Tamil Nadu is famous for its belief that serving food to others is a service to humanity. Appam is a type of South Indian pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is eaten most frequently for breakfast or dinner.
Ingredients for Appam
- 1 cup Rice soaked for 3 hours
- ½ Coconut
- Pinch Cooking soda
- ¼ cup Cooked rice
- Salt To taste
- ½ teaspoon Sugar
- Grind soaked and drained rice, salt, sugar, coconut, cooked rice and cooking soda in a grinder jar to make batter like Dosa.
- Keep aside for at least 12 hours for fermentation.
- Put appam pan on medium heat and pour the batter in the center with the help of a ladle.
- Immediately spread the flour into a thin layer in the pan by swirling the pan.
- Cover the pan with lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Gently remove appam from the pan with the help of a spatula.
- Place the ready appam in a plate and serve hot with coconut milk.
Note: To make coconut milk grind 1 coconut with 1 cup water and strain it through sieve.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes (excluding soaking and fermentation time)
- Keep the batter at warm place for fermentation, in winters fermentation time may vary.
- Some chopped green onion can be added in batter.