Achappam – A Delicious Snack Recipe

  • Yield : 250 gm
  • Servings : 5nos
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m

Achappam is a traditional authentic snack of Kerala which is a very popular dish prepared during the Christmas festival.  Achappam is a word used in Kerala where ‘achu’ means mould and appam means something made with rice flour which is deep fried or steam cooked.

Achappam is a crunchy sweet.  It is usually a round shaped snack and resembles a flower. It is made with a special round mould. The mould is typically made of iron and now days also available in non-stick too.

All the ingredients are mixed together to form a thick batter that has the consistency of dosa batter. The mould is dipped in the batter and then inserted into hot oil. The achappam then separates from the mould and it is fried till golden brown.

Try this snack recipe at your home!!


  • Raw rice - 4 cups
  • Powdered sugar - 2 cups
  • Eggs - 3 nos
  • Coconut Milk - 250 ml
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 5 cups
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tsp


Step 1

Wash and soak the rice for two hours. Grind the rice with coconut milk to a thick batter.

Step 2

Beat the eggs well and add to the batter along with sugar, sesame seeds and the cardamom powder. Mix well.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan and dip the achappam mould in it for a minute. Dip the mould into the batter and then dip it in the hot coconut oil. Fry along with the mould. Tap the mould for the achappam to separate.

Step 4

Repeat the same till the batter is over.

Step 5

Tasty Achappam is ready to serve.

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