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Monday, March 22, 2010

Paalappam / Appam.

Appam made with ground soaked rice and cooked rice, mixed to a batter with coconut milk and water then left in a warm place to ferment for a number of hours. Appam is thin and crisp round the edges and fluffy and thick in the centre.

  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Cooked rice(parboiled) – 2 tbsp
  • Scraped coconut – ½ or coconut milk -½ cup
  • Yeast -¼ tsp
  • Sugar -1 tbsp
  • Salt - As reqd

  • Soak rice for atleast 4 hrs
  • Make a batter of rice, coconut( or coconut milk)and cooked rice(batter should not be too watery)
  • Add yeast and sugar to warm water and dissolve.
  • Add this to the batter and keep for about 6 hrs.
  • Before making appams, add salt and little sugar.
  • Heat a Pan(Appachatti).
  • Pour a spoonful batter into the appa chatti and rotate the Chatti.
  • Cover the pan and cook in medium flame till the edges of the Appam turn golden colour..
Recommended combination: Serve hot with Egg Roast or Stew or Chicken Curry.

1 comment:

  1. Soaked rice and cooked rice should be of same type?