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Apo Appam Crepes

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What is Apo Appam Crepes

Appam is a South Indian pancake dish, made from fermented rice paste and coconut milk, common in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as well as the island nation of Sri Lanka. It can be made and served in both sweet and savory varieties, with a layer of creamy coconut milk or a sunnyside-style fried egg in the center of the appam. Appam is usually served for breakfast or dinner.

What is a Tava

In India, tava or tawa is a commonly used frying pan in many kitchens. Also known as a tawah, thawah or thavah, the pan is round and varies in diameter from between 8 inches to 12 inches. It can be up to a meter wide in some professional kitchens.

Apo, Appam, or crepes, I do not know if you know this, I didn’t, but my mom-in-law asked me to make some. I didn’t even know you have to soak it overnight until I read the recipe, I used her recipe, she loves it.

Apo Appam Crepes

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Apo Appam Crepes

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My mom-in-law asked me to make Apo Appam Crepes for her. I did not even know you have to soak it overnight until I read the recipe, I used her recipe, she loves it.

Prep & Soak Time 12 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 13 hours


  • 250 g semolina
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Add 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Mix all the following ingredients: semolina, flour, yeast, and warm water, and soak it overnight.
  2. Then add the egg, baking powder, and sugar
  3. Mix well. It should be a nice thick pancake batter.
  4. Pour into a jug
  5. Use a Tawa or non-stick pan
  6. On medium heat add half tsp oil to the Tava and pour a litter batter into the pan.
  7. Once bubbles appear, turn it over and cook until a golden-brown color.
  8. Serve with cinnamon sugar and enjoy!


Prepared, tried, and tested Jennifer Govender Bisnath from The RecipeHunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 

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Nutrition Information



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Amount Per Serving Calories 65Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 9mgSodium 29mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 2g

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2 thoughts on “Apo Appam Crepes”

    • Hi Julie. Thank you for popping in and leaving a note here. I have not made this specific one, although the person that provided me with her recipe, I whole-heartedly trust as she does prepare the best food ever. You should give it a try and let me know your thoughts, as I would love your feedback in a rating and review. Enjoy it Julie


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