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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ela Appam

When amma used to make this during childhood days I used to say "Oh I don't like this". But now in this desert land I'm yearning to get the odour of steamed appams, rice packed in banana leaves. That is when I realize that these things holds us lot closer to nature and relations. Here in the filling I used ripe banana too. My husband likes it. It is more sweet this way and filling too. Have it as a snack or for breakfast.

You need
  • Raw rice flour - 1 cup
  • Boiling water - 3/4 cup + (1/4 cup) 
  • Ripe banana - 1 
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Banana leaves
  • Salt to taste

  • Boil water with salt and oil
  • By this time chop banana and mix together with grated coconut and sugar. This is your filling
  • Put the rice flour in a deep bowl.
  • Pour 3/4 cup of boiling water into this. Mix the flour and water well using a wooden spoon. 
  • If you need more water add little by little until you get a tough dough
  • Divide the dough into small lemon size balls
  • Clean the banana leaves and cut it into small squares
  • Place each ball in a banana leaf and press dough to the leaf until you get a thin circle
  • Put a scoop of the filling onto one half of the circle
  • Fold the leaf to form a semicircle (the other half of the circle falls over the filling. You'll get a semicircle)
  • Repeat the process for the other balls
  • Put the banana leaves with appam in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes


  1. like the stuffing.. very delicious..

  2. lovely presentaion and yummy preparation!!

  3. ma favourite... look so inviting!!! want to have it now :)

  4. I so love this one.. yumm...

  5. Hi Reshmi ,

    Really mouth watering :)))

    Can't control:))

    Keep on Dear ...

  6. stuffed appam, really delicious dish. Very appropriate for breakfast.

  7. My favorite,delicious filling..

  8. The pictures of that peep is wonderful Reshmi..I am a sucker of this.

  9. I too make the similar filling,with bananas but I usually mash the bananas..yummy ela appam!!!

    Ongoing Events of Erivum Puliyum @ Palakkad Chamayal-Fenugreek Leaves OR Green Chillies

  10. Looks very delicious

  11. Very delicious, shud love to try this time..

  12. That looks absolutely delicious!

  13. Appam looks very tempting and delicious. Please collect your award ""

  14. i love these ela appams, was a childhood fav, even now :)

  15. I have had this with jackfruit filling. Absolutely delicious. It was at my best friends house and it was only my good manners that I could stop at three.

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