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August 28, 2014

Sweet Appam Recipe Using Wheat Flour

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Usually we make sweet appam for Ganesh Chaturthi & Karthigai deepam.Being a calorie conscious women,i always make appam in Paniyaram pan to reduce oil consumption. But yesterday i purposefully tried this deep fried version to post it here.I made it with wheat flour and jaggery asking the recipe from my MIL.It was awesome. I couldn’t resist myself stopping with one or twoTongue.My MIL usually make this appam using maida,banana and sugar for our guests as evening snacks.It comes out super soft,spongy & fluffy. Soon i will share that version here.We make this wheat flour appam on Ganesh chaturthi evening and offer Lord Ganesh.If u have the practice of offering appam for Vinayagar chaturthi,do try this one.U will love its softness & taste.Ok,lets see how to make this sweet appam recipe using wheat flour & jaggery.
Sweet appam recipe

Sweet appam recipe

Sweet appam recipe Sweet appam recipe using wheat flour & jaggery for Ganesh chaturthi and Karthigai deepam
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 7 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
  • Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
  • Fully Ripe banana - 1/2 no ( use 1 no if  very small in size.Use yelakki/poovazhai or rasthali banana)
  • Grated jaggery - 1/4 cup ( add 2 tbsp for more sweet)
  • Rice flour - 1 tsp
  • Cooking soda - a small pinch
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cardamom seeds - 2 no ( crushed)
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
  • Water - as needed

  • In a wide bowl,take all the ingredients except oil & water.Mash the ripen banana and add to the flour.Add the required water and make a thick batter.The consistency of batter should be like thick idli batter. It should be pourable.
sweet appam 2
  • Heat oil for deep frying.Use less oil to get a nice round shape.Take a small curved ladle and pour a ladleful full of batter.Make one at a time.Appam should rise slowly from the bottom to top.This is the correct heating point.It helps the appam to cook evenly.If the oil is very hot,appam will brown outside and it doesn’t get cooked internally.So keep the oil at right heating point.First check with a drop of batter and proceed further.
sweet appam 3
  • As soon as the color of appam turns golden brown,flip it and cook the other side till golden brown.Remove & drain in a tissue paper.

    Sweet appam is ready to serve.Enjoy !

  • For variations,u can add maida & sugar instead of wheat flour & jaggery.
  • U can also make spicy version by adding finely chopped onions,ginger,curry leaves,coriander leaves & green chillies along with hing.It tastes great. 
  • Do not add more cooking soda.Less than a pinch would be enough.Adding more soda makes the appam absorb more oil. 
  • Banana gives a super soft,spongy texture to the appam.Never skip it.
  • It stays soft and good for hours.So u can make them in advance too.

Make this super soft and delicious appam & offer GOD !
Here is the appam after a bite by me Winking smile
sweet appam bite

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  1. we can forget about calories if we get sweet treats like this...visit my space too

  2. U forgot the jaggery in the ingredients section... How much jaggery do we need to use?

  3. Delicious snacks, love to munch some rite now.

  4. Greetings on Ganesh Chathurthi- we call these Cheeda.


  5. which kinda Banana's do we use?? Pachai vazhapazham.. or any variety?

  6. You can use fully ripe rasthali or poovazhai.Use one banana if its very small in size.


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