Kalathappam/Cooker Appam

by Adeela Shamnas
Kalathappam or Cooker Appam is a traditional styled Malabar specialty rice cake prepared in a pressure cooker. Kalathappam is a tasty variety dish, very filling and healthy. Kalathappam / Cooker Appam is a unique and special dish prepared from raw rice, cooked rice, jaggery and fried seasonings. In Malabar region, Kalathappam is a very popular snack enjoyed as evening snack or even as breakfast dish. You can explore a well detailed Kalathappam/Cooker Appam here that can be easily prepared at home.
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Raw Rice(Pachari) - 1 cup
  • Cooked rice - 3/4 cup
  • Jaggery - 250 g
  • Shallots - 5 nos
  • Small jeera(cumin) - 1 tsp
  • Coconut flakes - 2 tbsp
  • Baking soda(A pinch) -
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Salt(A pinch) -
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Water(As required) -
Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • Raw Rice(Pachari) - 1 cup
  • Cooked rice - 3/4 cup
  • Jaggery - 250 g
  • Shallots - 5 nos
  • Small jeera(cumin) - 1 tsp
  • Coconut flakes - 2 tbsp
  • Baking soda(A pinch) -
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Salt(A pinch) -
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Water(As required) -
Votes: 8
Rating: 4.38
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Instructions
  1. For preparing Kalathappam, soak rice for about 3-4 hours
  2. Drain and add the rice in a blender along with cooked rice. Add 1 cup water and make a smooth paste out of it.
  3. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Boil the jaggery by adding little water to make a syrup.
  5. Pour the melted jaggery into the batter and mix well.
  6. Add salt, baking powder, cardamom, cumin and mix well.
  7. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, saute coconut flakes and chopped shallots in it.
  8. Pour the rice jaggery mixture. Do not stir. Close the cooker. Do not place the weight. Cook in low flame for about 20-25 minutes or until done.
  9. Kalathappam/Cooker Appam is ready to serve.
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