Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Appam with Potato Peas Curry

    A festive breakfast has to be palappom.  This is what you will be served if you are at my home for breakfast.  There is a special wok that is used to make this, however, since I don't have one right now I decided to improvise.  I tried my own version in a regular pan and it tasted just fine even though the pretty look was missing.  I decided since most of you won't have the wok it maybe a good idea to tell you, you can make this in a shallow pan. 
Appam
Ingredients:
Basmati Rice - 3 cups
Coconut Milk - 1 ( 13.5 oz can)
Yeast             - active dry, half of a 0.2 oz sachet
Salt - to taste

Method:
Soak the basmati rice for at least 4 hours
Grind in a blender with the coconut milk until smooth. I generally don't get a very smooth blend in my mixer so as long as its fine and you can see it bubbling you will be fine
Add the active yeast to the batter.  Generally, the dough coming out of the blender is warm and helps in activating yeast.  However, you could also dissolve yeast in luke warm water and once its active add to the batter
Leave the batter to ferment overnight.
The batter needs to be watered down if its thick.  I added almost 1 cup of water.  You could also add milk to this mixture.  Add salt.  The batter should be of a consistency which will spread in a pan when twirled around
Cover the pan and cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes
When the edges start leaving the pan appam is ready.  Gently lift it off the pan.
There is no need to flip the appam.  Make sure by touching carefully on the inside of the appam.  If it does not stick then its done.
Appam
Potato and Peas Curry:

1. Potato - 2 medium
2. Onion - 1/2 of a medium size onion
3. Carrots
4. Green chillies - 2
5. Peas - 1/2 cup
5. Chilli powder - 1 tspn
6. cummin - 1/2 tspn
7. Garam masala - 1.4 tspn
8. Ginger - 1/4 tspn chopped fine

Method:
Heat oil in a pan and add the cummin.
Add onions and saute till translucent
Add chillis, curry leaves, chillip powder and garam masala and saute
Add tomatoes and stir for a 2 minutes
Add all the vegetables and stir in well.
Transfer all of this into a pressure cooker with water to just cover the vegetables
Cook for one whistle and switch off the stove and let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes till all the pressure has escaped.
Traditionally appam is served with stew made of vegetables, chicken or lamb.


Appam

66 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. I've always wanted to try making this so now I've read your wonderful recipe I have no excuses!

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  2. I made them once for RCI Kerala event, loved the taste. Pics are yuumy to look at, love the side dish too. I had made Ishtew and Chammanthi! :)

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  3. I love all of these breakfasts that are so new-to-me! They all look so delicious.

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  4. I've never seen appam! I can't believe you got it to be so thin, thinner than a crepe! Looks delicious!

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  5. Apom i love, reminds me of weekend when mom used to make them for breakfast , as we kids had much more time to enjoy the brekfast.
    Have to admit till now i have never made them at home.
    This looks really yummy.

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  6. I had these few nights ago using store brought appam mixture..i always prepare my own but due to bad health i used store brought..it was ok..but urs looks simple and yummy..will try ur version and let u know..thanks for sharing:)

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  7. Who doesn't lov these cuties,yum yummmm,Amma use toddy instead of yeast....

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  8. I love appams with vegetable stew. I sometime request a friend to make these for me. thats a wholesome breakfast/brunch option. now that you have shared the recipe will try it myself too. nice presentation and very temting appams.

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  9. What a glorious looking dish...one of my all-time favorites...love palappam, dear...you have the most dreamy looking pictures there!!!

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  10. would love to grab all those appamswhich look so tempting and inviting.

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  11. Ur recipe is different for pallapam, looks gorgeous !

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  12. New to me..looks so beautiful and yummy..got to try soon..pics look great too..

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  13. I make a similar one, we call it ghavne in marathi/konkani...just with rice flour...nice pic

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  14. Wowwwww, am drooling rite now here, wat a tempting and delicious dishes...

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  15. Looks so very delectable. The Appam looks like its made of air..looks so fluffy and perfect like a full moon. I can't stop drooling at it. Great shots.

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  16. Dear sunitha
    I was looking forward to this...before I left delhi, Apam had become a craze in my house...I tried onces in a hurry,,,it was just bad.
    will tell some one to try this...the cuury is very nice , and the photos too.
    have a nice week

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  17. This is very new to me...looks absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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  18. It's new to me. But I can tell this dish is a labour of love.

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  19. Hi Sunitha
    This is one of my hubby's first choice for bf or dinner but i havent tried yet.He ia in Delhi for some offical work and ll be back in a week.I am gonna surprize him by making this.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Love
    Subhashini

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  20. Beautiful pictures. Appam looks so soft and fluffy. Appam with kurma is the best combo.

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  21. Mmmmmm picture perfect click...looks mouthwatering.

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  22. Omg, Wonderful Recipe ! Looks Awesome ! And one of the tempting breakfasst..makes me hungry..:D

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  23. Wow! That is amazing that you made appam from scratch. The curry sounds delicious too. Beautiful photos!

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  24. I have just aquired an appan pan so I will surely try this recipe.Beautiful clicks as always.

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  25. J'aimerai bien essayer cette recette.
    Elle me plait beaucoup.
    See soon.

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  26. delicious appams!!! Liked the peas curry...good combo and a change from the usual stew...

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  27. Never tried it with basmati rice. Looks really good.

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  28. What a gorgeous looking dish..with this beautiful picture as always...

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  29. I think I can come over there for breakfast :) Appam look very soft...must have tasted really good with the curry!

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  30. That looks soooooo tasty, I'd love this for breakfast! Beats cereal any day :P

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  31. I would love those light and delicious appam for my breakfast, yum!

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  32. those pix are awesome... I would love to have some...

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  33. never thought of making appam in a shallow pan.. would definitely be helpful for people who don't have the proper appachatti... and should I say "Wonderful clicks" again!!!

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  34. Appam in Basmati rice is totally new to me. Appam looks soft with delicious curry.

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  35. Neatly presented....cant wait to try aapam in basmati rice!

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  36. wow I am coming to your place for breakie

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  37. your appam looks so perfect! I haven't had this for more than 10 years now!

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  38. i had these at one of my friends place..simply loved it but never tried making it yet..looks so yumm in your pics..great clicks as always

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  39. Bookmarked ! Always wanted Appams recipe , thanks for sharing !

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  40. Nice presentation!!!looks really tempting yaar!

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  41. Nicely presented and beautiful pic..

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  42. out of the love for appams I'd made it once sometime back and it wasnt' as tasty and up to the mark :(I almost gave up...now as I completely trust ur recipes I wouldnt mind trying it sometime in future :)
    Gorgeous looking appams and the curry has the right consistency too!great dear :)
    TC

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  43. vayyil vellam vannu njan erakkipoyyi..:P.luks awesome.Pic is perfect.

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  44. Beautiful clicks dear..Appam eduthu kazhikkan thonunnu....

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  45. appam n stue or appam n mutton curry or appam n egg masala...evrything would be a nice combo...delicious...

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  46. excellent presentation!!!and nice click too...perfect appam

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  47. I have never heard of this before but it looks wonderful!

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  48. Amazing clicks and very well presented.

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  49. Thats a beautiful presentation as usual...lovely meal:)

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  50. Love your presentation. So beautiful as always!

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  51. Hi ya! Greetings from Malaysia! ;)

    Tks for the visit and ur lovely comments! Really appreciate that! U've got a wonderful space with beautiful shots and recipes! WOW!
    I'm following U too. :D

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  52. very new to me.. stunning pics..

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  53. Awesome clicks Girly!!!! Appam looks adipoli and so thin and yummy..Fabulous presentation

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  54. Hey that's so cool. It's the change I need from our daily Marathi dinners. The coconut milk is going to make it taste just awesome I am sure. Thanks for this simple yet fab dish

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  55. i just love that click, lovely presentation!

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  56. Beautiful presentaion! healthy and filling breakfast!

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  57. mmm the appams are looking very thin... Nice presentation, lovely pics!!!

    http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  58. Never seen appam in real life...I mean only seen in blogs...now I want to taste those....look sp good in your picture...

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  59. Bookmarked this wonderful recipe... Looks perfect....will surely try....

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  60. Awwww... Just had breakfast n feeling hungry already!!! Appam is my fav restaurant menu because I love the shape!! True, without the appam kadai, it is hard to get the shape.. But I guess taste beats over the shape... Perfect combo!! I guess it is a perfect recipe for Pari's combo event..Chk it out dear: http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-100th-post-jackfruit-biryani-raita.html

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  61. I can never get also fine, have a very bad philps mixer :-( can i use rice flour?

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