Kutty Appalam is made using a number of ingredients, including urad dal flour, salt, pappad khar, and edible oil. It is a fry-and-eat dish, so it is crispy and delicious. This, like crispies, is cooked in hot frying oil and served hot. Appalams can also be roasted over an open fire or in the microwave. Appalams are a mainstay of South Indian cuisine.