Nei Appam

Makes: 14 pieces


Rice flour – ¼ cup

Wheat flour - ¼ cup

Jaggery – ½ cup

Elaichi powder – ¼ teaspoon

Grated coconut - ¼ cup (loosely packed)

Salt - a pinch

Water - ¼ to ½ cup

Baking soda - ¼ teaspoon

Ghee - 7 to 10 teaspoons


  1. To a big bowl add in rice flour, wheat flour, rava, powdered jaggery elaichi powder & grated coconut, mix well without lumps.
  2. Add water little by little to make like an idli batter (batter to be thick but pourable).
  3. Heat kuzhi paniyaram plate.
  4. Add the baking soda & mix well just before pouring the batter onto the plate.
  5. Add ½ teaspoon of ghee to each kuzhi (hole).
  6. Pour batter onto each space, keep closed for a minute or two in low flame.
  7. Turn around and cook for a minute or two again.