Thursday, April 14, 2011

Appam recipe

Hello friends!
Appam is a traditional dish mostly served with sweetened coconut milk in the southern part of India ,for those who have never had the opportunity to experience Indian cuisine this dish can be summed up as rice pancake served with coconut syrup.Delicious is the word for it ....just melts in your mouth ! .So lets see how to prepare this delicacy .

Ingredient list
  • Idli rice -2 cups 
  • jasmine rice -1 cup,cooked
  • coconut grated - 1/4 cup
  • yeast-1/4 tsp
  • sugar-1tbs
  • salt -as per taste
 The recipe is very simple only that the prep time has an eight hour fermentation stage ,so if one is planning to have Appams for morning then batter should be prepared the previous night .   


  • Soak the Idli rice for about 4 hours   
  • Grind together the soaked rice ,the cooked rice and grated coconut with a little water to make a smooth paste 
  • Mix in sugar and yeast and let ferment in a warm place
  • Add salt -note we don't add salt in the previous stage because it would demote the fermentation process .
  • check for the consistency ,if the batter is too thick then add water little by little .
  • Heat a griddle until fumy then reduce heat to medium .
  • Scoop a ladle full of the mixture and pour in the center of the hot griddle 
  • Holding the handle of the griddle start rotating so that the batter spreads over the surface area .
  • cover with a lid and let cook for a minute.there is no need to flip the appams.
  • serve with either sweetened coconut milk or chutney of your choice
This particular recipe is  close to my heart because my granny used to make them when i was a little kid ,although she is long gone these Appams are doing a great  job in refreshing all of  my taste buds with flavors from childhood .I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as i do .Here is a Quick Video tutorial  for the above recipe 

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  1. What a lovely blog first time here impressed with each n every post glad i found this :) Will try all ur wonderful n healthy recipes soon...