Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Easy Vellayappam / Palappam with Rice Flour

I have already posted a recipe for Appam which calls for grinding soaked rice. I was getting a lot of searches on Easy Appam and Appam with rice flour on my blog's analytics report. This made me look for easy Appam recipes that can be made with rice flour. I came across one in one of my recently acquired cook books from my India trip this time - The Suriani Kitchen by Lathika George. I have made changes to the measurements in the original recipe and also used roasted rice flour since I did not have unroasted flour. Anyways the result was great. The appams turned out to be softer than the one with soaked rice.


Rice Flour- 2 cup
Water- 2 1/2 cup
Cooked Rice- 3/4 cup
Coconut Milk- 1 1/2 cup (thick)
Sugar- 4 tbsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Yeast- 1 tbsp
Luke Warm Water- 1/4 cup

1. In a mixer grind the cooked rice with 1/2 a cup of water to a fine paste.
2. Transfer this to a bowl.
3. In the luke warm water add the yeast and let it soak for a few minutes.
4. Now add the Rice Flour, 2 cups of water and coconut milk and blend well. You could use a grinder or a hand mixer.
5. Transfer the rice flour batter along with the cooked rice batter.
6. To this add, sugar, salt and dissolved yeast 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.
8. 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.

1. Heat the appa-chatti and smear a little oil.
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.


The preparation time is really reduced by using the Rice flour. So if you feel like having appam, you don't have to plan a day ahead.

64 comments:

  1. ya this is an easy method...my mom used to make in this way...but i was a bit scared to do in this method...because if it dont came out good our break fast will be gone....he he he h

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  2. Really perfect & awesomely prepared appams.... I still remember my mom yearning to make those, but never being able to get them right.....sometimes even if she did manage to, she would still not be satisfied...... I would love to share this recipe with her..... Finally something interesting...but depends, if we would be able to get this result too... because many a times, only the experts get the perfect results..... & not anyone & everyone.... Thanks for sharing ...anyways...!!!! Love u for it....

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  3. wow. appom looks so soft and spongy. so easy to make too. I always have appom batter in my fridge because my son is a big fan. I will try ur verion too one day and let u know.

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  4. Its come out perfect and one of my fav too...

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  5. Wow..what a beautiful and yummy aapam..

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  6. i have never made appam in my life...i think the next time i go home i shud get one appam chatti

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  7. These look lovely and delicious.Very tasty.

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  8. Hi Fathima ,
    Nice display picture :-)
    Appam looks soft and yummy

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Looks perfect Fathima!
    I have friends who make this effortlessly with many different kinds of rice and rice powders too; mine seems to be hit and miss! :-)
    Will try this recipe; IO have unroasted rice powder so it wd be good to see the results with that too.

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  10. Appams are our fav..anytime with any curry..Yours looks soft and yumm..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  11. Looks yummy...love the pics..

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  12. Lovely Appams..My favorite..Wonderful clicks too..

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  13. Looks delicious... And no worries if I forget to soak rice the day before.. thanks for sharing the recipe..

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  14. would love to have this dish..looks so tempting!!

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  15. Perfect looking appams!! Will try this quick and easy appam recipe next time..Thanks a lot for sharing..

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  16. we also use same recipe to make appams... nice post.. appam looks really good..

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  17. looks yummy me too using same method. nice click too. pls chk my blog

    http://entepachakasala.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi Fathima....someone guide me to your blog...and would love to try out your recipe...hope you don't mind ya!...For the mean time will copy & paste the recipe for my keep sake...Thank you for sharing!!!You have a Great Blog here!

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  19. Fathima tat looks soo soft n springy...my family fav...simply love em.

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  20. an award waiting for u dear...
    http://mykitchen-been.blogspot.com/2010/05/vellarikka-pachadi-cuccumber-pachadi.html

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  21. Hi Fathima, new to your blog and am loving it. great collection of recipes mixed with great foodography. thanks for this appam recipe. I loved having them on my visit to Kerala but never tried making them as my friend said its difficult. just one question I dont have an appa chatti, can I use non stick kadhai to make these? otherwise what best could be used?

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  22. Nice post dear..Soft and spongy..perfect looking appams.

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  23. first time to your blog..must say u have a lovely blog with wonderful collections of recipes...
    Appam looks soft and spongy...yum..thanks for sharing this!

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  24. Never tried this way..looks perfect,will giv a try...

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  25. aaah never tred my hands at these..but they hv come out superbly perfect

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  26. Great collection of recipes fathima..I simply love these appams..it looks great!

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  27. Wow this looks terrific. Our recipe is quiet a process. Never tried making appam with rice flour. Thanks for the recipe. First time to ur space Fathima and i am glad i got here. Lovely pics and great collection of recipes.

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  28. perfect dearie....ippo kayikkan thonnunnu...

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  29. Very nice, simple and easy recipe. Appam looks soft, perfect and tempting.

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  30. Awesome picture, love appams so much, this si too good:)

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  31. Hey fathima, did you use roasted rice flour or plain unroasted rice flour??
    Please reply

    Suji

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  32. I would like to try ur version one fine day... btw I,m now waiting for my batter to be ready. another 1/2 hour to see the result n hope come out nicely!

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  33. Hi, i was searching for an easy recipe for appam. Really nice to see this. I have rice powder and was wondering what to make with it. this seems easy and quick. will try this weekend.

    SMJ,Beijing

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  34. Can i avoid yeast in this recipie?

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  35. Rob, I have not tried it without yeast yet. I think you could use baking soda instead and let the batter raise overnight and try!

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  36. I tried this recipie, it was super good. Thanks for sharing. Can i store the left over flour in the fridge, if so can i keep the flour more than 1 hour.

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  37. Thanks for letting me know Rob. Did you use yeast? Just curious to know since you asked abt it earlier. You can store the leftover in the fridge and would work great for 3-4 days.

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  38. Will the rice flour work for Kinnathappam/paalaada as well?

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  39. Rice flour would work for Paalaada, I doubt though for Kinnathappam.

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  40. My First attempt at making aappams.. It turned out great!! Thanks a ton for this easy recipe :)

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  41. hi fathima itha....
    very delicious appam...
    Howz Rayn??????

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  42. perfect appams....Thanks a lot.....:)

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  43. I have tried out this recipe a few times now and it always amazes me :) Thanks so much for this quick recipe.

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  44. i'm going to make this...can we grind cooked rice together with rice flour, water and coconut milk???

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    1. Cooked rice may not grind well when put together with the rest of the ingredients. Hence it is recommended to do that separate. Let me know how you like the appams.

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  45. can we grind cooked rice together with rice flour, water and coconut milk???

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  46. Thanks a lot for this recipe. Was looking for this a long time. Could you please mention approx. How many Appams does this measurement eventually make?

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  47. I just tried this recipe and although the taste was very good, the consistency in the middle was kind of mushy/sticky. I tried to cook on low fire, high fire, long time on the stove, but it just wasn't cooking well in the middle. Nice and crispy on the outside though and very good taste.

    What do you think I'm doing wrong? Is it the rice powder maybe? Because I tried making pundis with the same rice flour and it turned out a bit mushy instead of dense as well.

    Help please!

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    1. I think it would be the rice powder. Some rice powders tend to be sticky. Another suggestion would be making it a little more thinner in the middle.

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  48. Hi Fathima! Thanks so much for your recipe! The breakfast get-together was a great success!! The appams came out really soft and lovely.. However I did add 2 more cups of rice flour as some how mine was getting a bit runny. I would recommend this recipe for quick appams to everyone!

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  49. Hi Fathima, thanks for the recipe.could u pls tell me how long it should be kept to ferment if kept outside?

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    1. If you live in a colder area, then you may need to keep it for 4-5+ hours, I would think. If it is not cold, then 1 hour should be good enough.

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    2. Thank u so much.im goin to be trying this soon. U were of great help.God bless.i live in Qatar, so ill try 1 hr....

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  50. Hello Fathima,

    I tried this recipe and it turned out really well! Here's a picture from my instagram of the palappam -

    http://instagram.com/p/jF05KlLeLC/

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    1. Thank you for the pics, Binth! Glad that you liked it!

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  51. Can i use frying pan? Like the one i use to make pancakes? I thought of surprising my mom since she refuses to eat pancakes and demanded me of doing apams :P

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    1. Sure, you can! The appam will be a little flat though. After pouring the batter, close the pan and let it cook for a bit.

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  52. My mom made the best appam in the world. I really missed​ it. I came across this recipe earlier this week and made it. The appam was perfect just like my mother's. No I just miss her...😁

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    1. Great to hear it was just like your mom's :-)

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