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Aappam ~ Sweet Crêpe from Chettinad !

Today’s post is a delicious Aappam.I have already posted Kerala style Appam here.There is apparent difference in the ingredients used,the batter and the flavor.Usually Paalappam or vellayappam is made with a rice-coconut-yeast combination.Where as here the rising agent is urad dal.We use raw rice and parboiled rice along with urad dal and you can imagine the unique flavor.These Aappams are traditionally served with a sweet milk syrup.A terrific combo to make your day…Do try.

Makes 12 Aappams

Ingredients

For the batter

1/2 cup raw rice / pacha ari
1/2 cup parboiled rice / puzhungalari
1/4 cup urad dal
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
salt as needed
1.5 to 2 cups water

 For sweet syrup

2-3 cups of milk or coconut milk
sugar as required
 few saffron strands
1/2 tsp cardamom powder

Method
Preparing Aappam batter

Clean and wash both varieties of rice,urad dal and the fenugreek seeds together and soak in water for three hours.Drain and grind to a fine batter adding water to a semi-thick consistency.Add salt and mix it well.Shift it to a clean bowl and close.Leave it to ferment overnight.

Making Aappam

Next day the fermented batter has to be frothy.Mix it and keep aside.You need a non-stick appam maker or a regular seasoned wok to make Aappam.Place the wok in medium heat.This is very important.Otherwise you wont get perfect aappam.It’s the same way we make vellayappam or paalappam.Smear the wok with a piece of cloth dipped in oil.Now pour a ladleful of batter (almost 1/4 cup) in the centre of the wok.Quickly rotate the wok holding both the handles.This will make a round-shaped aappam.Swirling helpes to evenly spread the batter.Cover with the lid and cook in low heat for 3-4 minutes.This is a keen job.The time required is in accordance with the heat you provide.Low heat is preferably good from my experience.At the same time the wok should maintain a standard heat.When cooked,the aappams will have small cute bubbles over it and it will be ready to be lifted.Repeat the process till you finish the batter.

Sweet Syrup

Pour the coconut milk/milk in a bowl and add the sugar,saffron strands and cardamom powder to this.Mix well and keep aside.

To Serve

Serve them along with sweet syrup.You may either soak them before and serve.Or you may individally soak.That’s your choice.

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29 comments on “Aappam ~ Sweet Crêpe from Chettinad !

  1. shooting star
    April 1, 2012

    looks simple and yumm!!

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  2. faseela
    April 1, 2012

    hyummy dear………….never tried the sweet version……….yum

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  3. Balachandran V
    April 1, 2012

    with mutton stew, with mutton stew! AAARRRGHHH!

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  4. maha
    April 1, 2012

    mmm, yum! the pics are just fabulous…

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  5. Torviewtoronto
    April 1, 2012

    delicious looking appam

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  6. Sumi
    April 1, 2012

    absolutely delicious..I sometimes use a handful of poha while grinding:)

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  7. Sobha Shyam
    April 1, 2012

    never made this version of appam..looks delicious and sweet syrup is also yummy..

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  8. Hema
    April 2, 2012

    Aappam with coconut milk, yumm…

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  9. KANNADASAN
    April 2, 2012

    Hai, this is Gandhi Kannadhasan I am from chettinad.
    The method is correct. And we also have tomoto kara chutney as well kuruma veg/non.veg with this aappam.
    Coconut milk will be given in a cup in all weddings.
    I love the Kerala cookery here.Keep it up.

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  10. anilkurup
    April 2, 2012

    The complimentary dish is what finally makes appam what it is. I guess so.
    Potato curry ( kootukari) , perhaps stand out; with coconut chutney thick and dash of coconut oil; well pork roast, and beef/mutton curry yummy!!!

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  11. Bikramjit
    April 2, 2012

    hmm this looks delicious
    it looks like pancakes

    yumy and i like that syrup 🙂

    Bikram's

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  12. Tina
    April 2, 2012

    Perfect and delicious…

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  13. Kaveri Venkatesh
    April 2, 2012

    Love appams….prepared this only yesterday for dinner

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  14. Jay
    April 2, 2012

    wat a lovely captures…awesome..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. Saras
    April 2, 2012

    Appam and sweet coconut milk together makes a perfect combo..Love the sweet version.

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  16. Suja Manoj
    April 2, 2012

    This is really delicious,sweet and delicious,love the recipe..can't wait to try this..

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  17. Insignia
    April 2, 2012

    Yumm!!! My favorite with coconut milk 🙂

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  18. Priya dharshini
    April 2, 2012

    Super Kool Appam..Never seen adding saffron to the milk..

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  19. Julie
    April 2, 2012

    Totally new version of appam,lovely!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  20. Swathi Iyer
    April 3, 2012

    E version of appam kollam try cheythu nokkanam.

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  21. Maayeka
    April 3, 2012

    wow!!it's so tempting and delicate..loved the recipe..
    Anjana

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  22. Daksha
    April 4, 2012

    Wow! Appam looks so tempting u make so perfectly..

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  23. hemalata
    April 4, 2012

    Yummy appam.looks so yummy.

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  24. Namitha
    April 4, 2012

    Interesting to know how different is your appam. We use only raw rice to make them 🙂

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  25. ousu
    April 9, 2012

    Yummy and that is a 100 percent god's wn food 🙂

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  26. Kitchen Flavours
    April 10, 2012

    Appam looks perfect and drool worthy….love that sweet syrup too….

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  27. Swapna Raghu Sanand
    May 27, 2012

    I make appams and they turn out just like its given in the pics but I didn't know of this sweet Chettinad recipe. Looks delicious and gives the traditional appam recipe a new taste doesn't it?

    Thanks for sharing this!

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  28. Pari
    June 11, 2012

    Yumm!
    Looks beautiful and lacy.

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    FOODELICIOUS

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  29. Renu navin paliwal
    July 7, 2012

    hi.. first time on ur blog.. lovely recipes… found some interesting and new ones…good work…
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