Friday, 8 April 2016

Godhambu Appam | Sweet dumplings made with wheat flour

I had little bit difficulty in finalizing a recipe starting with G. Finally zeroed in on Godhambu Appam. This is very similar to unni appam. And today is UGADHI. So happy Ugadhi to all my readers and relish this healthy sweet made from wheat flour and jaggery on ugadhi day.

This would be the first sweet recipe coming in from my side in this mega marathon. I understand that for Ganesh chaturthi, in the TN side a similar recipe is made. This would serve as a good snack for evening times and is very easy to make.


Wheat flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Banana - 1 no (big)
Coconut (grated) - 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1/3 cup
Water - 2 cups
Ghee - 4 tbsp


  • Take a bowl and combine the wheat flour, rice flour and cardamom powder. 
  • Peel the banana and add it to the wheat flour. Use banana ripened to the core then to have a good taste.
  • Mash the banana with hands and mix well with the wheat flour.
  • Mix jaggery and 1 cup of water and heat it. Just heat it until all the jaggery melts.
  • Once the jaggery is melted, switch off flame. Filter it using a tea strainer and add the filtered jaggery syrup to the wheat flour mixture.
  • Mix it nicely with your hand. If needed add a cup of water to it. The consistency should be like dosa batter.
  • Heat a uniappam chatti or paniyaram pan in the stove and keep the flame very low. 
  • Add ghee in each of the holes.
  • Drop the mixture to each of the holes with the help of a teaspoon.
  • If you use a non-stick pan you can use less of ghee. I use olden days type pithalai (copper-based) chatti. So I used 4 tbsp ghee to make around 20 appams.
  • When it is done on one side, just flip it with the help of the wooden stick or a metal chop stick (i have one for frying papads).
  • Repeat this for rest of the appams.

Serve hot with tea!!!


  • Adding Banana is optional but adding banana gives a very soft texture to the appams.
  • I used the very dark brown variety of jaggery which is very sweet hence 1/3 cup was sufficient. Adjust jaggery according to your sweet taste.

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  1. I recently learnt about this recipe. Yt to try it myself. Meanwhile, your paniyarams look really good :)

  2. Yummmy yummy. Looks too good.

  3. My mom used to make this and it's always soft and spongy and so tasty.

  4. Love the sweet appams, I never added banana but will do next time:)

  5. Your appam looks so good. Perfect for the festival day. Happy Ugadi to you as well!

  6. Quite an interesting dish. Happy ugadi to you too...

  7. I absolutely love these appams. I had last minute change of plan or I would have also posted this. ☺

  8. Yummy looking appams. Love these sweet appams with banana.

  9. Love the appams with wheat flour. We too make appam but without the bananas. They look so tempting...

  10. appams looks so delicious and nice color you got..

  11. Just love this appams, want to munch some rite now.

  12. loved the crispy golden color on it

  13. love all the tropical ingredients - must taste so delicious

  14. I make it in a similar way. Delicious snack indeed.

  15. I make wheat flour appam but without coconut. Will try this too