Friday, February 27, 2015

Nalas appa kadai recipe Tamil Style Aappam

Aappam  recipe is the first in nalas appa kadai buffet menu. I searched the hotel in Bangalore but no branches then I tasted the recipe at nalas appa kadai velachery. Now Chennai people are enjoying the free home delivery. Appam is the most liked breakfast recipe in the state of Tamilnadu and rest of south India as well. The Appam is enjoyed with different types of curries, vegetable korma, coconut milk with sugar or spicy coconut milk.

Nalas appa kadai recipe Tamil Style Aappam ingredients
4 cup raw rice
2 tsp urad dal
2 tsp methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds
6 cups of water
4 tsp cooked rice
400 ml thick coconut milk. (You can squeeze coconut milk at home or you can use coconut milk powder available in the market and make medium thick coconut milk from it.
Salt as per taste
Sugar 2 teaspoon
Eno fruit salt 2 sachets

Nalas appa kadai recipe Tamil Style Aappam preparation
Thoroughly wash urad dal and rice and soak the both together in water for 5 to 6 hours. After 6 hours remove the water and make a smooth batter of rice and urad dal in the mixer. Add ½ cup water and 4 tsp of cooked rice in the mixer while grinding the batter. You need to make a fine thick batter so avoid adding more water while grinding. When the batter is ready add 2 cups of coconut milk in it and mix it well.

Pour the batter in the big bowl and add salt in it. After mixing salt properly cover the bowl and allow it to set for overnight or at least 7 to 8 hours. The batter will get fermented during this time. When the fermentation procedure is complete, add sugar, remaining coconut milk and Eno fruit salt in the batter. You need to stir the batter consistently and mix all the ingredients properly. It is necessary to prepare appam immediately after adding Eno fruit salt in it. Avoid keeping the batter in the refrigerator during fermentation process.

How to make Tamil style Aappam
To make soft and tasty appam, a special pan called Aappachatti is used. If you are not having it then you can make appams in your non stick pan or on dosa tawa instead.

Heat appachatty and spread some oil on it. Now pour a medium bowl size appam batter in aappachatti.  Lift the pan in your hands and move it slowly in a circular motion to spread the batter in the pan and make a round shape. Now close the vessel or aappachatti with lid and reduce the gas flame. Allow it to cook for till the circular edges of appam turns in to golden brown color. Remove it from appachatti and serve hot with chutney, curry or coconut milk. The perfectly tasty appam is soft in the centre and crispy at its edges!