Monday, October 16, 2006

Appam and priya's Kadala Curry

When I went to Kerala, I was bowled over by Puttu and Kadala curry. I made Kadala curry (black gram ?) with the help of Priya's recipe. It was really yummy. I paired it with the Appam the white fluffy pancake in the picture; it is made from rice flour and coconut milk.

Appam (makes about 15)
Rice powder - 3 cups
yeast -1/4 tsp
sugar - 1 tsp
rava (semolina) -1 tsp
coconut milk - 1 can

Mix in once glass of water yeast and sugar. Keep for one hour.

In 1 glass of water, mix one spoon rava, and make it into paste by heating up.(make sure no lump)

Once cold, mix rice powder,coconut milk, yeast (Let it ferment for min of 2 hours )
Don't add too much water to this batter, because the mixture gets diluted after fermentation.

Add salt just before making Appam.

Heat a tiny bit of oil in a small flat frying pan. Pour a ladleful of the batter and cover. After a few minutes turn the appam to the other side.