On the auspicious days like varalakshmi pooja, gokulashtami,and karthigai deepam, appam is usually a must made prasadam for God. Appam is traditionally made using raw rice and jaggery with the flavour of cardamom. Bananas in appam makes the appam really delicious. Try doing these healthy appams during pooja days and even on other days for your kids and enjoy the dish with your family.
⏲ PREP TIME : 20 Minutes
⏲ COOK TIME : 30 Minutes
🍴Course : Dessert
🥘 CUISINE : Indian
🥗YIELD : 25 Appams
INGREDIENTS REQUIRED :
Raw rice – 1 cup (my 1 cup is 250ml)
Jaggery – 1 cup
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Wheat flour – 2 tbsp
Coconut grated – 1/3 cup
Baking soda – 1pinch
Cardamom- 1/2 tsp
Banana – 2 (puvan)
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil to fry
Soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hours .
Heat a pan, add jaggery and water .
once jaggery dissolves, stop the flame.
Strain it to remove impurities.
In a mixer jar, add the soaked, drained raw rice, bananas and cardamom powder.
Grind them using the jaggery syrup to a smooth batter.
To the batter add grated Coconut or finely cut coconuts, baking powder and wheat flour.
Mix them well like dosa batter using jaggery syrup or water if required to adjust consistency.
Heat paniyara tawa, add little oil to holes in tawa (mix 2 tbsp ghee to oil for frying).
Pour the batter till the rim of the holes. Cook them in medium flame.
When you see holes on the top of the appams, its time to turn over them.Always use a spoon to turn over. When you get nice colour on both sides, it is done.Appams are ready to serve.