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Rava Appam

Rava Appam is a crispy, delicious sweet appam version made by simmering sooji, wheat flour, maida batter in special mold. Rava Appam is simple and quick to make at home and for treating sudden visitors. How to make Rava Appam is described in this post with step by step pictures.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings10 appams
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1/2 cup fine rava
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup maida
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut grated
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/8 tsp cooking soda - 1/8 tsp
  • a tiny pinch salt
  • water as needed
  • oil to deep fry


  • Take rava in a mixing bowl, add water till immersing level, water should not float. Set aside for an hr. This time is very essential for a crispy and layered Rava sweet appam.
  • After an hr add wheat flour and maida, then sugar to rava mixture.
  • Add water to it and mix well to form a thickish batter, more like idli batter consistency.
  • Add coconut, cardamom powder, baking soda and salt , mix well.
  • Heat oil - spoon the batter and add it to the kadai.Use a deep curved laddle / spoon to get round shaped appams. Do not crowd , it will puff up well.
  • Cook on both sides till golden brown. Drain in tissue paper.
  • Serve the Rava sweet appam hot / warm to enjoy the flavor!


  • I made small appams to fit in my kadai.
  • Adding wheat flour is optional.
    You can add maida instead.
  • After adding baking soda,do not let it rest.
    Make the appams at once.
  • If you want to cut down oil,then make it in paniyaram pan.
  • Alternatively you can make in paniyaram pan too instead of deep frying.
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