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Instant nei appam recipe

Instant nei appam with rice flour without any soaking time. Learn how to prepare quick and easy nei appam with just few basic ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 25


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1/4 cup Ghee / nei
  • ¾ cup Jaggery or Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • 1 Banana overripe
  • 2 tbsp Wheat flour
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 pinch Cooking soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt


  • In a blender, place banana, jaggery or brown sugar, cardamom, salt  and grind smoothly.
  • Add rice flour and wheat flour to it along with cooking soda and blend again.
  • Transfer to the bowl. Heat appe pan/ paniyaram pan and generously drizzle with ghee.
  • Pour the batter in the shallows (kuzhi) and cook covered in medium flame.
  • Flip and cook again to cook until golden on both sides. Add ghee more on top if desired.


Overripe banana works best as it gives necessary softness, water to the batter.
I used long variety, it was not overripe so had to add some water. The batter should be like the idli dosa batter. If too thick add water accordingly.
If deep frying, no need to add cooking soda. Or if you want to skip soda, make it smaller so that inside of the appam gets cooked.
Use two banana if you use the small variety. 
Cook in medium or low flame to ensure inside of the appam gets cooked.
If using jaggery, powder roughly and then measure.