Thursday, November 27, 2014

Instant Nei Appam Recipe - Easy Nei Appam for Karthigai Deepam

Instant Nei Appam Recipe
This Nei Appam Recipe is instant and very easy to make unlike the traditional version.I can confidently say that this is one the best sweet appams I've tried so far, loved it so much.

This Nei Appam is also called as Karthigai appam / Sweet Appam. I tried this nei appam yesterday and trust me I loved it so much that I finished half of it in no time...I am sure I am gonna make it often when I crave for something sweet to eat.This neiappam stays soft even after few hrs of resting time cool right?! So what are you waiting for do try this sweet appam for Karthigai Deepam and let me know how you liked it :)

Instant Nei Appam Recipe

Instant Nei Appam Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : around 11
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup
Rice Flour - 1/3 cup
Fine Rava - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup(for jaggery syrup) + as reqd
Cooking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Elachi powder - a generous pinch
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Melted Ghee / Oil - as required to fry


  1. Add 1/2 cup of water to jaggery and heat it up until it nicely bubbles and is thick more like honey in consistency. Strain to remove impurities and set the jaggery syrup aside.
    How to make neiappam - Step1
  2. Take rava,wheat flour and rice flour in a mixing bowl and whisk it well.Now add the jaggery syrup and mix well without any lumps.How to make neiappam - Step2
  3. Now add water little by little to form a slightly runny batter more like our dosa batter in consistency.Then add grated coconut and cardamom powder mix well and set aside.When you are ready to make the appams add baking soda and mix it well.How to make neiappam - Step3
  4. The consistency should be slightly thicker than our dosa batter consistency so adjust water accordingly.Heat paniyaram pan, add 1/2 tsp of oil / ghee in each hole of the paniyaram pan, add a laddle full of the batter in each hole.Cook covered for 2-3mins.How to make neiappam  - Step4
  5. Turn over to other side and cook for 3mins until its dark brown.Carefully transfer the paniyarams to a plate and serve hot.How to make neiappam - Step5
Serve as a teatime snack or for breakfast.Instant Nei Appam Recipe

My Notes:

  • The batter should not too too runny or too thick so always while grinding don't add more water add water just enough for the mixie to run without getting stuck.
  • Nei appam should be slightly on the darker shade so keep in low medium flame and fry till reddish brown.
  • You can add coconut pieces for the crunch.
  • I always use filtered jaggery syrup to remove impurities.
  • I added half ghee and half of gingelly oil.You can fry fully in ghee too.
  • Salt is added just to lift the sweetness.
  • If you add more ghee / oil the appams will be evenly fried.If you are hesitant add gingelly oil to fry.As you can see I just greased each hole.
  • If you don't have paniyaram pan then make the batter a bit thick and using a deep curved laddle drop the batter in oil and deep fry it.But make only one at a time.
Instant Nei Appam Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. இன்றே செய்து பார்த்து விடுகிறேன்.. நன்றி

  2. Yummy appams. looks gorgeous with the plaintain leaf and deepams. :)

  3. Awesome appam easy to make..

  4. I will definitely do this for Karthigai. Looks very yummy!

  5. Super appams.... your photograph is really tempting... oru valai illaiyai kuda ivalavu azhagha cut panni decorate pannara idea - romba nalla irukku. Colourful deepams, andha thamaripoo.... oru kolam mattum missing..... oru photo-leyee karthigai pandigai moodu create panniteenga.... romba arumaiya irrukku., Nandri and Thank you. Small doubt - fine rava means chiroti rava/ Upma white rava?

    1. Thank you so much, your comment made my day!! :) It is upma rava....

  6. Looks perfect..can I skip baking soda?

    1. Bakind Soda is a must for this recipe....If you skip then it will make the appams harder

  7. Just made them.. They are so nice and my kids are loving it especially my 2 yr old :)

  8. I am planning to make this for my husband's office pot luck. Will it stay soft overnight or should I do the batter in the previous night and make the appam in the morning. I absolutely love your recipes and I always follow them whenever I cook. Thank you so much.

    1. You can do the batter overnight and next day morning you can make the appams....But add cooking soda only few mins before making the appams

  9. Dear Sharmi,
    Your recipe saved my face a thousand times over today. Today MIL insisted I make appams on occasion of poonal-changing festival for us rigveda followers and with previous attempts at using appam-kuli pan failing miserably, I was stressed a lot but ur recipe turned out wonderful and got me compliments too! Thanks again :)
    - S


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