Sunday, September 7, 2008

Vella Appam(sweet appam)

Appam is the favorite dish of Lord Ganesh and is a common prasadam for Sankashti and Ganesh Charthurthi, janmashtami and navrathri ..This dish is mildly sweet.Easy to prepare and nice to taste.

Raw rice -….. 1 cup,
Jaggery -…… 1 cup,
Cocunut(grated) - 1/2 cup,
Ripe Banana- 1
Cardamom – 4to5
Oil or ghee for frying

1.Soak the Rice separately in water for 2 hrs and Grind soaked rice adding little water till soft.
2.Then add the jaggery, coconut, banana, and grind to the consistency of dosa batter.finally add cardamom powder and mix well.
3.Heat the appa kaarai with oil/ghee. Pour one ladleful of the batter in each kuzhi till half.
4. Cook it in the medium flame, turn over and cook the other side till they become golden brown on all sides.yummy appam is done


Note:This can be relished even when it is hot. Also you can store this Appam in room temperature for upto 2 days.Without adding coconut it can stay good for up to 4 or 5 days. Adding bananas makes the Appam soft.

Another Method of making Appam:

Mix well the wheat flour or Maida cardamom,coconut and jaggery.( jaggery can be used like melt jaggery in 3-4tsp of warm water,strain for impurities .mix this along with rest of the ingredients.)
Mash banana well with hand,add along with above items.and add water to mix,make a thick batter like that of vada batter
Heat the appa kaarai with oil/ghee. Pour the batter in each kuzhi (till half). Turn the appams after some time and fry the other side of the appams.till they become golden brown on all sides


Unknown said...

wow... this time i will buy a kuzhi appam kadai from i am getting mouth watering...
same method, used wheatflour insted of rice flour. i will try soon.nice entry.. thxs for sharing dear...

Purva Desai said...

Thank you for the lovely sweet appam. I remember one of my colleague getting the same in the office.
Now I can try the same, thank you for sharing.

Dear requesting you to sent the picture of the dish in future.

ST said...

Sweet appam looks mouthwatering and tempting.Thanks for sharing.

Sameera Ansari said...

Wow!If it looks this good,how good must it taste :)

Hope you had a great Ganesh Chaturthi dear!

Vidhya said...

Hey Jaishree, r u from kerala. I love this vellappam. My patti makes this very often. She also make uppu appam along with this.

Sum Raj said...

looks cute and yummy..v call it as godda appo in konkani.....lovly entry.

Jaishree Iyer said...

Thank you sripriya; you can prepare it i wheat flour also taste will be the same.

Thank you purva It is easy to prepare.:)
Thankyou sireesha:)

Thank you sameera dear yes i had a gr8 ganesh chathurthi:)

Thankyou vidya iam not from kerala iam tirnelveli iyer.
Thank you suma:)

Illatharasi said...

Looks yummy:) will try your appam:)

Sagari said...

have a beautifulll site and appams look deleciousss

Indian Khana said...

Appam looking yum...thanks for the yummy entry :)

Dershana said...

Hi, Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking time off to comment :-)

Your appams look perfect. We call them unni appam, and generally serve them as prasad at Krishna/Vishnu temples. The lovely pictures brought in nostalgic memories of home :-)

Jaishree Iyer said...

Thankyou iilatharasi, priti, dershana:)
welcome here sagariand thanks for dweet comments.

raaji said...

i love those appams..but never got o taste them after coming here. i dont have the apam pan...where can i get that.....