Appam is a traditional South Indian pancake. The soft, fluffy Appams are made from raw rice, grated coconut and coconut milk. A batter is made from these ingredients which is fermented for 10-12 hours. Active yeast is added for fermentation.
The appam batter is poured into a special pan or kadhai. A spoonful of batter is spread in the pan or kadhai, it is then covered and cooked till soft and spongy. Appam has crispy edges and a soft and fluffy centre. It is served with veg curries, veg stews, non-veg curries and chutney.