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Showing posts with label appam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label appam. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vattayappam / Rice Cake

Vattayappam or Rice Cake is a main item in Kerala.
Rice - Coconut batter cooked in steam to prepare this item.

  • Raw rice flour -1 cups
  • Grated Coconut - 1 ½ cup
  • Cumin Seed - pinch
  • Cream of Rice (thari)/Rava- 1 tbsp
  • Ghee- ½ tsp
  • Yeast -½ tsp
  • Sugar- 5 tbsp
  • Salt - ¼ tsp 
  • Water

  • Lightly roast rice flour about 3 minutes.
  • Mix yeast with sugar in 5 Tbsp warm water and keep aside.
  • Grind Coconut and cumin seed to a fine paste.
  • Cook the cream of rice in little water by stirring continuously.
  • Mix rice flour, cooked cream of rice and yeast and knead into a soft dough. 
  • Add the coconut paste mix to the dough with little water and mix well. 
  • Add Salt and mix well to make a thick batter.
  • Grease ghee in a pan (steel plate) and pour the batter into it.
  • Steam it well in an idli steamer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove it from the steamer. 
  • Let it cool for sometime and remove from the pan.
Recommended Combination: Vattayappam / Rice Cake can be served hot with Chicken Curry / Chicken Stew / vegetable Kurma / Chicken Kurma / Kadala Curry

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.