Wheat Sweet Appam

Wheat Flour Sweet Appam (Godhumai Appam) is an instant appam recipe. Appam is a traditional sweet prepared using jaggery and wheat/rice flour. For many festivals, Amma cooks this at home. Generally Appam is deep fried, but to cut down oil I used the kuzhi paniyaram pan. Having a sweet tooth, I always wanted to eat sweets, and when it comes to jaggery sweets like appam I won’t have second thoughts. Easy tea time snack!


Wheat Sweet Appam

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Sweet


Wheat flour – 1 cup

Jaggery/Brown sugar – 1/2 cup heaped (I used Jaggery)

Rice flour – 2 tbsp

Banana puree – 1 (from one banana)

Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp

Milk – 1 tbsp (Optional)

Cooking soda – a small pinch

Salt – a pinch (optional)

Oil/Ghee – as needed (I used Ghee)



  • Soak jaggery in warm water (till jaggery is immersed) for about 15 minutes till it melts. Add cardamom powder, banana puree and milk to the molten jaggery and filter to remove the impurities in jaggery. Keep it aside
  • In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, rice flour, salt and baking soda and mix well. Add wet ingredients (molten jaggery with banana) to it and mix well. If required, add water to make it to a pouring consistency and mix well without lumps


  • Add ghee to the kuzhi panniyaram pan. Then spoon the batter into each hole. After one side is cooked well, turn the paniyarams and cook the other side


  • Flip carefully and cook until it is done


My Notes:

  • Banana gives a soft and spongy texture to the appams. You can also omit banana if you want crispy appams
  • I have used banana puree, instead you can also use mashed banana
  • You can deep fry the appams too. Take the batter using a deep curved ladle and drop it in preheated oil and fry till golden brown.
  • You can even add grated coconut/coconut pieces to make it flavorful

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33 thoughts on “Wheat Sweet Appam

  1. […] Ganesh Chaturthi today. We had a great Pooja at home with Sweet Kozhukkatai, Ammini Kozhukattai, Wheat Appam and kondakadalai Sundal. I had prepared Paal Kozhukkatai couple of weeks back, and thought of […]

  2. […] the same rice flour for an instant version. Instead of using Kuzhi Paniyaram pan (like I did for wheat appam), I baked them this time, as a couple of my friends who do not have kuzhi Paniyaram pan asked for a […]

  3. […] being Varalakshmi Pooja, I had prepared Sweet Kozhukkatai, Sundal, Wheat Appam and paruppu Payasam. Kondakadalai Sundal is also prepared during Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navarathri. […]

  4. deelightfullyveg June 29, 2014 at 9:04 AM Reply

    Those appams look delicious!!

  5. natasha June 25, 2014 at 11:44 AM Reply

    Wow will try…can I use anything in place of banana purée?

    • Traditionally Modern Food June 25, 2014 at 11:49 AM Reply

      Natasha, Traditionally banana is used but you can use any fruit puree and prepare. If you try this let me know how it turned out:)

  6. davegon June 25, 2014 at 11:16 AM Reply

    Wow, I bet these are good. Love cardamom.

  7. Mary Frances June 25, 2014 at 8:34 AM Reply

    These sound like the perfect little sweet snack

  8. healthracer June 25, 2014 at 8:16 AM Reply

    Those look really cool! Sound delicious too. 🙂

  9. simplyvegetarian777 June 25, 2014 at 8:13 AM Reply

    These look so cute Vidya. Mini cake pops :).

    • Traditionally Modern Food June 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM Reply

      Thanks Sonal:) mini cake pops aww tat sounds interesting I don’t know y it didn’t strike my mind

  10. thegastronomicbong June 25, 2014 at 6:02 AM Reply

    Wow Vidya! appams look delicious… love the healthier veraion of appams.. 🙂

  11. ela hester June 25, 2014 at 4:41 AM Reply

    Look at these little miracles…never seen anything like it.

    ela h.

  12. Lori June 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM Reply

    This sounds wonderful Vidya! And I love that first picture you took!

  13. cheergerm June 25, 2014 at 1:01 AM Reply

    They look a bit like English crumpets? Love the banana in them.

  14. Abbe@This is How I Cook June 24, 2014 at 11:49 PM Reply

    This is a new one for me! They almost look like little muffin tops! Yum!

  15. smithakal June 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM Reply

    love it.. i sometimes add bananas too it

  16. Namrata June 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM Reply

    They are almost like pancakes! but cooked differently.. right? 🙂 Nice recipe.

  17. indusinternationalkitchen June 24, 2014 at 10:39 PM Reply

    I make unni appams with wheat flour too – In addition to being healthy these also turn out really soft! thanks for your recipe:)

  18. Malar June 24, 2014 at 10:11 PM Reply

    Lovely as always with wheat flour a healthy recipe 🙂

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