Appam With Mutton Korma

Appam With Mutton Korma is my contribution to JFI for Rice. Sharmi from Neivedyam.... is the host for this months event.....All the best Sharmi!...

Appam is a very healthy dish....Basically it is a steamed dish, so not much oil is involved in this cooking...This is my family's favorite breakfast or dinner(yes we have it for both).....

Appam is a dish made mostly out of rice....They have very less Dal in them...So I thought of contributing it for JFI - Rice.....

Traditionally appam is served with coconut milk....But I like to spice it up by serving appam with mutton korma....They both pair amazing...

Ingredients :

For Appam

Parboiled Rice - 1 cup
Raw Rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 2 tablespoon
Fenugreek - 1 teaspoon
Baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - As required

Procedure :

1. Soak both the rice, urad dal along with fenugreek for 3 hours or more.

2. Now add enough water and grind the mixture into a fine liquid. It should be little watery than regular dosa batter.

3. Now add salt and ferment it for over night.

4. Add baking soda and mix well, now the batter is ready for making appams.

5. Appam can be made in appam pan or in a small size skillet.

6. Pour a ladle of appam batter and swirl it around the skillet and cover it with a lid and wait for 2 mins and remove form pan.

Ingredients :

For Mutton Korma:

Mutton(goat) pieces - 1 lb
Onions - 2 big
Tomatoes - 1 big
Green chillies - 2
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tablespoon
Garam masala powder - 2 teaspoon
Red chili powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Cinnamon - 2" piece
Cardamom - 4
Clove - 3
Anistar - 1
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Oil - 2 tablespoon
Salt - As per taste

Procedure :

1. In a pressure cooker heat the oil add cinnamon, cardamom, clove, anistar, fennel seeds.

2. When the fennel seeds start to change the colour add the chopped onions and green chills and fry for 2 mins.

3. Then add cut tomato and saute for 1 min, Then add the mutton pieces, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chili powder and mix well.

4. Add enough water and cook the mutton until done.

5. Then add garam masala and coconut milk and cook not more than 5 mins. Sprinkle with some chopped coriander leaves.


  1. usually they add coconut and yeast to appam, your version is new and also has come out well. crispy looking too.

  2. Mutton Kurma had me drooling!! Looks so delicious.I have heard of Appams so much, never made it.I will try when I come back.Thank you:))

  3. Hi friends...
    Thank u....

    Do try it.....Thank u....

  4. mutton korma and appam !! oh god i am drooooollllling here....when are you inviting me to your place :D ???

  5. U r always welcome my dear......Thank u for ur comments..

  6. I can't say much about korma but the appams are looking so crispy and mouth watering. Have to try them soon.

  7. Do try it Hima......Thank u....

  8. I think I have not tried appam before. I will order it the next time I see it :D Sounds a good dip with those curries though.

  9. Hi Sukanya I love your mutton recipe it is one of my favourate meats! Mutton/lamb with spices is sooo delicious to me. :)

  10. Hi friends...
    Do try it....I am sure u will like appam....Thank u....

    Ya it's mine too....Thank u

  11. Your version of making appam slightly different from the ones that I have come across recently. Most of them use yeast and not urad dal or baking soda. Looks yummy buddy. Thanks for yet another delicious recipe.

  12. Hi Seema...
    Actually this is my mom's recipe... I blindly follow her measurement.....Never tried with yeast....Thank u.....

  13. wow appam. i fail to make this very fluffy and nice girl. i really need tips for making appam. will try your version :)

  14. Sukanya, that Mutton Kurma looks delicious and those appams are making me really hungry.

  15. Hi friends...
    Do try it and let me know.....Thank u...

    Thank u.....

  16. Sukanya, this looks good.

  17. A suggestion, if you don't mind - please offer an e-mail feed or get on to Food Blog Desam, I keep missing your posts.

  18. Thank u sra....Ya I will look into it...Thank u for ur suggestion...

  19. suganya,
    mutton curry looks mouthwatering. never tried with urad dal.will surely try ur diff. version of appam.Appam and mutton curry is a good combo.

  20. Aapams are perfect Sukanya. viji

  21. Hi friends:
    Do try it. Urad dal makes the appam nice and soft....Thank u..

    Thank u.....

  22. These dishes are soooo good Sukanya.

  23. Lovely! Mutton Kurma looks Delish!
    Appams look great too.

  24. Hi friend....
    Thank u...

    Thank u...

  25. sukanya, i just adore appams and yur recipe is different ...i was also thinking of making appam for JFI....not getting the time... will try, thank u for yur recipe

  26. Hi Rachna:
    I also adore appams.....Do try it....Thank u.....

  27. I am with you sukanya, i also like with curry.
    I've tried to make appam, but it never came out like my moms, but yours is lookinh like hers.
    I should try your recipe.
    Are you adding the baking soda in the morning just before making the appam.

  28. Hi Happy cook...
    Ya I add baking soda in the morning just before making the appam. Thank u...

  29. hi
    I tried this one but give me your comments based on the mistakes i did.
    1)The appams back has spots like we have in chapathi ,But the taste and crispiness was there.
    2)I felt the middle part was hard for me,I want it to be softer.What could I have posssible done wrong.
    3)My batter was little thick,But it swirled perfectly in the pan and got crispier oside and thick iside can I add water b4 making appams.

  30. My tummy's growling seeing that mutton korma!

  31. Nice combination of appam and mutton curry... i love it.. thanks a lot. For north indian food recipes check North Indian Recipes at



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