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August 28, 2014

Sweet Appam Recipe With Wheat Flour - Instant Wheat flour appam with banana

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 Sweet appam recipe

Usually we make instant sweet appam with wheat flour / godhumai maavu inippu appam / wheat appam with banana for Ganesh Chaturthi, Gokulashtami, Diwali and Karthigai deepam. It can be made with or without paniyaram pan. Being a calorie conscious women, I always make sweet appam in paniyaram pan to reduce oil consumption. But yesterday I purposefully tried this deep fried version to post in my blog. I made it with wheat flour, banana and jaggery asking the recipe from my MIL. It was awesome. I couldn’t resist myself stopping with one or two.

My MIL usually make this instant appam using maida, banana and sugar for our guests as evening snacks. It comes out super soft, spongy and fluffy. We make this instant wheat flour appam on Ganesh chaturthi evening and offer Lord Ganesh. If you have the practice of offering appam for Vinayagar chaturthi, do try this one. U will love its softness and taste. Ok, lets see how to make this sweet appam recipe using wheat flour, banana and jaggery with step by step pictures and video ! I have shown 2 methods in video - Deep fried appam without paniyaram pan and appam in paniyaram pan.

sweet appam with wheat flour

Wheat flour appam recipe

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

1 cup - 250ml
  • Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Fully Ripe banana - 1 no ( You can use yelakki/poovazhai or rasthali banana)
  • Grated jaggery - 1/2 cup ( add 2 tbsp for more sweetness)
  • Rice flour - 1.5 tbsp
  • Cooking soda - a big 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 and 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 or two 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 inside. So keep the oil at right heating point. First check with a drop of batter and proceed further. Pour a small ladle of batter and splash the oil over the top of appam while it cooks.
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.
  • You can also make this appam using paniyaram pan to use less oil. Please watch the video. I have shown in detail.

    Sweet appam is ready to serve.Enjoy !

  • For variations,u can add maida and sugar instead of wheat flour and 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.  Sometimes appam disintegrates in oil if Soda goes more. 
  • Banana gives a super soft, spongy texture to the appam. Never skip it.
  • It stays soft and good for hours. So yoou can make them in advance too.

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

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Motions and Emotions said...

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

Anonymous said...

lovely sweet treat :)

OmKeerthi said...

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

great-secret-of-life said...

looks so yum Love it........

Chitra said...

Thanks for mentioning.Added now :)

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious snacks, love to munch some rite now.

Shri said...

Greetings on Ganesh Chathurthi- we call these Cheeda.

Anonymous said...

Love your last pic Chitra:-) yummy Appam

Shama Nagarajan said...

super delicious..

Unknown said...

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

Chitra said...

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