but add some fresh coconut toddy instead. But this one with urad dal is new and surprising.

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