Nei Appam Recipe | Kulli Appam Recipe

nei appam recipe

Nei appam recipe / Kuli appam recipe is a traditional sweet made from rice, jaggery, cardamom, coconut and ghee. In this nei appam recipe, I have used mashed banana which gives softness and a nice taste to the appam.This nei appam is a easy sweet recipe prepared during festival occasions like karthigai deepam, onam and krishna jayanthi. This kuli appam recipe was soft and delicious and we loved it very much. So do try this nei appam recipe and enjoy :-):-)

Happy Karthigai Deepam !!!!!


Preparation Time : 1 Hr
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Makes : 11 Appam


  • 1/2 Cup of Rice Flour
  • 1/2 – 3/4 Cup of Jaggery
  • 2 Tbsp of Grated Coconut
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 1 Banana (Puvanpalam)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Baking Soda (optional)
  • Ghee/Oil as Needed


  • Peel the banana, grind it to a smooth paste along with cardamom in a mixie(blender).
  • In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, salt, mashed banana and coconut
  • Heat 1/4 cup of water in a pan, add the jaggery to it. Mix well until the jaggery melts completely. Filter this in a strainer to remove the dirt. Pour this into a rice mixture. Add enough water and mix well until you get smooth batter consistency, little thicker than dosa batter.
  • Keep the batter untouched for 30 – 60 mins. After 1 hr, add baking soda, mix well.
  • Heat ghee / oil in a paniyaram pan, pour spoonful of batter into each hole of the pan. Fry until it turns golden brown color on one side, flip it to other side and cook for few mins.
  • Fluffy, soft appam is ready to serve.


  • You can deep fry the sweet appam in oil or ghee.
  • You can use maida or wheat flour in place of rice flour.
  • Banana gives soft texture to the appam.
  • You can even add coconut bits instead of grated coconut.
  • You can grind jaggery along with banana.
  • If you don’t want banana, just skip it.
  • Baking soda gives softness to appam.

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14 comments to this article

  1. Maha Gadde

    on November 18, 2013 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Cool clicks n nice tempting appam…

  2. Navaneetham Krishnan

    on November 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    It’s awesome. I just love the scent of ghee but try to control using too much of it. Bananas are another fav, so both together is definitely floating me up there.

  3. Yes Cook

    on November 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nithya Naveen

    on November 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Tempting and delicious appam.. These cuties would have tasted yummy with the addition of banana

  5. Meena Kumar

    on November 19, 2013 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Looks so yummy Gayathri..ages since I made appam…

  6. Maha Gadde

    on November 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    nice cliks n tempting appam..:)

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