Appalu with Rice Flour/Biyyampindi Appalu

Appalu with rice flour is a traditional sweet offered as Prasadam/Naivedyam during festivals. This is made with only two main ingredients- rice flour and Jaggery. I make this whenever I have cravings for this 😛 😉 These are mild in sweetness and are very Yummy.

The method of making this dough is almost similar to Churros dough made of plain Flour/Maida, deep-fried and rolled over Sugar-Cinnamon mixture and served with chocolate sauce or alone.

I always try to make any sweet dish with Jaggery as it tastes so yum and is not so heavy on tummy 😉

The other variations are Wheat Flour/Godhuma Appalu and Rava /Sooji(semolina) Appalu. All variations are quite easy to make except the deep frying part. That difficulty should be paid off once you taste this heavenly sweet 😉 omg!! my mouth is watering now 😀

Enough of tempting you folks, now let’s dig into the step by step procedure of the recipe.


  • Rice Flour/Biyyam Pindi/Akki Hittu-2 cups
  • Jaggery/Bellam/Bella-1 Cup (Increase or Decrease according to your sweetness)
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee/Neyyi/Thuppa-1 Teaspoon
  • Cardamom/Elakkai/Elakki(optional) -1 pod
  • Water-2 cups
  • Oil-For deep frying

Procedure for preparing Appalu with Rice Flour

  1. Firstly, grate the jaggery and keep aside.
  2. Take a heavy-bottomed pan or vessel and add in 2 cups water.
  3. Once water is hot, add in ghee, jaggery and stir until dissolved. Ghee helps to form a smooth dough in the end.
  4. Bring the dissolved jaggery to boil. (add cardamom at this step if using)
  5. Once dissolved jaggery comes to a boil add in rice flour by stirring continuously without forming lumps.
  6. Mix well until it removes the pan and forms a soft dough

  7. Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  8. Now take a pan and heat the oil for deep frying.
  9. Meanwhile, form the dough into small balls and make the appalu shape as shown below and keep aside
  10. Once the oil is hot add in the prepared appalu and deep fry until brown.

 Replace ghee with oil. Also, adjust the water accordingly.

I personally don’t use Cardamom in this recipe. Jaggery can also be replaced with Palm Jaggery

You can add slightly fried Sesame Seeds/Nuvvulu/Yellu after the Jaggery is dissolved.

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