Pallapam or Vellayappam

Appam and stew or duck roast is the main breakfast on Easter or Christmas or any celebrations of Christians in Kerala.


  1. Raw Rice- 1/2 kg
  2. Cooked Rice - 1 cup 
  3. Coconut - 1 grated 
  4. Water - 2-3 cups 
  5. Sugar - 2 tsp 
  6. Salt - as required 
  1. Wash and soak the raw rice for 5-6 hours, drain water. 
  2. Grind with the cooked rice and grated coconut to a smooth paste. 
  3. In a bowl of warm water mix sugar, yeast and salt and leave for 45 minutes 
  4. Add the mixture to the ground rice mixture and let it to ferment for about 8 hours 
  5. Heat an appa chatti (if iron use oil) , and pour a small bowl of the appam mixture. 
  6. Swirl the chatti till it spreads to the sides and some settles in the middle. 
  7. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 minutes 
  8. Appam is cooked on one side only. 
This can be served with stew, duck curry, beef or with chicken. 

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