Appam is a type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is a common food in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is also popular in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. It is eaten most frequently for breakfast or dinner. It is considered as a staple diet and a cultural synonym of the Nasranis of Kerala. There are many Variations in Appam like Achappam, Idiyappam, Kallappam, Vattayappam, Kandarappam etc.