Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Appam Kerala Style 1

#Appam Kerala style 1 : We have already seen how to prepare appam where the batter for appam was prepared with rice, fenugreek and lentils. 
Here we are going to see the method of preparing appam in the state of Kerala, India.
With the given measurement around 16 appams can be prepared.

Appam Appam

Ingredients :
Raw rice                             : 1 1/2 cup
Cooked rice                        : 1/3 cup
Coconut scrap                    : 1/2 cup
Salt                                    :1 tsp
Sugar                                 : 1 tsp ( optional )
Cooking soda                      : 1 pinch ( optional )

Method :
Wash rice thoroughly and soak for 2 hours.
Then grind in a grinder or mixer grinder along with coconut and cooked rice.
Grind into a fine batter.
Add salt and to get crispy appam add sugar also.
Transfer into a container.
Wash the grinder with 1/4 cup of water to get the rice batter sticking to the surface.
Add this washed water also to the batter.
The batter should be thin and watery.

Appam batter

Allow it to ferment for 6 to 8 hours.
Dissolve the cooking soda in a tsp of water and add to the batter just before making appam.
( But appam comes out well even without cooking soda. )

Keep appam making kadai on stove with medium flame.

Appa chatty [ appam making kadai ]

Smear oil over the surface with a small cloth.


Place a big ladle full of batter at centre and rotate kadai to make it spread the whole surface.
Sprinkle few drops of oil around the rim.

Appam

Close with a lid to cook appam batter.

After few seconds open and loosen the edges of the appam with a spoon or knife.
Then take out and serve.

Appam

A good combination for this appam is kadalai curry ( channa curry ).
But taste very good with wet poondu milagai podi ( red garlic chutny ).
Can also be enjoyed with onion tomato chutny or garlic tomato chutny.





Other appam recipes

Appam Maavu Mystyle [ Appam Batter Mystyle ] Appam Mystyle Appam Kerala Style 2