Appam dosa recipe

Recipe Categories: Breakfast Dishes
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Appam is a traditional breakfast recipe of south India. Appams are soft and spongy in the center and has a  lacy border. It is a healthy dosa recipe as it does not require much oil. Recently i visited Chennai and tasted this delicious dosa, got inspired and tried it, an easy to make recipe, simple in preparation, appam is served with sweet coconut milk, prepared with fresh coconut milk, sugar or jaggery and cardamom. 

Ingredients:

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Soaking Time : 4 to 6 hours
Fermenting Time : Overnight
Cooking Time : 2 min per appam

To soak –

Raw rice – 1 cup

Par boiled rice (idli rice) – 1 cup

Urad dal – 2 1/2 tsp

Fennugreek seeds – 1 tsp

Other ingredients –

Cooking soda – 1/4 tsp

Salt

Appam pan

Oil for greasing

 

 

Method:

Soak raw rice, par boiled rice, fenugreek seeds and urad dal for 4 hr, grind it to a smooth paste and keep ready.

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The batter should be of thinner consistency than normal dosa batter. Store it in an airtight container, leave it for another 10 hours or overnight to ferment. In the morning the appam batter would have raised nicely.

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The consistency of the batter must be similar to neer dosa batter. Before making appams, add cooking soda and salt,mix well. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Heat a appam pan by greasing oil in it. (First coat the appam pan with oil using a cloth/paper napkin. Add a drop of oil into the pan and wipe it all over with a cloth.)

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Heat the appam pan, then reduce the heat to low. Now add a ladle of batter in the center of the pan.(pan should not be too hot)
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Holding both the handles of the pan, rotate the pan in such a way that the batter spreads all around in a circle. The remaining batter will come to the center naturally.
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Cook in a medium flame. Close the lid of the pan,
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Once the appam is cooked and the edges start turning brown, remove the appam from the pan.

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Transfer it to a serving plate.

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Enjoy traditional appam with sweetened coconut milk, curry or with chutney.

To prepare sweetened coconut milk –

Prepare thick coconut milk , add grated jaggery or sugar to adjust to your taste, stir until it dissolves, add cardamom powder. That’s  it sweetened coconut milk is ready to enjoy with appam.

 

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