Neyyappam

by SheebaMuhammed
Neyyappam
Soft and crispy Neyyappam is a delicious rice fritter usually fried in specifically designed cups. Neyyappam has its origin in Kerala and the name is derived from words ‘neyy’ meaning ghee and ‘appam’ meaning pancake. Neyyappam is a traditional sweet prepared from rice flour, jaggery and ghee. For health reasons ghee is scantily used nowadays but the authentic flavor is retained. Kids love neyyappam and the delicious sweet is offered as prasadams in certain temples. You can discover a well detailed Neyyappam here that can be easily prepared at home.
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Neyyappam
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. For preparing Neyyappam, first grind together rice flour/rava and the cardomom cloves into a very thick paste.
  2. Add the powdered jaggery and grind again. When you grind the jaggery, do not add water. The jaggery will melt on its own.
  3. Add ghee and maida/milk powder.
  4. Coconut can be added optionally. Mix well into a thick batter.
  5. Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  6. With a sunken ladle, pour small quantities into the oil(the size of a cookie) and deep fry Neyyappam to a rich dark brown colour.
  7. Hints: Adding milk powder/maida helps thicken the dough and gives additional softness to the appams.
  8. Appams are usually deep-fried in ghee. Hence the name Neyyappam. Such appams are very fatty and so to produce the same taste as ghee-fried appams, 3 tsp of ghee are added to the dough before frying.
  9. Appams are usually made in a deep bottomed vessel called the "appa-karai" which has specifically designed cups for making such appams. In the absence of such a vessel, make sure that the dough is very thick, so that it does not run when poured into the pan for deep frying.
  10. ***Note : Alternatively, you can use rava/sooji instead of rice flour. It will not only give the desired thickness to the dough but also not alter the taste in the least.
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20 comments

curryadmin
July 19, 2007 - 12:00 am

pls tell the amt of water to be added
i tried it (with the rava and added water)but the dough splitted out fully

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curryadmin
April 9, 2008 - 12:00 am

Hi I tried this as it said with out any water,but dint comeout as a batter, so I added little water, but it dint turn out well, can some one please let me know, whether to or not to add water?

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curryadmin
February 25, 2006 - 12:00 am

What a Neyyappam

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curryadmin
September 24, 2006 - 12:00 am

First time I am trying something from net and it turned out really good.My husband and my 2 year old son liked it very much.Thanx for the recipe…simple and tasty….

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curryadmin
November 6, 2006 - 12:00 am

This receipe is very very good. I made it twice and it came out very well. Sheeba please send some more receipe`s. God bless you.

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curryadmin
April 13, 2007 - 12:00 am

Great recipe.Thanx

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curryadmin
May 12, 2007 - 12:00 am

I just read the receipe….looks very gud…going to try it 2morrow…in the receipe there is nothing said abt the amount of water to be added. Do you add water or not???

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curryadmin
February 20, 2004 - 12:00 am

`Entha neyyyappathinte ruchi` Wow!!

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curryadmin
April 13, 2009 - 11:30 pm

It will be rich if you could add mashed banana too..:)

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curryadmin
February 26, 2008 - 12:00 am

very good i tried this and i got a good feedback from many people so dont let this down

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curryadmin
September 26, 2007 - 12:00 am

I tried this recipe last week with rice powder (rice soaked overnight and ground in the morning) and added some maid as well as rava. It came out really well, very soft. Thanks for the recipe

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curryadmin
July 20, 2004 - 12:00 am

I have tried this recipe a lot of times and it has never let me down.Thanks a lot

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curryadmin
October 13, 2004 - 12:00 am

Wow..I never thought making Neyyappam was so easy..I tried it yesterday and came out yummy..Now, I`m planning to make it again on day after tomorrow for a party!Thanks Sheeba.

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curryadmin
October 22, 2004 - 12:00 am

it was soooooooooo good that i am not getting any words……….thanku so much

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curryadmin
March 21, 2005 - 12:00 am

adipoli….super

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curryadmin
August 2, 2005 - 12:00 am

The best recipe for neyyappam! Adipoli!!

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curryadmin
November 5, 2005 - 12:00 am

valare nannayirunnu.

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curryadmin
November 30, 2005 - 12:00 am

it was very gooooooooooood.entha ruchiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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curryadmin
May 2, 2006 - 12:00 am

This is instant Neyappam. My Husband loves this. Have never thought making Neyappam was this easy. Thanx for this receipe.

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curryadmin
July 3, 2006 - 12:00 am

Hello Sheeba,
thanks a million for this easy recipe. all my family members, even my grandfather liked it. Merci ikhteer, ya habibthi (thank you very much, my dear)

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