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Chettinad Special | Kandarappam | கந்தரப்பம் | Seethai Aachi's Kitchen

By Pakka Admin - May 26,2017

Chettinad Special | Kandarappam | கந்தரப்பம் | Seethai Aachi's Kitchen

Chettinad Special | Kandarappam | கந்தரப்பம் | Seethai Aachi's Kitchen

Chettinad Kandarappam( Sweet Appam ) is a traditional Chettinad sweet prepared by pouring the batter made from rice & Jaggery flavored with coconut into hot cooking oil and fried until they turn golden brown.

Chettinad Kandarappam is one of the sweets prepared on the occasion of Karthigai Deepam. There are many versions for preparing Appam and deep frying it in oil makes it crispier & brings out more flavor. You don’t need to worry about the left overs as it would remain good even the next day.


Raw rice-1 cup
Par boiled rice (idly rice)-1 cup
Urudh dhal- 1/4 cup
Peeled broken green dhal-1 table spoon
Thoor dhal-1 table spoon
Bengal gram-1 table spoon
Jaggery -1 ½ cup
Grated coconut-(1/2 cocunut)
Elachi (yelakkai) -6

METHOD for Kandarappam Recipe (Chettinad Sweet Appam)

1. To prepare Kandarappam Recipe (Chettinad Sweet Appam), soak rice and dals separately in water for about 4 hours. Drain the excess water and grind into a fine paste adding required amount of water in a mixer.

2. Add grated Jaggery and coconut and grind into a batter. The batter should have the consistency similar to dosa batter.

3. Now, add cardamom powder and salt to the batter and combine them well.

4. Refrigerate the batter for about 30 minutes. This helps us while pouring the batter into oil directly. This ensures that the appam has proper edges.

5. Meanwhile, heat oil in a Kadai over medium heat.

6. Once the oil is hot, take batter in a small serving spoon and pour the batter directly into the oil. Once the appam comes up, pour hot oil over the top layer of appam using a ladle. This enables fast cooking and helps us to get puffed appam.

7. Fry until the appam becomes light brownish flipping through the half way. Appam cooks fastly and darkens soon. Ensure they are removed from the flame once it turns light brownish.

8. Repeat the same for the remaining batter. Serve Kandarappam (Appam) warmly on festive occasion and celebrate life with authentic Chettinad sweet.