Kallappam – കള്ളപ്പം (kerala style fermented rice pancake)

Kalleppam is a popular traditional Christian breakfast in Kerala.it is a kerala style pancke made with fermented rice and coconut batter. The traditional way toddy( kallu) is used to fermenting the batter.It can also be made using yeast .



  • Raw rice 2cup
  • Grated coconut 1 cup
  • Toddy 1/4 glass or yeast 1/4tsp
  • Shallots 4no
  • Cumin 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic 2 clove
  • Boiled rice 4 tsp
  • Sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required


Pre steps

  • Wash and soak raw rice in water about 3 hours
  • Grind the raw rice to smooth paste by adding water
  • Rice paste pour into a large container. The container should have enough place to accommodate the fermented batter
  • Coursley grind the grated coconut and shallots , boiled rice(it give softness to the kalleppam),cumin seeds and garlic.
  • Coconut paste add to the rice batter and mix well.
  • Add sugar , salt to the batter and mix well.
  • Add toddy or yeast to the batter .mix everything nicely and let it keep for fermentation process about 6-7 hours.


  • Heat a pan and apply little oil on top
  • Pour the batter to pan with using help of a laddle.dont spread the batter. Since it will spread by itself.
  • Cook the both sides .
  • Once get golden brown colour. Remove from pan.
  • The soft and puffy kallappam serve with your choice non veg curry.

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