This is a traditional Chettinad snack item which will have its place on almost all important festival or pooja days. Being little bit sweet, it will be a real treat for sweet lovers
Raw rice-1 cup
Par boiled rice (idly rice)-1 cup
Urudh dhal- 1/4 cup
Peeled broken green dhal-1 table spoon
Thoor dhal-1 table spoon
Bengal gram-1 table spoon
Jaggery -1 ½ cup
Grated coconut-(1/2 cocunut)
Elachi (yelakkai) -6
Soak the rice and dhal for 1 hour. Put it in the grinder and grind for 10 minutes. Now add the grated coconut and grind to a smooth paste. Finally add the jaggery and the powdered elachi and grind till the jaggery nicely mixes.
The batter should be in the consistency of dosa batter. Keep the kadai in the stove .Pour the required amount of oil. Once the oil gets heated, keep the flame in sim and using a small spatula, slowly pour 1 spatulla of batter into the oil and wait for a second when the appam raises slowly pour the heated oil on top of the appam 2 or 3 times with the help of a spoon. This will enable the appam to be cooked fast and also to get a curled border (we usually call it as ‘karai katturathu’ in Tamil).Then turn the side, wait for a minute and remove from the kadai.It will not take much time to cook. So don’t wait till it turn brown.