Appam for karthikai- low fat

Karthikai deepam is celebrated by hindu Tamilians in the karthikai month of Tamil calender. If you are interested , you can read about it here.

Lot of sweets and savories are made on this day. It includes ladoos made of puffed rice and jaggery called karthikai pori(a special kind of puffed flaked rice).

I did not have this rice. So I made appams for the festival. Traditionally the appams are deep fried. But I made them on the kuzhipaniyaaram pan . So this one can be consumed without any guilt.I took the idea from laavanya as I have seen her trying out so many dishes with the paniyaaram pan. My one year old loved the appams.

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Appam for karthikai- low fat Yum
Course snack
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course snack
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Soak the rice for 2 hours. Drain the water and grind it to a smooth paste. Now add banana,jaggery,grated coconut and cardamom powder and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Leave the batter for a couple of hours.This resting time is important for soft appams. Now coat the paniyaaram pan with very little ghee. Add the batter in the pan. After a few minutes, flip them and cook on the other side. Remove from the pan.
Recipe Notes

I am sending them to srilekha's Efm- sweet event.

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  1. Sowmya, appam looks great, enjoyed your explanations too.

  2. These look so yummy! One of my friends used to bring this to office. It used to be finished in no time.

  3. delicious appams and the second pic is very nice!

  4. srikars kitchen

    looks delicious… nice entry…

  5. wow the appam sounds divine and love your puja thali

  6. I heard about this festival just yesterday from my friend. Deco looks gr8. Appam looks yummy.

  7. Nice Sowmya, I also want to prepare “appams” but first thing I need to do is buy the pan! But urs were looking delicious.:)

  8. Nice Sowmya !!

  9. Appom looks so yumm.
    Next time thee is a festival i am comming over to eat all the goodies 🙂

  10. such a lovely brown colour the appams have.. love the picture of the vilakku and the arrangement:-)

  11. I love this and make it the exact same way.. the colour on yours is perfect.

  12. I see a lot of dishes made in kuzhi appam pan these days. What a great way to not fry these beauties. Perfect.

  13. As we don’t eat sweet much I made the little halwa and kesari yest. The appam looks fluffy and beautiful Somy , hope u had a nice day!

  14. Appam looks great.. I love appam but dont have Appam pan…After watching this pic I am craving to taste them … i will buy appam pan very soon…btw thanks for sharing 🙂


  15. Mahimaa's kitchen

    those are cute looking appams. kuzipaniyaram pan rocks 🙂

  16. Wow ! Yummy appams. My mom makes these too for karthikai month. Never knew the recipe. Thanks for posting it. Will definetly try 🙂

  17. Appam looks soft n fluffy…delicious n Happy Karthigai Sowmya..

  18. I never have these things before…

  19. For a sec, I thought these were puri. Reading ahead I realized I have never eaten these before. Looks awefully tempting.

  20. The appams look delicious Sowmya, hope you had a good Karthigai !

  21. so festive feeling! looks so good and delicious Sowmya!

  22. Love Appam..Dont have a Pan here… and everytime I see an Appam in the blogs I drooool!

  23. rekhas kitchen

    nice appams looks so tempting

  24. Nice appams and karthigai vellakku looks beautiful too:)

  25. hey sowmya…i tagged u for the Breadline Africa bakeoff at

    hope u dont mind

    its not compulsory.. if its too much of a trouble u can skip it..:)

  26. Beautiful appams, Sowmya! Hope you had a great Karthigai Deepam. 🙂

  27. The appams look perfect Sowmi and the lamps are beautiful.

  28. yummy appam….my mom used to prepare it for karthigai….i love them…

  29. It is so so long ago that I ate these. I was in school and through a friend in school I also got to taste them a couple of times. I always found them heavenly.
    I would love to make them.

  30. The appam looks fluffy and beautiful and delicious and I know it will be very testy, though I have not eat it before.


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