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Poricha Appalam



Poricha Appalam is a traditional South Indian snack made from rice flour, urad dal, and cumin seeds. It is a popular snack in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka. The appalam is deep-fried in oil until it is golden brown and crispy. It is usually served as an accompaniment to a meal or as a snack. This is also known as pappadam or papadum.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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rice flour

1 cup

urad dal flour

1/2 cup

sesame seeds

1/4 cup

cumin seeds

1/4 cup

black pepper

1/4 cup


1/4 cup


1/4 cup


1/4 cup

Water as needed



Step 1:

In a large bowl, mix together the rice flour, urad dal flour, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, asafoetida, and salt.

Step 2:

Add the oil and mix until the ingredients are well combined.

Step 3:

Slowly add water to the mixture, a little at a time, until the mixture forms a soft dough.

Step 4:

Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them into thin discs.

Step 5:

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the discs one at a time.

Step 6:

Cook the discs until they are golden brown on both sides.

Step 7:

Serve the poricha appalam hot with your favorite accompaniment. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 13111 users have chowed down on Poricha Appalam a whopping 31337 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Poricha Appalam like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Poricha Appalam, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in aprilmay.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Poricha Appalam is the food of choice for greater-than35 female, with people of 20-25 BMI also on board.

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