It’s been quite a while since I last posted. And I had the privilege from my mom to make an Appam (Pronounced as aappum). And it came out brilliant The taste ranges from plain Dosa type to almost a sweet tinge. Eaten with Coconut Chutney it can make a simple yet very tasty breakfast. I urge you to try this as an alternative to your Dosas, Idlis, Sandwiches etc.
The main ingredient for Appam is Coconut milk which gives the unique sweet tinge. There are other varieties like Pal Appam (Milk Appam) and some other non-vegetarian types. Another popular variety is the Idiappam or the Sevai which looks nothing like an Appam or a Dosa. Another uniqueness is the curved shape of the final product.
This is achieved by using a curved pan(you get a lot of non-stick pans) or a bandli (called in kannada & tamil).So go ahead and try this for breakfast or as an evening snack.
And here’s my mother’s original recipe for it:
You will need:
For making the coconut milk:
- 1 cup freshly scraped coconut
- 1 cup of water
Grind the coconut scrapings with water in a mixer and squeeze as much milk out of this mixture. Store this in a seperate bowl. Coconut milk can also be prepared after making the batter.
For the Appam batter:
- Boiled Rice – 2 cups
- Raw Rice – 2 cups
- Urad Dhal – 1/2 cup
- Salt to taste
- A curved deep iron / non-stick pan
How to make / Method
- Soak all ingredients overnight in water for about 5 – 7 hours.
- Grind to a fine batter after this.
- Next morning, pour the prepared coconut milk into the batter.
- Add salt and mix the batter thoroughly.
- Pour the batter into the pan and spread like in a dosa.
- Do this carefully as all the batter might settle into the center of the pan.
- Let it heat for a while and the serve hot with Coconut Chutney.