Friday, 9 November 2012

EASY APPAM WITHOUT COCONUT



I never knew appam can be made without coconut and the boring process of “kappi kachal”. When my friend Rose mary shared this recipe I wanted to give it a try and to my surprise it turned out beautifully. Thank you dear for this super recipe.

Ingredients
1.      Raw rice(pachari)-2glass
2.      Urad dal-1tbsp
3.      Potato-half of 1 medium sized (cubed)
4.      Cooked rice-1 hand full or aval(rice flakes) soaked in water for 30 minutes
5.      Sugar-2tbsp
6.      Yeast-1/2tsp
7.      Water
8.      Salt

Method of preparation
1.      Wash rice and urad dal three times. Soak both together  for 3-4 hours.
2.      Grind all the ingredients except salt, in to a smooth batter by adding enough water. Keep it over night  for fermentation.
3.      When it is fermented, add salt and mix well. Heat a appachatty.Pour a ladle full of batter. Gently swirl the pan in order to spread the batter. Close with a lid. Let it cook in medium flame. When it is cooked the sides will get detached from the pan easily. Serve hot with stew ,kadala curry ..
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27 comments:

  1. Hai Rani, is the potato boiled and cubed or just raw potato??
    Susan Jacob

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  2. Hai Rani, is the potato boiled and cubed or just raw potato?? Susan Jacob

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    1. hi susan,
      thanx for visiting my blog.the potato to be used is raw.pls try it some time :)

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  3. Wow this is a completely new idea for me. New here and already luving it. Happy to be a part of ur site. :-)

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    1. Dear sherin,

      thanks for leaving comment.great to know that you luv my blog.thanx for being a part of this blog.

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  4. HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME APPAM BATTER WITH RAW POTATAO....INCREDIBLE...

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  5. I & my colleagues are frequent visitors of food blogs we discuss if we come across a new one...accidently I came across this blog...I think ur blog name lack that homely feel we feel as if its some english type but each of the recipes are toooo... good... once u meet the blog....this is the 1st time im posting comments...shee

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    1. hi anonymous,
      feeling lucky to be commented by some wonderful people.thank you for your suggestion about the name.actually i tried with many nostalgic names but they are already existed.so i ended up with this name.anyway keep visiting my blog.

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  6. Ya, we al stick to the above comment with rgd to the blog name....anyways recipes r awesome...nitha

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    1. hi Nitha,
      yes dear name change is under consideration..:)

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  7. this is a nice idea....

    cheers

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  8. First time to your blog..appam looks delicious.... great idea :)
    Following uuuuuu

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  9. Hi Rani...
    which cooked rice should be used?raw rice or kuthari?

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    1. hi kathu,
      sorry for the delayed replay..you can use any kind of cooked rice.
      pls try this sometime and let me know how it turned out :)

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  10. how many cups are equal to two glasses?

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    1. 2 glass is equal to one and half cup of standard measuring cup...hope this helps:)

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    2. thanks for the information. will try today itself.

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    3. thank you ..pls let me know how it turned out:)

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  11. I was sure that the caterers for our baptism parties did not use coconut in their appam and I was searching for such a recipe. Most we're just modified Dosas. But when I got married in 1978, someone gave me a recipe book with a similar recipe and I had always wanted to try it but didn't because I could not take a chance with breakfast rush.
    Now I am retired and have all the time in the world. I will try and let you know.
    Thanks

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  12. Hi
    I tried it and got a little confused with the measurements. Still it came out well. But it tasted like pathiri as the coconut taste is missing. Adding coconut milk powder may add to the flavour.

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    1. hi,
      thanks for ur interest in trying out my recipe.is that measurement confusing?let me know if anything in that recipe is not clear.i must admit that appam with coconut tastes always best :). you can even add some cow's milk instead of coconut milk.

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  13. Hi ... recipe is simple. May i know why potato used for ?

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  14. i am attracted by the recipe, but one doubt. I plan to add cow's milk in it. when shall i add it. soon after grinding the batter? or the next day half an hour before making appams?

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    1. dear lissie,
      thanks for visiting my blog. to be very honest i never have added cows milk in appam.but i know many people makes appam with cows milk.add it once the batter is fermented that is as u said on the next day.but one thing you should be really careful about the consistency of the batter.so add water accordingly while grinding.or else batter may get thin while adding milk on the next day.hope this helps .Happy cooking :)

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  15. Rani, i tried the recipe yesterday without any milk. It fermented so good that i made appams yesterday itself(It took only 3 hours for the batter to rise three times in volume). And the appams, they were super soft.
    thankyou for this supernice recipe

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    1. thanks Dear for the feedback...happy to know that you liked the recipe :)

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  16. Hello, I may have missed it, but didnt get when to add yeast.
    Do I add yeast while grinding?

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