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