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June 25, 2012

APPAM | CHETTINAD AAPAM RECIPE






I got this recipe from here. But i did not follow the same method which was given there instead i used my mom’s method for ease n convenience.The result was fluffy ,soft aapam which we had with vegetable stew. We loved it.Thanks to solai aachi for this wonderful recipe. This is sure a keeper. There are so many aapam recipes on net. Even i had posted some from my friend. Most of the recipes have urad dal , methi seeds and coconut milk .I was also making aapam using these ingredients. But my mom said it would smell more like dosa . She also said aapam has a typical coconut smell and taste. So this time i used only rice n coconut. As my mom said , it has that smell n taste. Next time i am planning to try solai achi’s authentic method and post it Smile



INGREDIENTS

  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Boiled rice –1 cup
  • Cooked rice - 1/4 cup 
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Cooking soda – 2 pinches
  • Salt – As needed
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Coconut water – little

METHOD

  • Soak both the rice together for 2-3 hrs.
  • Break the coconut and take the water.Set aside.Grate it and keep aside.
  • Grind the rice together adding the coconut water & cooked rice.
  • Add half of the required salt.After the rice starts to grind , add the grated coconut.
  • Add water if necessary. Make sure the batter is not too watery.It should be thick.Allow it to ferment overnight or 8 hrs.
  • The next day morning , add 2 pinches of cooking soda , sugar and little salt.Mix well and keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Heat the aapam skillet (aapam chatti) and pour a ladleful of batter in the centre.
  • Now swirl the aapam skillet in a circular motion so that the sides would be thin and center portion would be thick.
  • Cover with a lid and cook in medium flame for few mins.
  • The sides will raise and center portion will be cooked with holes on it.
  • Remove the aapam and enjoy with stew !!

We had  aapam with **sweetened coconut milk and vegetable stew.

**  For Sweetened coconut milk
Grind 1/4 cup of grated coconut with 1/4 cup of warm water and take the first extract.Add 3- 4 tsp of sugar and 2 crushed cardamom pods.Mix well , heat for few secs . Pour it on top of aapam and enjoy..

TIPS from Mrs.Mallika badrinath:

1. When bubbles does not form in the dosa, add little more cooking soda.
2. If the bottom of the dosa sticks to the pan and doesn’t come out well that shows coconut milk added is more than the required measure.




16 comments:

  1. super ...link it up with street party food event in my blog.

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  2. so soft and delicious looking appams, perfectly done!! we too make it almost the same way :)
    Spicy Treats

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  3. I think I have had this with sweetened coconut milk at some Indian restaurant in Malaysia...looks delicious..

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  4. Never tried this at home as i am not a big fan of appam. But my hubby likes this! nicely done and explained chitra

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  5. Love appam...my fav...appam and veg stew, yummy combo...tempting.

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  6. Wow prefect looking super soft aapams, loving it.

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  7. Hi chithra ,

    appam looks SupErbbbbbb!!!

    Nicely demonsrated Chithra , Keep it up:))))

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  8. Love this always...

    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  9. Delicious appam, looks so yum...

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