Thursday, July 29, 2010

Never fail to make Palappam


Palappam…one with a firm but soft center surrounded by lace-trimmed edges; which stands half way between bread and a pancake made with rice. (Definitely this is not a definition…)
For me making palappam was always like taking a chance in lottery. Then one day sensing my disappointment one of my dear friends gave me a very apt recipe. Until then I’m always a winner.
Last week I got an opportunity to make 150 palappams for a small gathering in our church… I just worked out the quantity of ingredients and all were very soft and lacy (no… no…I’m not boasting).
So here goes the recipe.

Ingredients
  1. Raw rice – 2 cups
  2. Cooked rice – 1 cup
  3. Freshly grated coconut – 1 cup
  4. Dry yeast – ¼ tsp
  5. Sugar – 3 tbsp
  6. Water – 1 ¼ cup (approximately)
  7. Salt – as required
Method
  1. Soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hrs.
  2. Grind all the ingredients except salt to a fine paste of free falling consistency.
  3. Place the mixture in a warm place for almost 8 hrs for fermentation.
  4. Add salt, mix well and let the batter sit for another ½ hr in the warm place.
  5. Heat appachatti (palappam pan) and pour a ladle full of batter at the center of the pan.
  6. Swirl the pan 360degree to spread batter as a thin round.
  7. Cover the pan with lid and cook till the raw color changes.
  8. Remove palappam when crisp.

17 comments:

  1. My all time fav...
    looks very tempting dear :-)

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  2. That looks so perfect and delicious, love to have this with some sweet coconut milk.

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  3. Wowww.. looks perfect dear. yummyyy

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  4. Looks so yum....tempting ones

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  5. My all time favourite, very tempting..

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  6. Palappam looks delicious. Nice one.

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  7. completely new to me.. luks deliicous , very tempting... u have a good collection of recipes .. if u find time visit my blog.. happy to follow u

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  8. It really looks a winning dish.....too perfect and tempting....

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  9. Palappam looks so delicious! Can I come over to have a few? :)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Do you use cooked raw rice or boiled rice is fine too ?

    Kel

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  11. Looks so delciious..so perfect.

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  12. wow. looks adipoly. i too use the same recipe except for the fact that I do not use 3tbps sugar. I use just 1 tbps.
    super..

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  13. 150 appams!! Good you should have become an expert by now.. The click looks tempting! I love the appam and coconut milk combo :)

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  14. Never tried appam,thanks for the lovely recipe!

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