Rava Appam


‘Rava Appam’ is a yummy snack which my Mom used to make.  It is a family favorite and I make it whenever there is leftover bread at home.  Kids will love this soft and nutritious snack!

I am sending this snack to Priya for the event “Sunday Snacks – Snacks with Breads”



Rava/sooji/semolina – 1 1/2 cups

Ripe Kerala Banana – 1 sliced

Bread slices – 3 cubed

Milk – 2 cups

Butter – 3 tsp melted

Eggs – 2

Sugar – 4 tbsp

Raisins – 1 tbsp

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp



Beat the eggs well and add sugar, milk, rava and salt.  Mix well and add the bread cubes, bananas, vanilla essence and butter.  Fold in so that the bread is well soaked and mixed with the batter.  The batter should be of pancake or dosa consistency.  Pour into greased plates and garnish with raisins.  Steam cook for about 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.  Cut into desired shape and serve warm.  Enjoy it with your family!!!

You can substitute milk with 1 cup of ground coconut paste which will make the Appam much more softer.

Kreativ Blogger Award


EC from simpleindianfood passed me this Kreativ Blogger Award…Thank you EC for choosing me for the Award!

The Kreativ Blogger award comes with some rules:-
1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

You can click here to read about myself…

I would like to pass on this Award to Cynthia, Jeena, Bharathy, Nags, Mandira, Ann and Priya

Thank you so much all my blogger friends who encourage me with their lovely comments and also my silent admirers who visit my blog and experiment with my recipes!

  1. Congrats on ur well deserved award…
    I luv&respect u!
    Fabulous recipe as usual!

  2. Thank you Sangi dear…I love you too! 🙂

  3. Wow..what a picture there Lissie…Congrats on your award..Thanks for remembering

  4. Congrats on ur award dear. Surprised to know about ur social service. U inspire me a lot. I feel proud of u. u are a gem. lot to learn from u.
    Rava appam seems a very delicious dessert, bookmarking it.

  5. Congrats on your award, Lissie and thanks a lot for passing on to me 🙂
    Rava appam is new to me.. :)!

  6. Thank you Ann for your support!

  7. Thanks a lot Vicky! I feel humbled and flattered…I am just an instrument in the hands of my Lord!!!

    Plz try the recipe and let me know 😀

  8. Thank you Bharathy! try it out..you will like it, I am sure 🙂

  9. Wow Lissie wat a delicious appam, never tried these sort of delicious dish!! thanks a lot for sending to Sunday Snacks event…Congrats on ur award and am honoured to get this award from u yaar!!

  10. Wow looks so delicious! My mom makes this often but never asked for the recipe 🙂

  11. i cannot believe ive never had this before!!!! :O this looks ohh sooo delicious!! n congrats on the award! 🙂

  12. wow! interesting recipe… looks great

  13. looks so delicious !

  14. This recipe looks like such a tasty delight to eat especially with all of those raisins yum.

    Thank you so much for the award Lissie it is so kind of you to think of me. 🙂

  15. Congratulations Lissie 🙂

    Appam looks delicious… so inviting!!!

  16. Looks so delicious Lissie and congrats on ur award 🙂

  17. Thank you Priya for your love and support! 😀

  18. Pooja, now you can try this recipe and enjoy your Mom’s Appam 🙂 Thanks!

  19. Thank you Superchef! plz make the Appam and let me know about the outcome…!

  20. Thanks a lot Preethi!

  21. Pravs, glad to see you after a long time… 🙂 Thanks!

  22. Thank you Jeena! I am sure your kids will like these Appams… 😀

  23. Thank you Anu for your kind words!

  24. Thank you Padma for encouraging me! )

  25. Wow….that’s something new and yum…simple to prepare too…..Nice to know that you are also from Bangalore….iam also from Bangalore

  26. wat hapnd?waiting for ur delicious posts…

  27. Welcome to my blog, Lubna! glad to hear that you too are from Bangalore… 🙂 Do visit often… Thanks!

  28. Sangi, so sweet of you to be concerned about me…! :)Thanks a lot for the love you show to me! May God Bless you!

  29. Thank you dearest Lissie. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

  30. Hugs from me too…thank you Cynthia!

  31. dear lissie,
    your recipes are really delicious..keep it up!!

  32. Hi,
    I came across your link on Tuesday, checked the keerai parippu kootu and Pepper chicken recipes. The photos looked very tempting, I was at work and couldn’t wait to reach home and try it out. Both came out well. My hubby likes that kind of dal, they serve the same one with Nandini meals. Since I reached home and then prepared, got a little late so had to remove the pepper chicken after adding pepper in a min’s time. The pepper tasted slightly raw but otherwise both came out really well. My father in law liked too 🙂 I would be making both of these regularly. I was going through this recipe and I don’t know how to steam cook the rava appam in pressure cooker, can I cook it in microwave? If yes could you please guide me?

    Btw, I tried your potato carrot sabzi and mutta curry with pal yesterday. Mutta curry came out well, exactly like my mom prepares, but sabzi I like my mom’s style more 🙂


  33. Hi Priya,

    Thanks a lot for trying my recipes and letting me know about the outcome!

    Please note that any curry or subzi preparation should be allowed to simmer or fried for some time before switching off the flame. Usually the oil will separate from the sabzi or oil will start floating on top of the curry. Only then it will taste the best.

    For steaming Rava Appam, pour water into the pressure cooker and place a flat bottom vessel upside down. Place the plate on top of it and steam cook. Stainless steel steam cooking vessels come along with idli stands. I use one of those. You can use a microwavable dish to cook Rava Appam. Smear some butter on the dish and pour the batter into it. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

    Please try my other recipes too…and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any doubts.

    Happy Cooking!