Appam is an easy-to-make South Indian recipe that you can prepare for your loved ones anytime. This traditional South Indian recipe is often enjoyed with curries and chutneys. Here’s how you can prepare this popular recipe at home with easily available ingredients. To prepare this easy recipe the traditional way, all you need is rice flour, sugar, dry yeast and coconut. However, if you are bored with the usual sweet version of Appam recipe, you can spice it up a bit by adding a little red chilli powder and salt as per your taste. In fact, if you want to make it even more interesting, you can garnish the appams with some grated cheese and top it up with some oregano flakes. We bet your guests will love the fusion twist to this traditional South Indian recipe.
Ingredients of Appam
1 kilograms boiled rice
4 cup water
salt as required
1 teaspoon dry yeast
2 cup grated coconut
1 teaspoon sugar
How to make Appam
Step 1 Soak rice for 5-6 hours
Appam is a delectable South Indian recipe, which can be prepared in a few minutes if all the ingredients are in place. Here’s how you prepare this delicious dish. Take a large bowl and soak 1 kilogram of rice in it for about 5 hours and then drain out the water from the bowl.
Step 2 Pressure cook the rice for 1 whistle
Once the rice is soaked, put a pressure cooker on medium flame and add the soaked rice in it along with 2 and a half cup of water. Close the lid and pressure cook the rice for 1 whistle. Once cooked, let the steam release on its own and open the lid.
Step 3 Prepare the Appam batter
Now, take a blender and prepare a mixture of cooked rice and grated coconut. Then take a bowl and add sugar, dry yeast, salt and water. Leave the mixture unattended for half an hour. After half an hour, mix both the mixtures well and combine them together. Let the batter ferment for about 8-9 hours and your Appam batter will be ready.
Step 4 Prepare Appam and serve with chutneys
Put a pan on medium flame and spread the mixture in it. Now cover the pan with a lid and heat for 3-4 minutes, then reduce the flame to low. The appam is now ready, enjoy it with your choice of curry.
Step 5 Tips for making soft and delicious Appam at home
Appams are undoubtedly one of the best South Indian breakfasts. Though this recipe looks very simple and easy, there are a few things that you should take care of while cooking. 1. The batter should be made using the finest quality rice such as pachari. 2. Make sure you ferment the rice for at least 8-10 hours or overnight. 3. If you do not have yeast in your home, you can use coconut water for fermentation purposes. It will also make appam tastier than ever. 4. We have used cooked rice for the batter, as it makes the Appam soft and delicious.