NMOT: Nam Mane Oota Tindi


Appam is Kerala’s most admired food. This is most popular Kerala breakfast served along with vegetable stew. Appam has a crispy sides with an airy, fluffy centre.

  1. Rinse both varieties of rice & urad dal for a couple of times.
  2. Soak, both rice & urad dal for 4-5 hours.
  3. Drain water from the rice & urad dal. Grind soaked rice & urad dal along with grated coconut until smooth batter.
  4. Remove batter into a large container, cover and keep it in a warm place to ferment for about 8 hrs or overnight.
  5. Next morning add sugar, salt & baking soda to batter. Mix well.
Making Appam
  1. Heat the appam pan in medium flame, drizzle few drops of oil & spread it over evenly.
  2. Pour a ladleful of batter and swirl the pan. It should be slightly thick in the centre, thin & lacy over sides.
  3. Cover & cook until sides are slightly brown. Remove it with the help of spatula.
  4. Prepare appams with the rest of the batter.
  5. Serve the appams with vegetable stew or sweetened coconut milk.

Nam Mane Oota Tindi

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