Saturday, August 12, 2006

Ultimate Aappam

Ultimate Aappam-I am posting this Aappam recipe because some of my friends have difficulty in making soft aappams like we get from hotels.I have been making aappam for almost 3 years and everytime the output is guranteed.This is one of my signature dish.

Ingrediants
  • Raw Rice(i use sona masoori)-1 cup
  • Idly Rice(big rice)-1 cup
  • Urad dhal-1/2 cup
  • Vendhayam/Methi-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-1 tsp
Method

This is how it works for me,say i want to make aappams on Saturday,I soak the ingrediants on thursday night.Friday morning,i grind them along with 1 handful of left over cooked rice(it adds softness to the appam batter) .Dont make the batter too watery.Add water now and then.It takes 20 to 25 minutes in a wet grinder for the above mentioned quantity.Transfer the ground batter to a vessel.Collect the water you used to clean the wet grinder in a vessel and heat it by stirring it now and then.The water reduces to become a koolu/semi-liquid consistency.

water reduced to become koolu consistency

Allow it to cool and mix it along with the batter.Add salt and keep it near the oven.Saturday morning you can find the batter raised up.Heat the aappam kadai,grease it with little oil,pour one laddle full of batter into it and holding the two ends of the kadai swing it in a circular motion.The batter spreads around the kadai.Close it and leave it for a minute.The ends will be browned.It is time to take the aappams out.Serve it with thenkai pal.

my ultimate aappam

For Thenkai pal,grind grated coconut in a blender with little water,drain it in a strainer,add sugar to it.Sweetned coconut milk is ready.

9 comments:

Puspha said...

This is my fav breakfast.

Rajesh Prabhu. R said...

Here we get Japanees rice which is very big and stiky(when coocked) and we get Thai rice also.. which is similar to our rice.. and we use that....

can we make this aappam with that??

Rashmi said...

We can make aappam with raw rice(pacharizi in tamil) or any kind of uncooked rice.So if you get any kind of uncooked rice,then you can make aappams out of it.

tastycooks said...

Vow ulitmate appam looks delicious. Iam going to try this week. Thanks for the recipe.

Rajesh Prabhu. R said...

How to identify it is raw rice or not?? any clue plz...

Rashmi said...

Raw rice is also mentioned as parboiled rice in the label.

Anonymous said...

I do make aappams but this week end going to try exactly how you have mentioned. Let u know next week :)

Jothi said...

it came out very well.
thanks for the receipe.

Anonymous said...

parboiled rice is boiled reice .Not pacharisi.Pacharisi is called raw rice.