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Appam~ Indian Flat Bread

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Appam~ Indian Flat Bread
Appam~ Indian Flat Bread

Holidaying in God’s Own

Want to know what you can
have for breakfast? The choices are myriad from idlis to dosas to Appams.

 I was surprised when I was
researching Indian Flat breads that Appams, dosas make a part of flat breads. To
read about Indian flat breads you can check out here.
Appams are very famous in the Kerala cuisine, an
Appam is a fermented rice pancake made of rice and coconut.  Appam are eaten as a breakfast or dinner
mostly. Traditionally Appam is made using toddy to ferment the batter, but now
mostly yeast is used for this process. The batter usually needs about 8 hours or overnight to ferment. Good
Appam shape should be thin one the outside with a thicker center that is well
cooked and fluffy.


Recipe Source: My Cooking Journey
Preparation time:  about 8 hours
Cooking time: about 40 minutes
Difficulty level: easy
  • 2 ¼ cups raw rice (I used
    sona masoori)
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste

  • Soak the rice for about 4-5
    hours or overnight.
  • Drain the soaked rice and
    grind it well adding the coconut and the cooked rice along with it.
  • Grind it to a smooth batter.
    The batter should neither be too thick or too thin.
  • In a bowl dissolve the yeast
    in about ½ cup of tepid water and 1 tsp of sugar.
  •  Let the yeast dissolve for about 10 minutes and
    then mix it well to avoid any lumps.
  • Add the dissolved yeast,
    sugar and salt to the batter and mix it well.
  • Keep it covered to ferment
    for about 3-5 hours.
  • Once the batter is ready
    gently mix it.
  • Heat the Appam pan (I used a kadhai/wok)
    and if needed grease it slightly. If it is a non stick pan, you will not need
    to grease it.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter
    in the center of the pan and then holding the handles of the pan, swirl the pan
    around to spread the batter.
  • Cover the lid on the pan and
    let the Appam cook in low heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the bottom of the Appam
    is crispy and the top looks cooked remove it and keep it warm.
  • Repeat the same with the rest
    of the batter.
  • Serve it right away with a
    spicy curry or stew.
Appam~ Indian Flat Bread
Appam~ Indian Flat Bread

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