Kerala Palappam Recipe

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  • Yield : 10
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 12:00 h
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 12:05 h

Palappam or Kerala Appam is one of the most popular traditional Christian Kerala breakfast. Palappam is a type of South Indian pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. These white pancakes have crisp and lacy edges with fluffy centre.

Palappam is usually served with a range of side dishes like vegetable stew or chicken stew, sweetened coconut milk, Kerala egg curry, egg roast, korma, kadala curry etc.

Do try this delicious Palappam for your breakfast.


  • Raw rice (white) – 3 cups
  • Cooked rice – 2 cups
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Yeast – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Thick coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Luke Warm Water - 1/4 cup


Step 1

Soak rice in water for a minimum of 5 hours.

Step 2

Grind raw rice, cooked rice and grated coconut to a smooth paste with thick coconut milk. In the luke warm water add yeast and dissolve it well. Add this yeast, salt and sugar to the batter and mix well.

Step 3

Cover it and keep aside for fermentation for 6 hours.

Step 4

Heat a non-stick pan (appachatty) and pour 1 ladle full of batter, lift the pan and rotate it to spread the batter, cover and cook over medium heat .

Step 5

Repeat the process for the rest of the batter.

Step 6

Serve hot Palappam with chicken stew or any stew or curry of your choice. Enjoy!!!

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