Friday, September 9, 2011

Appam - Roti substitute

How to make Appam - Roti substitute

Sometimes I am so fed up of making rotis and I need a change. Appam a blessing in disguise. A few years ago I had eaten appam in Pune. When you go towards Wadia college there is this place called "Southern Spice" near Ruby Hall in camp. They serve appam with coconut style gravies.

I thought it would be a good break from rotis and bread. It is not very time consuming either. These appam are made sweet tasting too by adding some jaggery or sugar. This recipe is not sweet.

Here is what we need -

  • 2 cups rice flour ( You can use 2 cups rice)
  • 2 tbs semolina/sago/coarse rawa
  • 1 spoon dry yeast
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 spoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Whats Next -

I had rice flour so I used it. It is best made using raw rice. If you are using rice, soak rice in water for 4-5 hours and grind it to paste in the blender. Next time I am gonna try sweet appam using raw rice.

In a pan add 2 cups of water. Add semolina to it. Let it boil on high heat. The mixture starts to thicken up as it boils. Let the mixture cool off.

In a small bowl. Add 2 tbs Luke warm water. Add yeast and mix well. Let it sit for 15 minutes.

In a big size bowl take rice flour. Add sugar, salt. Add semolina mixture and yeast. Add coconut milk. Mix everything well adding water. This should be pouring consistency. Thicker than dosa batter and close to Idli batter.

keep it for fermentation in the oven for 3-4 hours. It wont rise levels but you will see some bubbles on the top.

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