Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Kovai Aappam ( கோவை ஆப்பம் )

Ingredients :
1.Raw Rice - 2 cups

2.Grated Coconut - 1 cup

3.Urud dhal - 3 tbsp

4.Fenugreek seeds - 1 tbsp

5.Cooked rice - 1/2 cup

6.Baking soda - 1 tsp

7.Salt - to taste

8.Oil - as reqd

Method :

1.Soak the rice ,urud dhal and fenugreek seeds together for about 4 - 5 hours.

2.Grind to thick and Smooth Paste with Grated coconut.

3.Add the salt and baking powder into the batter and keep aside the batter to ferment for the overnight.(for 10 hours)

4.On the next day,blend the batter well.

5.Heat the appam kadai,pour the batter in the centre of the kadai.

6.Lift the pan from the stove and tilt it in circular wise ( centre portion of the Aappam should be in thick).

7.Cover the Aappam kadai with the Lid and Cook it in low flame.

8.Steam the Aappam on one side only,dont flip it to other side to cook.

9.Serve the Aappam with Sweetened Coconut Milk or with Coconut chutney.

[Note: The Consistency for the Aappam batter should be too watery,(not like for the idli batter).]

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