Uncooked Rice - 2 cup
Cooked Rice - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Yeast - 2 tsp
Luke Warm Water - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3 1/2 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Oil - as needed
1. Soak the rice in water for a minimum of 4 hours. I used Sona Masoori rice. Any raw rice (Pachari) can be used)
2. Once soaked, grind the rice into a very fine paste using 1/2 cup of water. Transfer this to a bowl.
3. Grind the Cooked rice with 1/4 cup of water into a fine paste and transfer along with the rice batter.
4. Grind the coconut with 1/4 cup of water coarsely and add to the bowl.
5. In the luke warm water add yeast and let it dissolve well.
6. Add this yeast, remaining water, salt and sugar to the batter and mix well.
7. Keep the batter in the oven with the lights turned on. This is for places with cold climate; otherwise you could leave it outside.
The batter would be ready, if kept in an oven, in 1 hour. It would ferment and rise. Now adjust the sugar and salt if needed. You need to use the Appa-Chatti to make appam and follow the below steps.
2. Pour a spoonful of batter and swirl the pan - this leaves the center thick and the sides thinner.
3. Now close the pan and leave it to cook for a minute or two.
Take off the appam from the pan when cooked and serve with stew. This measurement would make around 20 appams.
Note:- 1 cup = 250ml