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Whole wheat sweet appam recipe

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Adjust Servings:
oil — for frying
1/8 tsp salt
a pinch of cooking soda
cardamom powder
2 tbsp grated coconut
1 banana — mashed
1.5 tbsp rice flour
1/2 cup heaped jaggery
1 cup wheat flour

Nutritional information

84.7 kcal
15.1 g
2.6 g
4.7 mg
0 mg

Whole wheat sweet appam recipe

  • Sweet
  • 40 mins
  • Serves 7
  • Easy



Whole wheat appam is a traditional south Indian delicacy that is prepared during many festivals. With a crispy outer layer and a soft inner layer, appams also make a great instant snack. With a handful of ingredients, appam can be prepared within a few minutes. Cardomom is one spice which brings in both aroma and a distinct flavor to every dish you use them in. Rice flour used in this recipe makes the outer layer of the appam crispier. If you have a sweet tooth and feel overwhelmed consumed all sugary sweets, try making this jaggery-based wheat appam today!

Health Benefits

Wheat is a rich source of dietary fiber and protects against cardiovascular diseases as well as type 2 diabetes. It is also a great source of vitamin E and B-complex. Jaggery can help relieve constipation and flushes out toxins from the body.

Jaggery is also extremely rich in minerals, especially iron. It acts in the manner of a cleansing agent and can boost energy levels. Eating a few grams of jaggery after relishing lots of heavy food will prevent indigestion as well! It’s a great substitute for sugar and is a healthy sweetener.

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How to make Whole wheat sweet appam recipe

  • Soak the jaggery in enough warm water to immerse it well. Crush and heat until slightly thick. Strain and set it aside.
  • Add wheat flour in a mixing bowl and combine it with jaggery syrup. Mix well and add enough water to make a batter of pouring consistency. Mix in rice flour and ensure there are no lumps. Add the coconut, cardamom powder, cooking soda, and mashed banana.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Heat the greased paniyaram pan ensuring each slot is covered with oil. Fill every paniyaram slot with appam batter. Cover and cook for about 1 minute. Flip sides and cook evenly until golden brown. Serve hot.


The whole wheat sweet appam recipe derives its nutritional value and taste from wheat. Interestingly, wheat has been milled for over 75,000 years now. It is believed that wheat originated in the Euphrates and Tigris river valleys near Iraq.

The name “cereal” is derived from Ceres, the Roman Goddess, who protects grains.

Jaggery is used to form the inner lining of earthen ovens. Furthermore, jaggery was widely used as a building material in ancient times when combined with clay, lime, and sand. It can join bricks, acting in the manner of cement. It is still possible to see jaggery being used as a building material in some parts of the world.

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