Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Neyyappam – Rice Pancake

Neyyappam is another type of Indian pancake (sweet) which is made in Kerala. I had a neighbour called Aartee who is a wonderful cook. She make this sweet often especially for her two year old kid, Arya. Whenever she made neyyappam she used to give me some because I am a big fan of it. Now that she moved to Miami, I miss it. Finally, I got the recipe from her and started doing this delicious appams. Here you go…

This is my entry for Kids food event which is conducted by vanamala of


  • Rice flour – 1 1/4 cup
  • Banana – 2
  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Coconut – 3 tbsp
  • whole cashew nuts – a handful
  • Raisins – a handful
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Ghee – to fry

Method of preparation:

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of water in a pan, add jaggery to it and allow it to boil
  2. In between, mash the bananas and mix with rice flour
  3. Once the jaggery starts boiling add coconut and ground cardamom to it
  4. After it starts thickening, remove from heat and keep it aside
  5. Add raisins and broken cashews to the rice flour, combine it and then the jaggery when it come down to room temperature
  6. Mix it well with your hands to avoid clinging of flour
  7. Heat the paniyara kadai and fill it with ghee (1/2 tsp in each) and add a tbsp of batter in each pot
  8. Turn both the sides and fry
  9. The first set of paniyarams may give you burnt look and smell. To avoid this use more ghee (3/4 tsp) only for the first set of paniyarams and cook at medium or less than medium heat
  10. Cook the remaining set of paniyarams following the procedure

ney mixney6ney 5ney4

🙂 Serve hot or at room temperature.


  1. Nice step by step instructions. looks so yummy! can I have some?

  2. Looks yum

  3. Color is amazing! Can you use other fruits, too? Great post! 🙂

  4. yum yum delicioso!

  5. This is definitely something that I will try soon, it is at the top of my list…it looks and sounds so good!

  6. wow!my favorite one…looks yum

  7. I love Neiappam!! I can eat any amount!!! too good!

  8. Looks yummy…

  9. seams to look so tasty..great entry nithu.

  10. Hi Uma, Sure u can have all if u want, 🙂 Thanks

    Hi Cham and Mythreyee, Thanks for the comments…

    Hi Kalai, Thanks for stopping by. I have not tried with other fruits. But I think you can use other fruits like apple. If you try it, let me know

    Hi Meeso, thanks. nice to c ur comments…

    Hi Dhivya and Manasi, Happy to c ur comments.

    Hi DM and Lavi, Thanks for ur comments and ur time.

  11. Yumm i love these, mom used to make them when i was at home, yummy

  12. Looks delicious…

  13. Hi Nithu

    Really beautiful Neyyappam. Lovely pics & Nice blog.

    Thank you, that you participated in my Kid’s event.


  14. Hey Gayu, thanq for having my paniyaram in ur website, as for adding other fruits i tried with apple and it was a flop. i am sure that it won’t be bad with dry fruits that r sweet and not sour…so u can tell ur fans to try dryfruits and that it surely will work!

  15. Great job,

    Thank you

  16. Hi Happy cook and Sandhya, Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Vanamala, I am glad u left ur comments. Hope u like my entry for ur event.

    Hi Aartee, It’s a pleasure to c ur comments. I’ll pass on ur suggestion to my friends. Really appreciate u for the wonderful recipe…

  17. I have made them too!!..Yummy yummy one ..I have made them too!!!

  18. Hi Siva, Thanks for ur encouraging comments

    Hi Deepa, Happy that u made it and u loved it. Thanks…

  19. colour is so good,lovely.Where do u got the mould to make this please tell me yar.

    Thanks for nice comment in my blog

  20. its really gud dear….
    i prepared this and gave this to my friends also, they liked this very much. Thanx alot for sharing gud recepie.

  21. Hey Preetha, Thanks da. Happy to hear that u tried it and u liked it. Hope u try the rest of the recipes too. Thanks.

  22. I think south part of the kerala its called Kuzhiyappam, Difference is the cavity in the frying pan, Neiyyappam does not have cavity, its fried one at a time… I think so, right?

  23. yes.this is karayappam or unniappam. for neyyappam batter is same.

  24. Hi Chettan and mini, Thanks for your comments. But in my place, we do it in the appakaral which is the paniyara kadai as shown in the picture. This version of Neyyappam is something that will attract the both kids and adults because of the dry fruits.

  25. Hi Nithu:

    Thank you for posting. But I would like to pass some comments regarding the neiappan dish. It is orgin from Chettinadu cuisine (Karaikudi area), it is called Kuzhiparniyarum. You might be get familiar to this item by kerala cusine.

  26. Can I use the swad rice flour for this recipe?

    • @ Umav – yes you can use swad rice flour.


  1. Indian Dishes for the Early Riser | Indian Cooking Lessons - [...] Appam Recipes: Plain, Pulse Appe, Rice Appe, Neyyappam, and [...]