Egg Masala Aappam

Aappam (ஆப்பம்) is a famous south-Indian dish made from fermented rice batter. Many different varieties of aappam like plain aappam, Flower Aappam, Bulls-eye Aappam, can be prepared. Its goes well with coconut milk and sugar. Spice lovers can have aappam with any spicy gravy (tofu masala, Soya gravy. etc.).

Tips for soft aappam: Add 1/2 cup of cooked rice while grinding aappam batter. This will 
                                          make aappam more soft and fluffy.
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 10 min



  • Idly Rice - 2 cup
  • Raw Rice Pacharisi - 2 cup
  • Urad dhal - 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste

   Egg Masala:

  • Egg - 2
  • Onion - finely chopped - 2 tbsp
  • Green Chili - finely chopped - 2
  • Curry leaf - 1 sprig
  • Oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Soak Idly rice, Raw rice, urad dhal with fenugreek seeds separately for 3 hrs
  2. Grind them to a dosa batter consistency and add salt
  3. Allow the batter to rest for 10-12 hrs


  1. Take a mixing bowl to whisk egg. Break and pour the egg in the mixing bowl. Add little salt and pepper. Beat well using a spoon or whisk. Meanwhile heat a small pan with little oil. Saute onion green chili and curry leaf till turns golden brown. Allow the sauteed onion to cool and add to beaten egg. Mix well.
  2. Heat the aappam pan. Pour a scoop of aappam batter in the pan and rotate in a circular motion. Sprinkle oil over the edges. Now pour another scoop of egg masala and coat it over the surface of aappam. Close the lid and allow it to cook for 1 min in medium flame.