Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Aapam | Rice with coconut pancake

Aapam is a traditional recipe in Kerala. I learned this aapam from my sister. Aapam is different from other regular pancake, soft inside and crispier outside. They make different versions with or without yeast. Try this simple version of aapam. It can be served with plain coconut milk and sugar, sodhi or vada curry.



Ingredients:

  • Raw rice - 3 cups
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cooked rice - 1/2 cup
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste

Method:

Soak both rice, urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a bowl with plenty of water for 4 hours. Remove the water. Using a blender grind the rice to a smooth paste using 1/2 cup or a cup of water. Then add the cooked rice, salt and grated coconut and grind to mix together to form a nice smooth consistency. Ferment the batter for overnite or 8 hours.

While preparing aapam, add baking soda and sugar and mix well. If need add water to a pouring consistency (pancake consistency).

In a small wok, apply some oil and leave it for 2 hours or so. This helps the appam without sticking in wok. If it is a separate aapam pan, skip this.

Pour a ladle full (say 1/4 cup) of batter  in a hot wok or appam pan and swirl it immediately. A thin later of the batter sticks to the sides of the pan and a small pool of batter in the middle. Add 1/4 tsp of oil on the sides and cover the pan in simmer and remove it.

Note:
  • If you don't have wok or aapam pan, you can prepare with any skillet. 
  • Sugar can be drizzled on top, the kids will love it.
  • Instead of raw rice basmati rice can be used too.


22 comments:

Hema said...

Very crispy and soft at the same time, love these with coconut milk..

Shobha said...

This is a different recipe of appams.I don't like the sweet ones..but love the appams with non-veg currys.

Shailaja Reddy said...

Different pancake.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Adding urad dal and fenugreek seeds in appam is new to me...Love those crispy laces...Soft and delicious looking ones..

Divya Pramil said...

Has come out very perfect and crisp :) Loved the clicks too! Yummy!! I love appam with sweetened coconut milk :)

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Alida said...

Mmm... rice with coconut, very yummy! This is a very good dish.

Sangeetha said...

perfect n flavorful Aappam...i just love it with sweet coconut milk...well made!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nicely made anu. Quite tempting

Akila said...

My favorite one... Adding coconut is new to me... Will this this...

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Adding coconut !!!?? That's new to me...
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Priya said...

Inviting, adding coconut sounds interesting and quite new to me.

Chitra said...

Love its lacy looks.. perfect !!

faseela said...

yummy n crispy appam...

Non stick, Nutty and Sous chef said...

You have no idea how much of a role Appams play in our kitchen! Love it! i generally make it with yeast, but heave heard lots of versions with baking soda too. Now, only wish i had a dish of stew and appams! :)

divya said...

yummy and delicious....

Julie said...

crisp & delicious appam,yummy!!
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DivyaGCP said...

Delicious appam.. Perfect with coconut milk.

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Yummy!
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow delicious appam...luks perfect...

Apu said...

They look so tempting!!

Lizy said...

love to fill it up with maybe a salad or ice cream! sounds and looks very versatile.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

That is such a delicious aapam.. Love its shape

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