Sweet Rice (Inippu Arisi) Appam

by Kamala on August 21, 2011


Sweet_Rice_Inippu_Arisi_Appam_1Sweet Appam is a simple and delicious snack prepared during many festivals. Sweet Appam can be prepared with rice/wheat/maida as the main ingredient. It can be deep fried or cooked in a pan used to make kuzhi paniyaram.  There is difference between Appam (அப்பம்) and Aappam (ஆப்பம்), though many people simply write in English as Appam for both.

Here I have prepared deep fried Sweet Rice (Inippu Arisi) Appam – (இனிப்பு அரிசி அப்பம்) with rice as the the main ingredient.


  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Jaggery (roughly chopped) – half cup
  • All purpose flour or maida – 1 tablespoon
  • Ripe banana (small) – 1 no
  • Grated coconut – 1 tablespoon
  • Cardamom  – 3 no
  • Salt – pinch
  • Ghee – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – for deep frying



  • Soak raw rice for one hour; drain and grind in a mixer-grinder (with cardamom) for few seconds to powder it coarsely like rava.

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  • Add jaggery, salt, coconut and grind for few seconds (if needed add little water).

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  • Peel banana and cut into pieces; add banana pieces and grind for few seconds; transfer this to a bowl.

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  • Now add maida, ghee and mix well to form a thick batter so that it can be taken in small quantity easily with a spoon or fingers.

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  • Heat oil in a pan; take small amount of batter with spoon or fingers and deep fry in moderate heat.

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  • Now Sweet Rice (Inippu Arisi) Appam is ready.


  • Here is the cutaway section of a Sweet Rice (Inippu Arisi) Appam.



  • Too thin batter may absorb more oil. Too thick batter may not cook well inside/outside and the appam may be hard.
  • A pinch of cooking soda may also be added in the batter to make soft appam (I generally avoid using cooking soda).
  • Quantity of jaggery may be varied to suit your choice.

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