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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Appam-recipe

This is my way of making appam,we all like it to have with coconut milk sweetened with jaggery and flavoured with cardamom!  This may not be the authentic way of making appam with yeast or coconut/coconut milk, but its a fool proof recipe,which gives you soft,crisp and lacy appams. The fenugreek seeds and cooked rice/aval(poha) does the magic. If you want coconut in this same recipe, just add 1/4 cup of grated coconut while grinding.

Appam recipe



Appam recipe

Check out this vegetable stew for side dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time: 12 hrs    |  Cook time: 5 mins per appam    Makes: 20

Ingredients


Raw rice(I use basmati rice)  1 & 1/2 cup 
Idly rice  1 & 1/2 cup 
Urad dal/vellai ulundhu(whole)  1/8 cup 
Fenugreek seeds/vendhayam  1 tblsp 
Salt  As needed 
Cooked rice or Poha/aval  1/4 cup 
Cooking soda  1 generous pinch 


Method:

  1. Soak both rice together(soak aval if you are using) and urad dhal,fenugreek seeds together for 3 hrs.
  2. First grind urad dal and fenugreek together till smooth and fluffy adding around 1/2 cup water,then add rice,enough water and grind till smooth(add cooked rice if u are adding ,add while you add rice).
  3. Mix salt and keep for fermentation overnight.
  4. fermented batter
  5. Batter should be little bit watery than idly batter(just pouring consistency) and should not be heavy,should be light.
  6. Before you decide to make aapam,add the cooking soda and stir well.
  7. Heat a heavy bottomed kadai and pour 1 1/2 laddle of batter.
  8. pour in kadai
  9. Just spread in the sides of the pan like we spread dosa,leaving little batter still in the middle( I find this method easier and quicker).
  10. how to spread
  11. This will give you thin edges,just like if we rotate the pan. If  you are convenient in rotating the pan,then hold the two sides of the pan and rotate in a circular motion to get a thin edge.
  12. If you use oil just drizzle a few drops after u make the aapam,if you do so before then batter will not spread evenly.
  13. I love mine browned
  14. Cook covered in a medium low flame and serve hot with your choice of side dish,stew or kurma or simply coconut milk!

Appam-with-coconut-milk

I like mine,slightly browned and crisp,so after I  open the lid,I keep the flame in high to turn it brown,so its ur choice to brown it and have it crispy or have it soft and white…

Notes:
  • If the batter is too thick,it wont get cooked properly in the middle, so dilute with water for a pouring consistency.
  • Add sodium bi carbonate carefully,dont add too much as it will lead to appam stuck to the pan!
  • Even adding too little cooking soda will give you un cooked appams at the middle.

aapam reflection

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70 comments:

  1. AApam looks ..slurrp..I can't even complete my sentence and I am all drooling.....

    Congratulations on your award and thanks for thinking of me..

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  2. Hey Awesome ..Thats the gorgeous pics ever ..I love that small 2nd pic awsome girl ..
    Hey congrats on ur Award ..Nice to know about u ! Thanks for sharing with me dear soo sweet of u !

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  3. Congrats on your well deserved award. Aapam looks delicious,all your recipes have real step by step instructions. I think even a person without any knowledge of cooking can easily manage looking at your posts. You really rock, keep going.

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  4. one of my fave kerala dishes :)

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  5. What a lovely appam dear..Exactly my kind,crisp n soft...
    loved ur 2nd pic..looks so nice...I always prefer this with vegetable stew.

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  6. Appam wit stew..I've eaten...yet to eat it wit coconut milk and jaggery though

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  7. simply superb perfectly fermented and look at that holes wow great job.
    aapam is one of my fav. too. Congrats on your award dear.

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  8. i like my appams to be crisp too..but i mostly use the readymade mix and add coconut milk to it and ferment it overnight.

    congrats on the award! :)

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  9. congrates on ur award...appam my fav with chicken curry woooooooo...its heaven..

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  10. Aapams look awesome...they are sp tempting. I like it with some spicy curry, not very fond with coconut milk.

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  11. Hi Raji,
    Aapms look yumm, very thoughtful of u to have put up the detailed pictorial :) ur method seems easy, thanks
    Congratulations on ur well deserved award!! and it was nice getting to know more about u :)
    Enjoy the award!
    TC

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  12. Aapam looks wonderful. Looks so tempting and yummy. Congrats on your award.

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  13. Ihave never tried this at home and even tasted outside. My mom makes it well.Somehow i never tasted.Step by step explanation really superb.Will try soon.

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  14. Aappam looks very spongy.. Nice detailed pics.

    Nice to know more about u thro the tag. Congrats on the award.

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  15. Congratulation on your award....Wow awesome aapam .. Superb... Looking delicious and yummy......

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  16. Appam looks yum Raji!!. I used to make in Appam Pan. Great click!! Congrats on your award .

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  17. mmm. crunchy edges! Please pass me that dosa. looks tempting :)

    Congrats on the award!!

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  18. Wow....that's a delectable appam.....looks yum....

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  19. I love the small pic especially..Its excellent..Congrats on ur award:)

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  20. hi raks, thank you so much for remembering me!!, as always your photos rock, as Mangala said i too did love the 2nd small picture, that is simply superb, love aapams, i have never had it with coconut milk!!, must try it sometime, my hubby might enjoy it!! OMG!, i would have forgotten rocking over my award, congrats on your award, actually i do not no if i deserve it, my blog is really not anyway near yours..., & thanks for sharing it with me...

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  21. WOww Appam looks amazing Raks!! am really drooling rite now here..Congrats on ur award!!u really deserve it yaar!

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  22. looks soooo yummy. even I like all my dosas, aapams etc crispy and brown!

    I have a useless mixer here - which will not grind anything!! I am thinking of making aapam with rice flour!

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  23. nice explanation raks,,as usual good pictures too...

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  24. love appams. never made them from scratch though!!

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  25. lovely aapam..looks crispy and perfect....please do check my blog for my new event and enjoy participating

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  26. Appam is delicious.. i tried out one last week it ddidnt come out well.. will try your version.. Congrats on your award dear... Its nice to know abt you!!

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  27. great recipe.I also like the aapam just the way you have made.good pictures

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  28. lovely....your way of making the appam is just fabulous..Bookmarking it..

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  29. and raks..congratulations on your award.. :-)

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  30. raks...one question reg the event...I prepared an elaborate lunch last weekend.There are around 5 items.. :-) Is it OK if I post the photos and the items prepared in one post which I will link to your event and post each recipe in different posts? Otherwise the post might become too lengthy...

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  31. Love the appams and great clicks.

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  32. nice version to make aapam like this. Lovely snaps... Enjoyed reading abt u:)

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  33. once i get this appam tava shall surely try it !! very nice tempting pics !!

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  34. Congrats on your awards. Appam looks good. I like mine soft and white. Should try it next time slightly browned. Any reason on using basmati rice???.

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  35. That looks spongy and soft just like the way it should be! Nice work

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  36. congrtas on ur award,appam looks so soft,totally different from the kerala appam...

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  37. Appam looks sooooo perfect!
    Congrats on ur well deserver award dear!

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  38. pls accept ur awads from my blog :)
    Thanks

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  39. appam never tried this..looks so crspy...should give it a try
    Raji I have few awards and a tag for u..
    please do collect them

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  40. I have never made appam & have eaten it only once. looks like i am missing a lot! thanks for the steps, makes it easier for me who knew nothing on appams.
    Soma(www.ecurry.com)

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  41. Hmm my previous comment is not there :(..anyways I was so stuck with you appam that checking again in the middle of nite ! so want to ask u now...it is must to add idli rice? Also with later tell me measurement for 2 or 3?? this 3cups rice looks so much to me na? Will bug u in chat ;)

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  42. Appam looks so soft and fluffy..:)

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  43. Cilantro,
    No specific reasons for using Basmati rice,only I dint had raw rice,i used basmati rice :)
    Priti
    Using idly rice gives u a soft moist aapam,other parboiled rice I think will make ur aapam dry and wont be so fluffy...:)

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  44. Hi raks appams luk yummy..but can u give me measurement like for 3people coz i don't know how to divide the urad dhal and rice measures...can u help...thanku

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  45. Sabina, 3/4 cup raw rice,3/4 cup idly rice (or use any one of this rice 1 & 1/2 cups) and then add 3 tblsp of urad dal,add 2 tblsp of fenugreek seeds and just a little cooked rice say a fist full while grinding. If you dont have cooked rice you can also add one fist full of rice flakes/poha/aval along with rice for soaking. This will be more than enough for 3.

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  46. Thanku raks,,,will give a try and get back with the results..

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  47. Rak's this is such a wonderful recipe and the measurements u gave a more than enough and i made it for sunday and left with batter for monday morn too....hubby and daughter loved it and the aapam had a nice flavour too...unlike wat i make without coconut/cooked rice...so thanku once again and i made lamb trotter to go with this and i've tagged u for the aapam recipe and posting it for the BM this week....(will post for 3rd day)And am new to blogging do check my blog when u find time...http://sabcancook.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love aapam but I have not tried it at home. Will try now :-)..very yummy

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  49. Thank you so much raks I love ur blog and learnt the basic cooking from ur site and I hope u keep posting our tradition foods its been a big hit in my home by learning from ur blog and congrats on the award , its worthful.

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  50. I tried ur aapam and the result was so tasty same like nalla's appa kadai in chennai (famous appa kadai in chennai)plz visit my aapam n leave ur valuble comment

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  51. wow its gr8 looks so yumy i ever trybut i cant make how can i make bbut i will try try again and again...............thanks

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  52. Pakka Measurement. Tried and came out very well. Thank u so much

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  53. I am a new reader to your blog. Wish to try some of your breakfast receipe. Later will be able to feed back to you. Tq

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  54. yes..This recipe was a hit....excellent and very tasty and soft

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  55. Appam came out very well!!...Thanks for the detailed recipe

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  56. Hi Raks,
    I tried our appam today.. Came out nicely.. Am happy.. Thank you..

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  57. Hi Raks,

    I tried your appam today and it came out very well.. Am happy..
    Thank you.. Keep going..

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  58. I tried this recipe this morning and the aappams were so soft... I must say that it boosted my confidence in cooking... Thank u sooooo much Raks....

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  59. Hi Raks

    Can u tell me how many aappams this measurement serves?

    Thanks
    Bhuvana

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    1. Not sure, but around 25 approx.

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  60. hi appam supr..is cooking soda same as baking soda.?

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  61. hi thanks again my appam has turned out really well i wanted to kno can v prepare dosa with the leftover batter and have it wit chutney?

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    1. Yes you can try that. eat it with any spicy chutney like my poondu milagai podi.

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  62. What is idly rice? You mean raw rice? Pls clarify. Tks.

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    1. Its is not raw rice. It is parboiled rice available in south indian Tamil shops. It's specially meant for making idli dosa batter

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  63. Appam looks yummy, you are such a nice cook Raks :)

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  64. Raks... i tried several Appam Recipe... but all flop... twice i tried ur receipe... i got awsome Appam... my Hubby loved it... it came out fantastic... thanks..

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  65. raks super appam. how did u get that bowl shaped appam in ur second click.i want my appam to stand like bowl like that of hotels.help me.i would like to have it with coconutmilk and vadacurry.always a winning combo.

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  66. I just made it in kadai as mentioned in the post. Follow it, you will sure get it.

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