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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sweet Aappam

Sweet aappam has been in my to do list for long. As I have given aappam recipe before (which is fermented naturally), I wanted to post a different one. So I used yeast for fermenting the batter. This is the instant version of the traditional appam. It tastes great. It is crispy on the sides and soft and spongy at the centre. My hubby and Sruti had this appam with sweetened coconut milk and I had it with coconut chutney. Both combinations are great. We utterly enjoyed this appam.



Ingredients:
Raw Rice-150gm
Par Boiled Rice-150gm
Urad Dhal-2tbs
Methi Seeds-1/2tsp
Grated Coconut-1cup
Jaggery (Vellam)-200gm
Honey-4-5tbs
Cardamom Powder-1/2tsp
Yeast-1/2tsp
Baking Soda-1/8tsp

Preparation:
1. Soak rice, urad dhal and methi seeds for 3hours.
2. Grind the soaked rice along with grated coconut to a smooth and thick batter.
3. Add grated jaggery along with 4tbs water and bring to boil.
4. When the jaggery is completely dissolved and starts boiling, switch off stove and strain it through a metal sieve and allow it to cool.
5. Add yeast, syrup and honey to the batter and mix well.
6. Cover and keep it aside for 2hours.
7. The batter would have fermented. Add baking soda and cardamom powder and mix well. The batter will become fluffy.
8. Heat a lightly greased pan (if using non stick, no need to grease it) and pour a ladle full of the batter. Swirl the pan, so that the batter coats the sides evenly. The sides should be thinly coated and the centre should have  more batter so that the centre comes out spongy and the sides crispy.
9. Cover and cook on medium flame until the batter in the middle is cooked.
10. Serve it hot along with sweetened coconut milk or coconut chutney.


Prepared Batter


Pour ladle full of batter in the pan


Swirl the pan to coat the sides of the pan


Cook on medium flame until done


Enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. Aapam looks crispy and spongy,like to have it with coconut milk.

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  2. so crispy and very delicious aapam !!

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  3. looks delicious we make a little different

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  4. looks delicious and crispy..would taste great with chutney... glad to follow you... do check out my blog sometime...

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  5. Great,like to eat it with coconut milk.

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  6. Aapam has come out extremely well!

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  7. Just wondering if you use a special pan for this?

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  8. Looks good. Very different recipe from the traditional Kerala recipe which uses no urad dal or methi seeds.

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