Sunday, November 4, 2012

Kalthappam/ Cooker Appam

Jeerakashala/Basmathi Rice: 1 ¼ cup
Cooked Rice: ¼ cup
Jaggerry melted and strained: 1 cup (or as per the sweetness you can adjust)
Baking Powder: ¾ tsp
Shallots/Pearl onion: 8
Plain Flour/Maida: 2tbsp
Coconut pieces/Thenga koth: ¼ cup
Salt: a pinch
Cardamom Powder: ½ tsp
Jeerakam/Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
Refined Oil/Ghee: 4tbsp

Method Of Preparation
Wash and soak rice to about 3-4 hours.
Drain and add the rice in a blender along with melted jaggery and cooked rice.
Blend it as per dosha batter consistency, so only the melted jaggery will be required for grinding. If needed, you can adjust the consistency by adding water.
Add plain flour, cardamom powder, cumin seeds, baking powder and salt. Stir well.
Keep this batter aside for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Then add the coconut pieces to the batter and give it a stir.
Heat ghee/oil in a cooker and add chopped shallots to it. When it turns transparent pour the prepared batter to it and close the cooker with the lid without putting the weight.
Put the flame in high for 2-3 minutes and low the flame to very low position.
Let it cook to about 20-25 minutes or till you get it done. You can insert a knife or a skewer to check whether done.
Slice when it is cooled and serve with tea.


Asiya Omar said...

Wow!Looks Delicious.
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Rafeeda AR said...

amazing kalthappam... i tried it once but miserably failed, it didn't cook at all, maybe coz the batter became watery... I am saving ur recipe for trial, InshaAllah... :)

Unknown said...

new to me dear.. looks spongy..

Sravs said...

Quiet interesting one !! looks so YUM !!

Kitchen Simmer said...

Looks moist and Delicious. :)

Unknown said...

My aunty makes similar appam with coconut chunks...

Unknown said...

my MIL is famous for making this...delicious

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done looks wonderful I like the coconut chunks

Unknown said...

This is very new to me will definitely try it...

cookbookjaleela said...

amazing faseela.

Vimitha Durai said...

I love this a lot but never tried making it...looks so tempting

jehanne@thecookingdoctor said...

this brings a lot of good memories, as I remembered having kalathappam whilst growing up..always served during rainy days, now you have inspired me to recreate it.

Julie said...

wow..yummy yummy!!

Mahi said...

Looks spongy n delicious!