Jan 4, 2012

Special Appam

Special Appam

A tasty appam goes well with any veg or non veg gravy dishes of your choice !!!

You will need

1 cup (200 g) raw rice (pachari)

½ cup cooked and cooled rice

½ cup grated coconut

1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

5 shallots / small onion, chopped

½ teaspoon salt

To prepare yeast solution:

1 teaspoon dry yeast

Warm water -1/4 cup (45 ml)

Sugar – 1 teaspoon

Mix sugar and warm water. Add yeast and keep aside for 10-15 minutes or until a froth appears on the surface. Mix well until sugar and yeast granules are dissolved and well risen. Always use fresh yeast.


Wash and soak raw rice in 2 cups water for 5 hour. Drain out water. Then make a paste in a mixer with grated coconut, cooked and cooled rice, jeera and shallots. Sprinkle little water during grinding.

Transfer the batter into another big bowl / container. Add yeast solution and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 6 - 8 hours or overnight. Quantity of the batter will be double after fermentation. Finally add salt and mix the batter thoroughly.

Final preparation:

Heat a non - stick dosa pan. Reduce heat to medium. Grease dosa pan with little oil (optional). Pour ladleful of batter and make 2 – 3 circles. It should be thicker than normal dosa. Cover with a lid and cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Turn the other side cook till light golden color. Remove carefully with a flat spatula. Serve hot with any veg or non veg gravy dishes of your choice / coconut chutney ..

1 comment:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Interesting recipe...yummy..
Happy New Year..