Sunday, 17 November 2013

Nei Appam - Karthigai Deepam Special

Nei Appam - Karthigai Deepam Special

Nei Appam is a sweet which is usually made at our house during Karthigai Deepam. If you make it once at home, you will never buy it from outside and eat. With little planing this dish is such a delicacy.

It should traditionally be made of ghee, however, you can mix Ghee and Oil or just refined oil is also good enough.

Rice 1 Cup
Jaggery 3/4 Cup
Water As Required
Salt A Pinch
Ghee As Required
Oil As Required
Cooking Soda - A Pinch
Cashew/Coconut/Elachi - As required (Optional)


Soak the rice for 3 - 4 Hours.

In a pan, add the jaggery with little water just required to melt the jaggery. Melt the jaggery and strain it for any impurities.

Grind the soaked rice with very little water. The batter should be thick.

To this batter add the Jaggery syrup, and cashew,coconut and salt and mix well.

In a appam Karal , pour the oil or ghee and once it is warm enough add the prepared Batter and cook for 2 minutes, then flip it and cook it for 2 miuntes or till it is golden brown.

If you don't have a appam karal, you can heat oil in a kadai and pour a ladle of batter and cook it,like I have done.


If you have added more water by mistake in your Jaggery syrup or Batter, you can add some Wheat Flour to get the right consistency.


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