Making Achappam

Achappam (Rosette cookies) being made at a Kerala home
Making Achappam (Rosette cookies) | Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Achappam (Rosette cookies) is a sweet deep-fried snack traditionally made in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is made using rice flour. An iron mould (Achu) is used in its preparation to give it its unique shape.

87 Replies to “Making Achappam”

  1. South of India I wish to travel more frequently in years to come and the name – Achappam I will try to remember to have it. Thanks for the photo.

  2. Takes me back. So vivid memories from childhood. I shall have to try and make it. Your photographs are exceptional but then you have such wonderful subjects.

  3. As soon as I saw this I cried out “Oh, this is beautiful”. And it is. You have such a unique style and the photos could only be yours. You are very talented.

  4. I loved these when Mom used to make it :)

    Nice capture. This brought a whole lot of childhood memories.

  5. You can easily find this snack in Indonesia as well. It’s called “Kembang Goyang” (Dancing Flower). India is indeed similar to Indonesia in some ways.

  6. Woah! We Malaysian Chinese also have similar cookies that we eat during Chinese New Year. We call it Beehive/Honeycomb Cookies or Kuih Loyang. I always thought that it is originated from Malay! Very interesting!

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