1.Raw rice - 1 cup
2.Par boiled rice - 1 cup
3.Urad dhal - 1 tsp
4.Fenugreek seeds - 2tsp ( to make aapam soft)
5.Coconut milk - 1 cup
6.Baking soda - a pinch
7.Salt - to taste
1.Soak 2 rices,urad dhal and fenugreek seeds for 7 hrs. After that grind the items nicely.
2.Add the coconut milk and salt with the aappam batter, the consistency of the batter should be watery. Leave the batter to ferment for 12 hrs (overnight).
3.After fermentation add the baking soda in the batter and stir it well.
4.Now place the aapam chatti in the stove, pour one laddle of batter inside the chatti help with your two hands swirl the chatti in a circular direction. ( i dont have aapam chatti, so i tried the aapam in my non-stick pan).
5.Pour oil around the edges and close the chatti with a lid for few minutes, till you see the aappam got golden brown on the edges and in the center turns soft.
6.For aapam don't need to flip to other side, take out the aappam from the chatti .
7.Serve hot the aapam with Sweet coconut milk or with chicken or lamb kuruma.(I tried the aapam with coconut milk and coconut chutney).
For Sweet coconut milk:
1.Coconut milk - 1 tin
2.Sugar - for your taste
3.Crushed cardamom pods - 4
1.Warm the coconut milk in the pot with sugar ( i used brown sugar) and cardamom pods for few minutes. Don't allow the milk to boil, just warm it for 5 minutes in the medium fire.
Fresh coconut milk is tastes better than the tinned milk. So, try to taste the aapam with fresh coconut milk. Here, we don't get coconut usually in the shop. So, i used tinned milk.
This delicious Aappam is going to be a part of:
Jihva- Break fast guest hosted by Veggie platter of suma started by Indira of Mahanandi