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Appam
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Moderately healthy

Appam

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Time to cook

30 minutes

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Difficulty

Medium

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Serves

4

A popular South Indian pancake made with fermented rice and coconut batter. The batter is prepared by grinding soaked rice and coconut, then fermenting it overnight. The appam is cooked in a special curved pan called an appam kadai, which gives it a unique shape with a lacy, crispy edge and a soft, fluffy center. It is often served with coconut milk-based stew or curry.

A popular South Indian pancake made with fermented rice and coconut batter. The batter is prepared by grinding soaked rice and coconut, then fermenting it overnight. The appam is cooked in a special curved pan called an appam kadai, which gives it a unique shape with a lacy, crispy edge and a soft, fluffy center. It is often served with coconut milk-based stew or curry.

Ingredients

Parboiled Rice

0.5 cup

Raw Poha

1 tbsp

Coconut Meat, Raw

2.25 tbsp

Water

3 tbsp

Dry Yeast

1 pinch

Salt

2 pinch

Step-by-step instructions to cook

Prep

1

Rinse rice and soak for 4 to 5 hours.

2

Drain the soaked rice and place it in a blender with grated coconut, cooked rice or poha, and salt.

3

Optionally, you can soak the poha separately for 30 minutes or add it after rinsing with water.

4

Add water and blend everything into a smooth batter.

5

Transfer the batter to a medium to large bowl.

Cooking

1

Heat a kadai or appam pan. Grease it with oil (skip if using a nonstick pan).

2

Pour a ladle of batter, spread it into a circle, and adjust heat as needed.

3

Drizzle oil on the sides, cover with a lid and cook until the base is golden and crispy.

4

Gently remove the appam with a spatula.

5

Keep them covered with a kitchen towel.

6

Serve hot or warm.

Nutrition information

(per serving)

Carbs

Carbs

17.5

Proteins

Proteins

1.7

Fats

Fats

1.3

Fiber

Fiber

0.7

90

kcal

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