Nei Appam Recipe - Ghee Appam Recipe

Nei Appam Recipe

This Nei Appam Recipe is a authentic one made for Karthigai Deepam. Karthigai Deepam is one of the few festivals I look forward each year. Lighting diyas and collecting new ones each year has always been special to me.Now clicking each diya has also been added to the list :) Last year I posted pori urundai and this year when I googled, I found neiappam from Shanthijis space and here is the recipe for it with stepwise pictures.Now lets get on to learn how to make nei appam recipe.


Nei Appam Recipe - Ingredients

Nei Appam Recipe
Preparation Time : 3 hrs | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : around 15
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Reference: Shanthis Thaligai

Raw rice - 1 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Rice Flour - 1 tbsp (optional)
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Elachi powder - a generous pinch
Coconut grated - 1 tbsp (optional)
Melted Ghee / Oil - for deep frying


  1. Mix jaggery with water and heat it up for few mins until it is slightly thick(no consistency needs to be checked).
    How to make neiappam - Step1
  2. Strain the syrup to remove impurities, collect it in a bowl.Heat it up and cook for few mins to make the syrup thick like honey in consistency.
    How to make neiappam - Step2
  3. Soak rice in water for atleast 3 hours. Drain water and grind rice with very little water to a fine paste preferable in grinder because it minimizes water.Now add this jaggery syrup to the rice paste. How to make neiappam - Step3
  4. Keep mixing to make a flowing slightly runny batter.
    How to make neiappam - Step4
  5. Add elachi powder, coconut,baking soda and mix well. If you dont want to add baking soda skip it and Set the batter aside for another 2 hours for fermentation.Then heat paniyaram pan , add a tsp of ghee / oil in each hole.
    How to make neiappam - Step4
  6.  Pour a spoon full of the batter in each hole.Cook covered for a minute.
    How to make neiappam - Step4
  7. When cooked on one side , carefully flip to other side - add oil / ghee if required.Cook until both sides are golden brown.Remove and serve hot!
    How to make neiappam - Step4
Serve hot!! The aroma of ghee with the appams is special about this neiappams.
How to make neiappam

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Nei Appam Recipe

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