Appam is the traditional south Indian festival item that is made during many special occasions like Krishna jeyanthi , Avania vattam, Karthigai deepam . It can be also had as evening snacks. The traditional method is made by raw rice and jaggery. But today lets see how to make the appam with wheat flour which is very easy and instant method.Steps for making this appam .
Preparation Time: 20 mints| Cooking Time : 30 mints|Severs: 20 nos
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbspn
Cooking soda - pinch
Banana - 1 ripped
Jaggery - 1/2 cup heaped
Cardamom - 1 tspn
Water - 1/4 cup + 2 tbspn
Oil - as required
1. Peel the banana and mash it well with the masher and transfer it to a mixing bowl along with wheat flour and rice flour. Take the jaggery in a pan along with water and bring to boil.
2. Cook until the jaggery dissolves. Strain the jaggery and add to the mixing bowl. Mix the banana,flour,jaggery well without any lumps.
3. Add the cardamom and baking soda to the batter and mix well. Adjust the batter to pouring consistency by adding little water if needed. Heat the appam pan with little oil on each mold. Once its hot reduce the flame and pour the batter.
4. Then fry it on both sides by adding oil until golden . Then remove from pan. Repeat the process for entire batter.
Now the hot godhumai appam is ready to serve.
If the appam batter is too watery u can add the extra wheat flour and adjust the consistency. If its too thick add water little by little and adjust.
You can also add tbspn of grated coconut along with batter.
You can also deep fry in oil instead of making in appam batter.
In appam pan instead of oil you can also make it with ghee. It enhance more flavors.