Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nei Appam

Nei appam had always been in my to do list because it is a traditional recipe that is kept for padayal or prasadam during Karthigai deepam. Nei appam and Pori urundai are the specialities of the day. I made the appams for Karthigai deepam last year but the huss grabbed the bowl before it could be photographed and it was gone in a jiffy.

When I was talking to my mom over the phone about how simple but delicious the appams were, she wanted me to make them the next time she came here.
So this time when she was here for Vishu, in-spite of the day not calling for the traditional appams she was so reluctant in making some. She got her appams and I got photos for the post ;)

~*What U Need*~
Raw rice - 1 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
Elachi powder - a generous pinch
Banana - 1
Ghee / Coconut Oil - for deep frying

How I Made it:
Soak rice in water for 2 hours. Drain water and grind rice with little water to a fine paste. Soak jaggery in water, add water so that the jaggery is just immersed. Heat this till the jaggery melts and strain to remove the impurities. Add this to the ground paste and mix well.
Put this mixture in a mixing bowl, add mashed banana, elachi powder and mix well. Be sure that the consistency is similar to that of a dosa batter. Set aside for 2 hours.
Heat paniyaram pan, add little ghee in each hole, pour a spoon full of the batter in each hole. Cook until both sides are golden brown. Add ghee or coconut oil if required.

Serve warm. You will love these appams for the wafting ghee aroma that fills the house when making these delicious beauties.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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56 comments:

  1. Hello vimitha...Appams looks so delicious...I want to grab one.....Thanks for sharing dear.

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  2. Love them and this looks super spongy and perfect

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  3. Yummy and tempting appams....Love it...

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  4. LOve these to the core ..they remind me of my friend who always remembered to make some jaggery sweet for me everytime I visited her.

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  5. Delicious and yummy looking appams...

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  6. awesum luking sweet..loved the pics...nice one n easy to make..
    Maha

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  7. Feel like having some,super tempting delicious appams...

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  8. wow mam...drooling here...super delicious appams :-)

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  9. wow... appam looks fabulous... mouth watering..

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  10. my daughter loves this very much. cute looking appams

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  11. Looks Delicious
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  12. very nice!...lovely nei appams....traditional food is really great.

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  13. appam looks soo cute Vimitha.. I have recently started making them, since am new to all Maharashtrian and South Indian cooking.. But they test my patience really, takes a lot of time of get them cooked evenly :(

    wish there was some quikcer version..

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    1. Its easy to make dear. U just need to practise. Even I experienced the same in the initial days. ;-)

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    2. Its easy to make dear. U just need to practise. Even I experienced the same in the initial days. ;-)

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  14. Remembering karthikai deepam,Yum and Aromatic Appams..

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  15. so soft n yummy appams, i want them now :)

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  16. Oh,I just know these are delicious! Perfectly browned...so yummy!

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  17. I am drooling over the appams. Vimitha.. Perfectly done.

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  18. Looks super soft and you got it perfect ..loved ur version of neiappam ...will give a try ,we make it with maida and rice flour ...

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  19. Delicious snack! Neyyappam is my childhood favorite, especially love the crispy edges :)

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  20. looks too tempting n delicious...lovely snack!

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  21. Appam looks perfect and delicious

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  22. My favorite, now that you tempted me so much, i am going to make this weekend ;)

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  24. wow..could feel the rich aroma here..awesome preparation
    Tasty Appetite

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  25. rich and simple..looks mouthwatering..

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  26. Wow...love it...looks tempting and yum...who can resist these golden beauties....

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  27. wow. delicious appam. great recipe

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  28. Love your blogs new look! I've never heard of nei appam before...looks great!

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  29. Perfect recipe. The appams look great. LOvely with a cuppa tea..!

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  30. These look great and so delicious!

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  35. Nei appam looks perfect Vimitha

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  37. Very cute looking appams.. Yummy..

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