Monday, May 2, 2011

Vellayappam/Appam

Hai friends....Now I have become a very busy mom....My kid has become a big boy...so he keeps himself busy by helping me whole day....Youlll want to know How he helps me.....
1. He disconnects all the plugs from the sockets and checks if proper current is passing through the socket by putting his screw driver(cute little fingers)
2. He helps me to clean the whole house by finding smallest of the things on floor and ya eating them up....Gave me two attacks by acting as if he got choked....to my luck nothing great happened.
3. Unfolding all the clothes that I am folding....
4. Reaching to the table and pulling things down...etc etc etc....
     So now I have started to be around him....always...A blink of the eye and he is upto something...very dangerous...and ya I forgot one main thing...He never leaves me alone...always stays awake..:)...If I get angry he shouts at me...If I scold him He gives a smile ..If I call him here He goes and sits there...So altogether I am very very busy....
 Now todays post...Appam is a common recipe in kerala...Traditionally it is made using a small amount of cooked rice, and fermented coconut water...Here is a easy recipe to prepare appam...

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Rice Flour -  2 cups
Rapid Rise Yeast - 1 tsp
Sugar -3 tbsp
Rice Powder/Rava (Semolina) -2 tbsp
Thick Coconut Milk -1/2 to 1 Cup (I use Canned Coconut Milk)
Water as needed
Salt to taste


Method Of Preparation:
1. For making Rice/Rava Paste (Kurukku) , take 2 cups of water in a pan and add 2 tbsp of rice/rava. Bring it to a boil stirring continuously. Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring. When the mixture becomes a thick paste, remove it from heat and allow it to cool.
2. In a big bowl, combine  Rice Flour, Sugar, cooled Rice/Rava paste, Yeast along with Coconut Milk and  salt. Add 1/2 to 1 cup water(more if needed) and blend/whisk everything to form a smooth  batter. The batter should be like dosa batter,loose in consistency...
3. Leave the batter in a warm place for around 3-4 hours and allow it to ferment.
4.Heat the appam pan/chatti. Pour a ladle full of batter into a appam pan/Chatti (deep round pan used for appams) and swirl the pan lightly, spreading the batter to the sides of the pan.

5. Cover with lid and allow it to cook for around 3 minutes on medium heat. When the center of appam is done and the edges start detaching, remove the appam carefully from the pan. Do not flip appams.The other side will be cooked with the steam,when you close the lid.


6. Serve warm with stew/ any curry of your choice.

Tips:
1. If using dry yeast add luke warm water and  sugar mix and keep aside for 10 min to froth(yeast to become active).Then mix this with the other ingredients and let it stand for min 8 hrs/overnight to ferment. Use luke warm water only,not hot water.

Here is the pic of a small helping hand from my son....I had given him spoon...so he came running behind me...gave me the spoon to click and is about to take the wok...:)

62 comments:

  1. Appam is always my favorite..i cant say no to it. Looks delectable..
    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  2. Appam looks so lovely and perfectly done.. good to hear your kid is keeping urself busy..
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  3. Looks so soft and fluffy. Delicious.

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  4. Seems like you are going through terrible two period.Good luck dear.Appam look so perfect and yum.

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  5. Couldnt stop laughing reading about all the help from ur naughty son..I am also getting exactly the same help from my little one..all kids are the same :).
    Appams are my favouite..they are looking great !!

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  6. I always make appam by grinding soaked rice and since I had loads of rice flour in my pantry, I was looking for a recipe with rice flour. And out of laziness to search one, I came with my own receipe which is almost similar to this and thankfully my appams came ok -ok.. Thanks for the proper measurements and a good recipe.

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  7. SOo naughty lil one..Appam with coconut milk and sugar goes directly to my fav list, love it..

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  8. Hi reshmi , this is a easy way to make appams. Don't hav to wait for a day for the batter to ferment. But u hav mentioned to use rava , is it rava as such or rava powder?

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  9. Soft and yummy appam..delicious breakfast

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  10. Aww, that is an adorable write-up. Loved reading it and of course a great recipe :-)

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  11. delicious appam perfect for breakfast

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  12. The Appam looks delicious and I am glad you have a cute lil helping hand !

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  13. wow! this is wonderful! very interesting recipe....nice idea:)

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  14. @ chitra: Ya its very easy,use rava as such not the powder.

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  15. Spongy and tasty appam! Love to have with korma:)

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  16. I use cooking soda instead of yeast.,will cums gud.. :)

    Yeah... wat a busy man?? & keeps Mom busy... :) Enjoy the lovely days... :)

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  17. Love this anytime with egg curry... Urs looks perfectly done...

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  18. Appam looks soft and delicious.
    Reshmi I can really understand your situation now.It is very difficult to deal with toddlers after their first b'day.. Me too in the same boat.
    South Indian Home

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  19. Awww you have such a loving helping hand :) The appam looks delicious ....

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  20. Kids are angels in disguise:) Am sure your cutie is a darling:) Love the appams... Do try to post one of the recent pic of your kiddie..:)
    Reva

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  21. I used to try the same way with rice flour except for the rava part ..thats new for me...will try next time

    Enjoy each moment of the precious time with ur little one

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  22. Appam looks superb!!! aww... this is the inquisitive stage of the baby... though don't worry, this too shall pass.. i remember, i was always tensed when my son was tht age... though he's 4 and still likes to roll in folded laundry, unscrew and dismantle his toys and stick things in his ear!!!!

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  23. Easy and yummy! This is my favorite too...

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  24. wow loved to read abt ur son...me to have a 4 year old....and appams i love it even if u give me 3 times a day

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  25. Hey Reshmi,
    My younger one is also giving me the same kind of helping hand...enjoyed reading your post...Appams look just perfect.

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  26. hugs to ur little one... enjoy ur time with ur baby...before u even realize he will be a big school going kid... nice appams...

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  27. lol, that is very cute and I know busy age. My little one is 19 months and whenever I am home, he keeps me on my toes by getting into anything and everything :)

    The appams look awesome. I have never had them, but seen quite a few bloggers making them :)

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  28. oh i adore appam, we eating with fresh sweet coconut milk :)

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  29. Nice appams. Your little one is keeping you really busy :)

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  30. Perfect looking appams dear..Great recipe!

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  31. wow these are my absolute favorite type of dosais hardly get to eat them - but I have bought the pan and kept for one of my sibs to bring from India when they visit next :) Awesome post!!!!

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  32. Adipoli appams, this recipe measurements are quite to new to me thiugh, i always make from scratch!!

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  33. Wonderful presentation, tempting n looks fabulous..

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  34. lovely blog..first time here..and a gud set of kerala recipes too.
    Do visit my space
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  35. I never tried Appam with yeast...Thanks for this instant recipes..

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  36. I can imagine your son doing all that!..enjoy..:))..appam looks great

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  37. First time here. You have a lovely space. Love appams with coconut milk .. pictures look good. Following you. Do drop by my blog when you get a chance.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  38. Nice looking recipe! I really enjoyed reading about your kid. Thank you for putting a smile on my face :)

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  39. Ha ha that was a nice write up- your son sounds so adorable!
    Appam looks great- never really tried it- will try :)
    US Masala

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  40. What a coincidence.. My batter is ready to make aapam today !!! aapam is my all time fav..

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  41. Loved the write up bout ur lil one :) And the appams look inviting..Love it with stew!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  42. vellayappam adipoli. Here also situations is same.

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  43. My fav anytime..looks super perfect

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  44. My favorite..looks so perfect and yummy!!

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  45. i have forgotten the last time i had appam:(

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  46. Kids are adorable more so during the toddler years lovely appams Reshmi.

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  47. Appam looks very nice, yummy and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

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  48. Want to try this from long....Appam looks yum...

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  49. Your kid is so cute with all his actions :)
    Appam looks really nice.

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  50. Appam is always my favorite... looks very yummy ...
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  51. Happy Mother's day Reshmi..
    Appam looks delicious..would love to try this sometime soon..thanks for the recipe!

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  52. My all time fav... Looks so prefect... YUM!

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  53. Haha...such antics! Enjoy it all, 'cos kids pass this stage too soon and then you'll miss it! Vellappam is my favorite bread esp for dinner.

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  54. Ur little sounds definite to be a naughty boy.. I am sure u would be enjoying his little mischief's.. appam is so soft.

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  55. Tats a easy Appam recipe...enjoyed reading your lil' ones helping...same here also suffered lot sometimes they play with current n other unwanted things...really it's tough to manage them..you can't scold them...need more patience...for me 2 boys OMG suffered lot now ok able to manage them :) take care of your son..tat too with plugs ...

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  56. yummy soft Appam..loved all your recipes ..Glad to follow you !

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