Monday, October 14, 2013

Rava Appam | Happy Vijaydhasami

Today is really a very special day for us... Pappu is gonna write his first words in rice. Yes we have a ritual were the kid writes his first words on rice guided by his father (on Vijayadhasami). Not that he hasn't started writing scribbling all over the walls, but officially today is his first word. I am so excited. Our pappu is growing up and every day he does a new stunt. The other day he was wearing his cap (which he never touches) full day and would never take it off. He would remove it put it on in different styles, come over to me and give me a broad grin. That was the cutest thing.

I had bookmarked this recipe from Indian Cuisine since it sounded so easy to make and I am ok with making deep fried sweets occasionally. The only change that I made was I replaced the sugar with jaggery. However my appams were nowhere smooth in finish compared to the original recipe. Must be the jaggery I guess. But if you are ok with using sugar then go with the original recipe.

Prep time: 10 mins; Cooking time: 15 mins; Makes: 10
Adapted from Indian Cuisine

~*What U Need*~
Rava - 1/2 cup
Grated Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Crushed cardamom seeds - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Oil - to fry

How I Made it:
Dry roast the semolina till you get a nice aroma. Bring water to a boil, add the grated jaggery and allow to melt. Once completely melted, remove from heat, strain to remove any impurities and return to the pot. Add the rava and mix well without any lumps.

Add ghee, coconut and crushed cardamom and mix. Cover and cook until the mixture thickens and forms a mass. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. When the mixture is warm, grease your hands with ghee and knead the mixture.

Divide into lemon sized balls and flatten into a disc. Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.

Serve warm!!!

** My Notes:
** Do not fry the appams for a long time.
** I replaced the sugar with the same amount of jaggery.
** I used the crushed seeds of one cardamom pod as I was out of cardamom powder.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,
Signs off!!!

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  1. last year i tried the appam with wheat flour But rava is something i have not heard ! good one vimitha ! all the very best for your son first letter writing

  2. Yes me too..Rava was something new to me. I have never tried it out.Great effort

  3. wow...rava appam..looks tremendous!!

  4. Sounds good,tempting snack,will try this.

  5. Looks absolutely delicious...and totally inviting. Thanks for the helpful step-by-step instruction on the recipe!

  6. These appams look divine, even I have bookmarked this recipe, I like the addition of jaggery..

  7. this is a new recipe for me...would love to try it

  8. Crispy appam, just asking me to take some and munch rite now.. Wonderful to read lil one is getting more and more naughty now.

  9. Crispy and inviting appam.. Thanks for sharing a new recipe

  10. Happy Vijayadashmi! Your son sounds really cute-- what a sweet tradition that is, writing on rice. The appams look mouthwatering.

  11. Rava appam looks delicious Vimitha. Love it.

  12. Rava Appam! Looks really nice

  13. Thank you so much for dropping by. You have a nice space too n happy to follow you :)

  14. Delectable appam..Pass me the bowl please..

  15. Rava appam is a new recipe for me.... It looks delicious.... I will try....


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