Appam (Kerala Recipe)

Appam is a similar type of Dosa. It is a bowl shaped appam made but the round or curve shaped skillet/appachatti can be used.  Made without yeast . This is a popular kerala dish served with vegetable stew/sagu/kurma. I made kurma for this. 

Prep Time : 5 + 10 hours(fermentation)
Cook Time : 15 mins

Ingredients for batter
  • Rice - 1-1/2 cups
  • Idli rice - 1/2 cup
  • Urad dal / Black gram - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk - 3/4 cup
  • Baking soad / Cooking soda - 2 pinches
  • Salt to taste
Method for batter
  1. Rince rice, idli rice add enough water and soak for 4 hours
  2. Rince urad dal and soak in the water for 4 hours
  3. Grind the rice and idli rice first smoothly in a wetgrinder or mixer (i have used wetgrinder)
  4. Then grind urad dal in to a fine batter
  5. Mix thoroughly add salt close lid and keep it in the warm place for allow to fermentation for 10 hours
  6. Take a fresh coconut and add hot water grind into a puree 
  7. Mixed with appam batter and add soda. Stir well batter should be thin constistency( not too thick, if batter is thick add a cup of water)
  8. In a round skillet pour the ladle full of batter and lift the skillet and twist the skillet slowly 
  9. Sprinkle ghee/oil ( i used both) close the lid allow to cook until gets brown in color 
  10. When appam is ready the edges becomes crisp, slowly remove and serve with kurma
Kurma recipe is here -Kurma

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Anthony said...

Great reading yyour blog post

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you anthony