Nov 23, 2009

Achappam ( A sweet & Crunchy Snack of Kerala )

Here's the recipe link of Achappam / Rose Cookies. Easy recipe !!


A sweet & crunchy snack of Kerala

Recipe Credit - Thangam E Philip, Modern Cookery Vol 1

1 st Recipe


910 g raw rice
4 eggs
200 ml thick coconut milk
450 g sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Coconut oil for frying ( about 750 ml - 1 litre )
Achappam Mould


Beat eggs and set aside.

Wash and soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hours. Drain well ( till nearly dry ) and powder. Sieve through a fine sieve.

Mix together rice flour, beaten egg, sugar, salt and coconut milk to prepare a medium batter ( like pancake and not too watery ).

Heat oil in a wide, heavy bottom iron kadai. Then heat mould in oil. Dip mould in batter and keep straight away into hot oil.

As achappam form they will separate from mould ( or you can gently push with a needle). Fry till golden brown and drain on paper. Repeat the same process till the batter is used up. Store in an airtight container.

2 nd Recipe ( Credit - Ms Lilly Babu Jose, Cochin )


Rice flour (nicely powdered)- 1/2 kg 

Egg- 2

Sugar- 2 tbsp

Coconut milk- from one coconut ( 200 ml thick coconut milk )

Sesame seeds- 2 tsp

Salt- to taste

Oil- for frying


Mix the rice powder with coconut milk, sugar, beaten eggs, sesame seeds. Keep the mould of achappam in boiling oil. When the mould got red hot, immerse 3/4 th of the mould in the above paste and immediately place in the boiling oil. After for few seconds and strike the handle, the achappam separates from the mould. Fry to a golden colour. Drain and keep it in an air tight vessel when cold.

Achappam available at

Hot Chips, New Kerala Hot Chips, Ganga Sweets & Kaanchi Bakery - Chennai

Achappam Mould available in Chennai

Santosh Super Market, Anna Nagar
Hindustan Home Needs - Mogappair
Ratna Stores - Pondy Bazar
Saravana Stores - Ranganathan Street , West Mambalam
Amara Stores - Amjikkarai

1 comment:

Tina said...

Ma all time fav snack....