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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wheat flour appam is mostly made for festivals like Ganesh chaturthi, Krishna Jayanthi and karthigai deepam. Its very easy to make and delicious too with flavorful wheat flour and jaggery in it. You can make it for snacks too. Some times I feel like eating sweet made out of jaggery,this version of appam made with wheat flour gives me a quick fix for that....Simple ingredients and very easy to make also,that satisfies your taste buds!

Wheat flour appam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snacks
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4


Wheat flour  1 cup 
Rice flour  2 tblsp 
Jaggery  1/2 cup to 3/4 cup 
Banana  1 small(mashed well) 
Elachi  1 no.(crushed) 
Cooking soda  A pinch 
Oil  For frying 
Salt  A big pinch 


  1. Powder the jaggery and mix all the ingredients with water.
  2. The consistency should be thick like vada batter.
  3. Heat oil in kadai ,when hot,pour the batter with help of a ladle. Perfect heat of oil can be known by,as you pour the batter,appam should not settle down,but should come up
  4. Keep in low medium flame when you cook to ensure even cooking,without burning. Fry till golden brown and drain from oil to kitchen towel and enjoy!


  • You can substitute wheat flour with maida/all purpose flour.
  • You can also substitute jaggery with sugar.
  • If you feel/doubt jaggery having any impurities,melt it with little water in stove,and filter it.then add the wheat flour to itand make batter,adjust water proportion.
  • Can fry more than one at a time,depending upon the amount of oil we keep for frying
  • Updated,Edited to add :But for best shapes like the one in updated picture,keep little oil (more than needed for shallow frying(1/4 th of kadai) and use a deep curved laddle (kuzhi karandi) and pour one at a time.
  • Adding banana give a nice flavour and softness to the appam,but it can be omitted too.(In my opinion,if we omit banana,the softness reduces,but you get the full flavour of wheat flour,so its up to you)!
  • You can fry in ghee,which will give an excellent taste.

Fluffy appams are ready!

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  1. My mom adds bananas to this sometimes... so good for an evening snack :)

  2. nice entry.. my method also same.. thxs for sharing.. adding banana, it will come very soft...

  3. Appams look very very delicious...

  4. Yummmm I am sure there is nothing left for me.

  5. These look so scrumptious.....Maybe you should send it to fried snack event:)

  6. That looks delicious. I might just make this for Deepavali.

  7. Rajeshwari,
    Wonderful treat with wheat flour, surely would try for kids n us! :D

  8. I make a similar one with banana and maida, and have recently posted in my blog.. Your appam looks yummy! I will try it with wheat flour next time!

  9. never tried it with wheat flour....nice step by step desc..

  10. Those sweet appams looks so delicious.Brings back my memories of childhood,it was our favorite snack:)

  11. yum yum yum... i can use my new appa pan to make this instead of deep frying... delicious...

  12. Seems like indian version of the banana muffin. very interesting. Loved it.

  13. Hi Raks,
    Your version looks nice.. I add grated coconut to it...Perfect shape. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Sooper a irukke!..ithukku enna korai??:)!!

  15. hi...instead of deep frying...can u make it in a paniyaram mould?

    1. Yes you can try that. Cook in low flame to make sure it's cooked.

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  17. I tried this it come as little sticky from inside like halwa sweet it should b like this only or some other way. Kindly let me know.

    1. May be it dint got cooked properly? inside it will be soft but not sticky.

  18. OK . Thank u . Will try once again and let u know.

  19. Hi,

    You always rock :) Can we make this in a paniyaram pan while using maida?

  20. hai raks it was amazing I tried .it came out well, but I forgot to add Elachi & cooking soda, is it fine raks.
    kindly reply me

    1. If its good, then no problem right? :)

  21. hai raks I forgot to add elachi & cooking soda, but it came out well.

  22. i tried it @ ma home.. the recipe is awesome .. outcome was best.. thank you :)


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