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A thin, crepe-like pancake made from rice flour.
Prep Time 12 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 c. rice flour
  • 1 c. cooked rice
  • ½ c. grated coconut
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried yeast
  • ¼ c. warm water
  • cooking spray
  • salt to taste


  • Start by soaking the uncooked rice for at least 4 hours in equal parts water. Next, mix the sugar and yeast together. Then add the warm water and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes until the yeast begins to foam. While the yeast is doing its thing, it's time to make the batter. Drain the soaked rice and mix in the rice flour and grated coconut. Then blend this mixture until smooth before adding salt and the sugar-yeast mixture and mixing until combined. Allow this mixture to ferment overnight.
  • After the mixture has had time to ferment, heat a skillet and grease it liberally with cooking spray. Then ladle some of the batter into the middle of the skillet and swirl around in a circular motion until you have a thin crepe-like pancake. Place a lid over the skillet and allow to cook over low heat until the pancake is golden brown. Remove from the heat and serve with curry.
Keyword Kerala Appam Recipe, Kerala Breakfast Recipe