Appam are bowl-shaped thin pancakes made from rice flour fermented with yeast. They derive their shape from appachatti in which they are cooked. They are neutral in taste and mostly served with some spicy curry. These appam are made from a batter using rice, yeast, salt and little sugar. After the mixture has stood for a couple of hours, it can be cooked in the appachatti with little oil. In south-central Kerala, it is mostly served with kadala curry, vegetable . One of the varieties of appam is Palappam and is prepared using a spoonful of thick coconut milk added to the doughy centre. When cooked, the centre is firm to the touch but remains soft inside and is sweeter because of coconut milk. Come and enjoy the real taste of appam with Hotel Aryaas, Restaurant near Infopark Kakkanad.