Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Instant Wheat Flour Appam Recipe-Sweet Godhumai Appam

Instant wheat flour appams are so easy to make and also was very soft and spongy. I have long time back posted the traditional nei appam recipe which involves soaking rice, grinding etc. To make this appam, all you need is just 15-20 minutes of your time. Just mix all the ingredients and start making appams. Today we will learn how to make instant wheat flour appams following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Wheat Flour Appam-Godhumai Appam

Instant Wheat Appam-Godhumai Appam

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 10 Soft Appams
 Recipe CategoryDessert/festival recipes
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Wheat flour – 1/2 cup
   Banana – 1 small size
   Jaggery – 1/3 cup
   Rice flour – 2 tsp
   Cooking soda – a pinch
   Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
   Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
   Salt - a pinch
   Ghee/clarified butter -1 1/2 -2 tbsp

   Paniyaram pan


Dissolve jaggery in very less water, filter it and keep it aside to cool.

Keep all the ingredients ready.

ingredients for making wheat appam


In a bowl, mix together wheat flour, mashed banana, rice flour, cooking soda, cardamom powder, salt and grated coconut.

Add jaggery water and mix well.

appam with banana

Add more water and mix well to form a lump free batter. The consistency of the batter should be that of idli batter consistency.

Heat a paniyaram pan, add 1/2 tsp ghee in all the holes.

wheat appam batter

Then fill the holes with the prepared batter. Reduce the heat and cook covered.

godhumai appam

When the corners start to loosen, flip it over to the other side with a skewer.

Cook uncovered until golden brown. Insert a toothpick in the center of the appam, if it comes out clean, the appam is cooked.

how to make wheat flour appam

Enjoy making these delicious soft and spongy appams for Krishna Jayanthi or even Vinayagar Chaturthi.

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  1. Hi Padhu,
    Thanks for posting instant appam recipe.
    Looks very nice.
    But I have a small doubt here.
    For Neivedyam, we do not use cooking soda though you have recommended only a pinch.
    Please advise if appam can be done by this method without soda as for neivedyam we will not normally use soda.
    Since Gokulashtami is very close, wanted to have your feedback.

    1. You can do this without cooking soda also. The banana will give the softness needed. Mine was very soft and spongy.

  2. Thanks so much Padhu for the prompt response.
    This is a much easier method than washing rice, soaking it, grinding it, etc.
    Thanks again,

  3. Hi Padhu, I am a great fan of your website. I love all the receipes that you make and try most of them. Just a suggestion from me, Why don't you publish a receipe book with these receipes. I am sure there will be more users who can benefit with the same, like those who don't get net accessibility.

  4. Hi Padhu
    Tried this wheat appam for Krishna Jayanthi and it came out really well. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Everytime i have to look up a recipe i come here. Your site is a one stop solution for all cooking queries.Thank you and great going

  6. Dear Padhu, can the appams be deep fried in a normal pan like frying Vadas.

    1. Yes, you can deep fry as vadas . Check out my sweet appam where I have deep fried in a normal frying pan.

  7. Hi padhu. I plan to make these appams for neivedyam today for kartigai deepam. But don't have banana. Is it okay without that and of course we don't use cooking soda. Please advice

    1. You cannot omit banana as it is banana which gives softness to this appam. I have another traditional neyyappam. Check that also Neyyappam with jaggery

  8. Hi padu! Just finished making appams for today's karthigai Deepam following your recipe. They look very nice. Will Update about the taste after neivedhyam is over. Am sure it will be good. Thank you

  9. Replies
    1. Rice flour gives crispness. You can skip if you do not want to add.

  10. Tried it...came out very well..Thanks

  11. Can I prepare the batter today and refrigerate it. So that will prepare appam fresh tomorrow.

  12. If I do not add bananas only soda will it remain soft till the next day

    1. Banana and soda gives softness to the appam. Do not omit banana as it gives a nice taste to the appams.

  13. I dont have paniyarem pan, can i use idly thatu and keep in idly cooker?

    1. No, you cannot use idli plate for this but you can fry directly in the oil as I have done for my sweet appam recipe.Check my
      sweet appam recipe.

  14. Simple and yummy for krishna jayanthi I am going to try instead of rice soaked appam

  15. Very interesting, going to try these today.. Thank q

  16. Hi Padhu,

    I do not have jaggery. Can I use Sugar instead?

  17. Txs.padhu for all wonderfully.tasty recipe I tried appam today it was yummy

  18. I just love it recipes ..kudos padhu

  19. I tried this now... Its tasty and very soft...

  20. I tried this recipe. Inside of the apam was not cooked properly it was like alwa inside, outer layer was cooked perfectly..I kept it in low flame n cooked.and inserted a toothpick to check.. It came out clean. it's kind of sticky not on like regular rice paniyarams that we make. Can you suggest on wat needs to be done

    1. This appam comes out very well. The consistency of the batter is important. It should not be too thick nor too thin. A small banana is enough for this. I am not sure where you went wrong.

  21. Hi Padhu,

    I tried this yesterday and it came out very well. Soft and spongy.One doubt, Can this be cooked in Oil instead of ghee?


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