For making appam:-1)Grind together rice flour, uzhunnu, coconut and salt to get a batter, the consistency of that of idli batter.
Grease preferably steel plates of medium round shape.
Pour batter in one and make a cross of palm leaf obtained on palm sunday on it.
Steam till well done.
:- Test with a toothpick.
Make all other appams the same way but with no cross.
:- Dhokla Stand is very good for this.
For making sauce:-1)Place molasses in a saucepan.
Add some water and heat well.
Allow it to boil. While boiling, a lather forms.
Strain the above liquid molasses.
Mix together coconut milk and rice flour with cardamom powder and pour the mixture into melted molasses and stir continuously, till it becomes a thick sauce.
:- Make sure no lumps are formed.
:- As the tradition goes, the head of the family cuts the appam and gives it to other members, oldest to youngest respectively, after dipping in Sauce. This is done in great reverence and in a pious atmosphere.