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instant nei appam
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Instant Nei appam

Easy and instant gluten free nei appam made using rice flour
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Festival recipes,, Sweet, Traditional sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Festival recipes, Janmashtami recipes
Servings: 14 appams
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 4 tbsp powdered jaggery
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut
  • Water as needed
  • 1 tsp ghee + ghee to cook nei appams
  • A tiny pinch of salt


  • In a mixie jar add the rice flour, powdered jaggery, ripe banana and little water.
  • Grind this into a fine paste.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Let the consistency of the batter should be like a idli batter.
  • If it is too hard the nei appams will turn hard.
  • If the batter is too thin, it will not hold proper shape.
  • Add cardamom powder, coconut, a pinch of salt and 1 tsp ghee.
  • Adding ghee to the batter gives softness to the nei appams.
  • Heat a paniyaram pan.
  • Add ghee in each holes.
  • Pour the nei appam batter in each of this holes.
  • Cover this and cook for few minutes in medium flame.
  • Once it is cooked on one side, flip this.
  • Drizzle little ghee, cover and cook for a minute.
  • Take it out and repeat the same for the rest of the batter.



1. These nei appams stays soft for 5-6 hours.
2. If the batter is watery, add 1-2 tbsp of rice flour.
3. You can add ghee fried coconut bits instead of grated coconut.