Sunday, June 29, 2008


Aapam and Kuruma is a famous breakfast dish of Tamilnadu, however in Kerala its famous with side dish Coconut milk and Vegetable stew (Ishtu).This is one of my favourite breakfast dish.
Ingredients for making Aapam:
  • Raw Rice(long Grain Rice) - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 2 Tablespoon
  • Salt - 1 Teaspoon (according to taste)
  • Grated/Shredded Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut Water/ Plain Water - 1/2 cup
  • Cooked Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Soda - a small pinch

Method for making Aapam:

Step 1: Soak the rice in water for about 3 hours.

Step 2: In a blender add the cooked rice,shredded coconut, sugar and grind them to a smooth paste .Then add the soaked rice to it and blend them to a paste by adding water or the coconut water to it. Such that the batter becomes smooth paste.

Step 3: Add the required amount of salt to it and mix well.

Step 4: Keep the batter aside and let it ferment for at least 8 hrs.(i normally do this process in the night, so by morning the batter is ready for making appams)

Step 5: When the batter is ready, Add a pinch of baking soda to it and mix. Then Heat a flat skillet or "Appa Chatti" .

Step 6 : Wipe the Flat skillet with little cooking oil and then pour a small laddle ful of the batter and rotate the skillet in such a way that a thin layer is formed in the outer side of the aapam and the centre remains thick.

Step 7: Close the skillet with a lid, for the upper side of the aapam to get cooked. Remove the lid after a minute. Check the bottom part of the Aapam. It will be light brown in color and the upper part of the aapam will be soft and shiny - it should not stick to hand when touched.

Step 8: Remove the aapam from the skillet and continue the same process till the batter gets over.

This aapam can be served warm with Kuruma for breakfast.

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