Pulichappam

Ingredients (Makes around 12 – 15 pulichappam)

  1. Idli rice – 1 cup

Whole urad dal – 1/4 cup

Grated coconut – 1/3 cup

Cooked rice – 1/4 cup (You can use 2 tbsp white poha instead. Soak it in enough water for 10 minutes and use in the recipe)

Salt – As required

2. Lukewarm water – 2 tbsp

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Yeast – 1 tsp (Combine sugar and yeast in lukewarm water(around 2 – 3 tbsp) and set aside to rise for 5 – 10 minutes)

3. Coconut oil – 1 – 2 tbsp

Shallots – 8, thinly sliced

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Method

1. Soak the idli rice and urad dal separately in enough water for at least  5 – 6 hrs.

2. Combine sugar and yeast in lukewarm water(around 2 – 3 tbsp) and set aside to rise for around 10 minutes.

3. Grind the idli rice, urad dal, grated coconut, salt and cooked rice / soaked poha to a fine paste adding only sufficient water in the large jar of a blender.

4. Add yeast mix and blend for 10 seconds until everything is well-combined. Allow it to ferment in a warm place (You can keep it inside the oven after heating it for 20 – 30  seconds or leave the oven light on) for at least 6 – 8 hrs. Remember to transfer the batter to a large container otherwise it may overflow. When fermented, the batter will almost rise double.  If you use rapid rise yeast or if the yeast is of good quality, fermentation might take place in lesser time.

5. Heat coconut oil in a small pan. Add sliced shallots and cook till light golden. Add curry leaves and cook till shallots turn golden. Switch off the flame.

6. Make appams using a tawa. Heat tawa on medium flame. Add a ladle full of batter. Cook for a few seconds. Top with little fried shallots and 1 – 2 curry leaves. Bring down the flame to low-medium or low. Cover with a lid if needed. Flip to the other side and cook on low heat for a minute. Remove the appam and repeat until the batter is finished. Serve warm with egg curry/ egg roast /any spicy curry of your choice.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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