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Achappam ( A sweet & Crunchy Snack of Kerala )

Posted Nov 23 2009 10:00pm


A sweet & crunchy snack of Kerala

Recipe Credit - Thangam E Philip, Modern Cookery Vol 1

1 st Recipe


910 g raw rice
4 eggs
200 ml thick coconut milk
450 g sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Coconut oil for frying ( about 750 ml - 1 litre )
Achappam Mould


Beat eggs and set aside.

Wash and soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hours. Drain well ( till nearly dry ) and powder. Sieve through a fine sieve.

Mix together rice flour, beaten egg, sugar, salt and coconut milk to prepare a medium batter ( like pancake ).

Heat oil. Then heat mould in oil. Dip mould in batter and keep straight away into hot oil.

As achappam form they will separate from mould. Fry till golden brown and drain on paper. Repeat the same process till the batter is used up. Store in an airtight container.

2 nd Recipe( Credit - MsLilly Babu Jose, Cochin )

?Ingredients ?

Rice powder (nicely powdered)- 1/2 kg ?
Egg- 2
?Sugar- 2 tbsp
?Coconut milk- from one coconut ( 200 ml thick coconut milk )
?Sesame seeds- 2 tsp
?Salt- to taste
?Oil- for frying


Mix the rice powder with coconut milk, sugar, beaten eggs, sesame seeds. Keep the mould of achappam in boiling oil. When the mould got red hot, immerse 3/4 th of the mould in the above paste and immediately place in the boiling oil. After for few seconds and strike the handle, the achappam separates from the mould. Fry to a golden colour. Drain and keep it in an air tight vessel when cold.

Achappam available at

Hot Chips, New Kerala Hot Chips, Ganga Sweets & Kaanchi Bakery - Chennai

Achappam Mould available in Chennai

Santosh Super Market, Anna Nagar
Hindustan Home Needs - Mogappair
Ratna Stores - PondyBazar
Saravana Stores - Ranganathan Street , West Mambalam
Amara Stores - Amjikkarai

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