Sunday, August 16, 2015

Neyyappam






Neyyappam is a south Indian speciality common in Kerala. These are rice pancakes fried in ghee or oil.  A batter of pouring consistency is made of rice flour and jaggery. Cardamom are added for flavour. Recipe here. Thanks dear Dyuthi Krishna for this yummy recipe.


Ingredients

Raw rice - 3 cups

Maida/all purpose flour - 3 tbsp

Jaggery - 1/2 kg

Banana, small - 3 nos

Baking soda - 1/4 tsp

Coconut pieces/Thengakkothu - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 1 tbsp

Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil for fry

Method

Wash raw rice and soak for 4- 6 hours in water. Drain and grind raw rice in a mixer. Do not grind to make a fine powder. The consistency should be that of a puttu flour.

In a pan, add water and jaggery and melt. Pass this syrup through a strainer to remove any dirt. Keep this aside.

Grind banana in a blender.

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Fry coconut pieces till light brown in colour.

In a bowl, add rice flour, banana, salt, cardamom powder, maida, fried coconut, baking soda and jaggery syrup. Mix well to make a batter, which resembles dosa batter consistency.

Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add a ladle full of batter. Lower the flame. Deep fry on both sides until they are crispy.










16 comments:

  1. How interesting! They do look very addictive and delicious.

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  2. These make lovely snacks, Beena! xoxo

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  3. I love the flavors in this, would love to have some appams now..

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  4. Wow...my favourite one, look mouthwatering...thanks for your diligence...Madam

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  5. Ghee, coconut and banana??? Triple yes.

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  6. I am really interested in what you wrote here. This looks absolutely perfect. All these tinny details gives me a lot of knowledge.

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  7. A perfect tea time snack...Truly tempting!!

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  8. It looks yumm perfect tea time snack

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