Kerala Achappam (Rose Cookies)

Achappam is a traditional and authentic snack of Kerala.This snack is very popular among Christians and very significant during Christmas.It is crunchy and looks similar to Rosette cookies. ”Achu” means mould and appam means something made with rice flour which is deep fried or steam cooked. As this is my first attempt, shape is a bit off, but tastes very good :-).

Achappam (2)


  1. Rice Flour/Idiyappam flour (not roasted)– 500 gms/ 3 cups
  2. Coconut Milk –  2  cups
  3. Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Egg –  2
  5. Sugar – 4 tbsp
  6. Coconut Oil

Achappam mouldAchappam Batter Achappam (4) Achappam mould in Batter

Achappam (3) Achappam


  1. Beat egg with coconut milk and mix.
  2. Add rice flour, sesame seeds and sugar. Mix it well to make a thick batter like the one we usually prepare to make Dosa. Your batter should look something like in Step1.
  3. Heat oil in a pan(Cheenachatty). Dip achappam mould in batter and immerse it into the piping hot oil. Leave the mould in the oil for 1 minute as in Step2. This will help the batter to coat properly and allow it to come out easily later.
  4. Once it is hot, dip mould only 3/4 into the batter as in Step3.
  5. Quickly lower it into the oil as seen in step 4. Usually it takes 2-3 seconds to get cooked. A Mild tap on the mould separates the appam.
  6. Fry both sides until light brown. Remove from oil and place them on a tissue paper to drain excess oil.
  7. It is important to repeat all Steps from 2 to 4 (pics above)with the remaining batter.
  8. Store it in air tight containers.


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13 Responses

  1. Shifa firoz says:

    wow! nice achappams.. 🙂

  2. Sharmilee says:

    We call it arisi muruku, nice step by step recipe!

  3. lissie says:

    yummy achappams…my all time favourite!

  4. sangi says:

    Hi Prajusha,
    Tnx for stopping by simply delicious…u too have a fabulous blog here!
    Achappam luks perfect!tempting click!

  5. sangeetha says:

    I am sorry i am late here prajusha,Wow!! ente favannu…kothi vannittu vayya..looks crispy and crunchy da.

  6. sheba says:

    GREAT attempt…looks delish..its my fav ..not too sweet and oh so crispy

  7. Mrs. Gajjar says:


    Its helpful like anything,coz this is my favrite and we used to get it here,bt nt in the same taste which we used to make(I alredy made it….and it came very nicely—xlent taste!!!) God bless u and waiting for more !!!!!


  8. Cham says:

    U ve done and explain beautifully this achappam !

  9. Apolina says:

    Love rose cookies! Yours look beautiful…

  10. JOB K K says:

    Nice to read the receipe. I will try it today itself. Thanks.

  11. Bharathi menon says:

    Nice to have this information

  12. bijitha says:

    wat should we do when the achappam does not come out of the mould
    pls reply as early as possible

  13. prajusha says:

    hi bijitha,
    The achappam mould should be dipped in hot oil before dipping in the batter.otherwise the achappam won’t come out of the mould.

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