Sunday, June 6, 2021

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All these years, I have always made this Instant and quick appams, which is my maternal home special, a fool proof recipe.

But this year I tried this traditional version and the recipe is  from my respected Manni (brother's wife)

Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Wheat flour - 2-3 tsps
Jaggery powder - 1/2 cup
Brown/white sugar - 2-3 tsps
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut - 2-3 tsps
Ripe small banana - 1/2
Baking powder or baking soda - a pinch (optional)
Oil and 2 tsps ghee to make the appams

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: festival delicacy/neivedhyam/karthigai
Soaking time: 3-4 hours or overnight; Cooking time: 25-30 mts totally

Yields 20 Appams

Raw rice washed and soaked in hot water for 3-4 hours

Then after soaking, rice added into the blender jar, along with wheat flour,  banana and coconut

Now jaggery, 3 tsps brown sugar and cardamom powder too. Always remember, adding some sugar enhances the sweetness of jaggery (my mom in law used to say)

Ground into a batter, and rest the batter for 30 minutes to an hour

Appe pan heated with oil and a drop of ghee in each cavity

After the oil becomes hot, keep the flames on medium and pour the batter. Do not over fill. fill to 3/4 level only

Flipped over...see how golden and puffed up they look!!!

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