Thursday, 10 March 2011

Palappam and Egg Roast.(Frill appam (:P) and egg roast): Revisited with the recipe.

Thinking about Palappam is thinking about soft and delicate memories...The most divine and delicate soft pancake with a crispy golden layer outside which will melt in your mouth with the spicy gravy of an egg curry or a stew. It is a "taste of food symphony for me".

A Sunday special in many households. (may be decade back,before the introduction of super-market food). A usual menu in our local small tea shops back home in Kerala. A must go item for parties. Even for 3 course marriage meals this one works well as a starter.

For 10-12 appams:
1.Raw rice -2 cups.
2.Cooked rice-1 cup
3.Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
4.Sugar - 1 tsp
6.Coconut powder or grated coconut- 1/2 cup
7.Egg - 1 no
8..Milk - As reqd
9.Salt - A pinch.
10.Coconut water-1/4 cup(from one coconut)

Pre-mixed coconut water and sugar mixture=add one tsp sugar to 1/4 cup of coconut water and keep it in fridge for one or two days


1. Sock the rice in water for few hours.
2.Drain it and grind this with coconut(grated or powder) and cooked rice add enough milk.
3. Combine yeast in luke warm water and then add to coconut water mixture. Keep it for half an hour, for fermentation.
4.Add this to the grinded mixture and mix well.
5. Keep it over night for fermentation.
6.Next morning, mix egg white and salt together add this to the mixture,just check the batter and if it is not so sweet for you, you can add more sugar( but not too much).
7.Heat appachatti or a non-stick pan and pour a big spoon of mixture(2 to 3 tsp of batter together) and rotate the pan in circular shape holding both the handles of the pan to get the laze like edges as shown in the picture.
8.Cover this and cook in medium heat for 2-3 mnts if you get a bit golden shade to the edges your appam is ready to be served.

NO need to FLIP.

In a hurry?
Transfer rice batter to a micro-wave friendly container and in medium heat cook for 1/2 mnt.
Add warm water(not boiling) to a big dish and place the batter can in this. Replace this water twice. You can prepare appam with in 4 hours.

P.S : We use the same batter to prepare 2 pancakes. One is palapam and the other one is the vella appam.
Vella appam- you make in a pan like a thick dosa or a pancake. Use the above mentioned batter and prepare a normal pancake.
Palappam is the frilled one- The one with the golden Frill. The batter is more watery, bit more milk to the batter will make it bit runny.

Let me know if you enjoyed this...

P.S : Frilli or Frill appam is what I call this dish. :P
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Malar Gandhi said...

Incredible preparation, absolutely tempting clicks...perfect combo'

Neenu Praveen said...

my fav..lukin very lovely...

Katerina said...

Your post was so educative! I never heard of this beautiful treat but you made it very clear to me!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Awesome....appam looks so soft...nice combi too...


Edible Art said...

this looks absolutely delicious!
looks so cute to eat! haha

Edible Art said...

oh, and good luck on your fruit kabobs!
you`ll love them, i know (: !
enjoyyyy !!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

first time @ ur space...egg roast with palapam looks yummy n delicious...visit my space if time permits...

Suja Sugathan said...

Beautiful and tempting this combo,makes me hungry

Paathu said...

Eda penne... finally i reached here searching for recipes :) Loved the site,but oru chinna suggestion. Spell check cheyyooo...that awesome pic of palappam says it is papalam. Paavam appam..appathinu vaa illathondalle athinte peru maattiyathu???

Paathu said...

The previous one was by me - Vibha
Y do i always login with the wrong account ;)

Deepa Praveen said...

@V..da nee ithavana entey pathu kuttidey account hack cheythu alley adi adi....LOL..

Da ithu spell check thanney patticha paniya..It added the wrong spell..see i am good @ blaming others..

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