Nei Appam – Sweet rice based fritter

Nei Appam as it name stands is nothing but rice pancake fried in clarified butter (ghee). Also called as Unni Appam (for its small round shape). It is a very traditional dish from the state of Kerala in India and is also very popular in Tamil Nadu (India) and Sri Lanka.

A very delicious sweet snack and I can assure you it is very difficult to stop with one. Appam is generally made during festive occasions. It requires a special pan to get its round shape. The batter can also be cooked in a flat or curved pan if shape is not an issue. The recipe has very simple ingredients and easy to make.

There are variations to this recipe by adding banana. But I prefer this one to it. Hope you enjoy making it as well.

Please find the video recipe below: