Traditional Kerala breakfast

Appam-Palappam | Pachakam


Traditional Kerala breakfast

Category : Vegetarian, Breakfast

By Renjini Selvan

Published On: 17 Dec 2008

Rating: 4
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40 Minutes
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Step 1

Mix semolina with 1 cup water and cook it on a low flame till the semolina is cooked well and reaches a thick (not too thick, a bit pouring consistency, like that of a `kurukku`) consistency.

Step 2

Remove from fire and allow it to cool.

Step 3

Wash rice 3 - 4 times. Soak it at least for 1 hour.

Step 4

Grind it into a fine paste by adding salt, sugar and yeast.

Step 5

:- The batter should be thick like idli batter consistency.

Step 6

Mix this batter with semolina paste and mix well using a spatula.

Step 7

Keep the batter overnight (say 5 to 8 hours or till the batter rise) for fermentation.

Step 8

Just before making palappam, grind the coconut into a very fine paste and mix it well with the batter(or you can extract the coconut milk and mix with the batter).

Step 9

:- The final batter for palappam is ready. It shouldn`t be thick, very loose and pouring consistency.

Step 10

:- Check the amount of salt and add more if needed.

Step 11

Heat a nonstick appachatti and pour one big spoon of the batter, rotate the pan and close with lid.

Step 12

When the steam starts coming out, open the lid and take out the appam.

Step 13

:- The side border of the palappam should be of a light brown colour and crispy.

Step 14

This is my version of palappam.

Step 15

You can try other options also.
Option 1:- Take Ist and IInd extract of coconut milk and grind rice using IInd extract of coconut milk instead of water. And add Ist extract of coconut milk just before making appam instead of coconut paste.

Step 16

Option 2:- You can grind rice using coconut water.

Step 17

Option 3:- You can grind 1/4 cup cooked rice along with raw rice.

Step 18

Option 4:-You can use fresh cow milk instead of coconut milk.



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