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15 July 2014

Kerala Appam Recipe | Palappam | Kerala Laced Rice Pancakes | Step by Step Pictures

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Kerala Palappam


Kerala style laced rice pancakes ( Gluten free and vegan)
Prep Time: 4 hours, + more for fermentation
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 18 to 20 palappam
Ingredients:
  1. Raw rice ( Pachari) - 1.5 cups( see notes)
  2. Grated coconut - 3/4 cup ,heaped
  3. Cooked Rice - 1/2 cup
  4. Sugar- 1.5 to 3 tbsp 
  5. Yeast - 1/4 tsp
  6. Water - 1.5 cups
  7. Salt-  to taste
Instructions:
  • Wash the rice well and soak it for about 4 to 5 hours.
  • Grind together drained raw rice, grated coconut , cooked rice and 3/4 cup water to form a smooth batter.
  • Next add sugar,yeast and remaining water and blend for about 30 seconds or until sugar and yeast is completely dissolved.
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl.Cover and let it ferment  for about 5 to 8 hours( depending upon the temperature conditions) in a warm place , until almost doubled in volume.
  • After fermentation( for about 5 to 8 hours) add salt to taste.Gently stir the salt in.Cover and keep aside for atleast 30 minutes.The batter will rise a bit and will be light and foamy.
  • Heat the appachatti over medium high flame.Rub it with some oil if you are using an iron appachatti.( Skip this step if you are using a non stick appachatti.) Gently pour a ladle full of batter into the pan.
  • Immediately swirl the pan to spread the batter in a circle.Cover and cook for about a minute or until the edges turn golden brown.
  • Carefully remove the appam from the pan.Serve with vegetable curry/egg curry /chicken curry.

  • STEP BY STEP PICTURES:


  • In a bowl,add rice ( i used 1 cup raw rice and 1/2 cup basmati rice)and water , rinse it well.

  • Soak the washed rice in plenty of water for about  4 to 5 hours. 
  • Add grated coconut and cooked rice into a blender.
  • Add the drained ,soaked rice and 1/2 to 3/4 cup water to the blender.
  • Grind to form a smooth batter.
  • Next add sugar to the batter.  
  • Add yeast and the remaining water ,blend until sugar and yeast is completely dissolved ,for about 30 seconds.
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl.Cover and let it ferment  for about 5 to 8 hours( depending upon the temperature conditions) in a warm place , until almost doubled in volume.
  • The batter will look something like this,after fermentation.
  • Now add salt to taste.
  • Gently stir the salt in.Cover and keep aside for atleast 30 minutes.The batter will rise a bit.
  • Now the batter will be light and foamy.
  • Heat the appachatti over medium high flame.Rub it with some oil if you are using an iron appachatti.( Skip this step if you are using a non stick appachatti.) Gently pour a ladle full of batter into the pan.
  • Immediately swirl the pan to spread the batter in a circle.Cover and cook for about a minute or until the edges turn golden brown.
  • Carefully remove the appam from the pan.Serve with vegetable curry/egg curry /chicken curry.

  • NOTES
    • You can also use 1 cup raw rice and 1/2 cup basmati rice ,if desired.I feel adding 1/2 cup basmati rice makes appam more soft  and fluffy.
    • Adjust the quantity of water depending upon the type of rice you use.Basically the batter should be a bit watery so that the edges turn out really thin.
    • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.Adding a bit more sugar will help to get the edges golden brown.
    • Leftover batter can be refrigerated for upto 2 days.Bring down to room temperature before making appams.
    • You may serve appam with Nadan Mutta curryKerala Egg curry,Egg curry with potato ,Kadala curry,Kerala vegetable stew,Mutton stew,Kerala duck curry or even fish molly.




    16 comments:

    1. Lovely shots! & Appams are my all time favorite. I use idli/dosa rice & when I run out of them, then use sona masoori or Basmati rice. I love your appachetti! My mom has a similar one.

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    2. all the shots are mesmerising and love the appam shape

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    3. all the shots are mesmerising and love the appam shape

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    4. appam kadala curry! my fav.. Kothippichu mole..

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    5. You are just making me miss mum, home and naadu

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    6. beautifully made ! well done for step by step pictures. I had never seen the steps before on any Blog.. gives a real motivation to novices like myself, no!? :)

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    7. I love the lace of that appam

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    8. Hi, what do you mean by 'raw rice'? I have the dosa rice at home..is it that? Wd appreciate your response, as I am planning to make your anda curry.

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      1. Yes you may use dosa rice ,it is same as raw rice( pachari).You can also use basmati rice as mentioned in the recipe.
        Regards
        Vidya

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    9. The Appam came out very well I had used only Dosa Rice I did not add any basmati rice.

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    10. Thanks alot chechi.....Appam came out soft and tasty.....Perfect recipe for appam....:-)

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      1. So happy that it worked well for you.Thank you for the comment.
        Happy cooking
        Vidya

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    11. Yeah..it worked really well! Thank you:)

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    12. Hey, Great recipe. Can you let me know where you got that appam chatti. Its different from the regular ones i see in store in kerala. Thanks!

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