Paalappam/Hoppers

Paalappam or HoppersĀ is one of the popular breakfast items of Kerala. Traditionally, ground rice was fermented using toddy,but nowadays yeast is mainly used for fermentation. Appam goes with all types of stews, egg curry, black chickpeas curry, etc. Here is the recipe of Paalappam which is very soft and delicious. I personally prefer appam as breakfast for all the occasions in my home. Please do try out the recipe for your breakfast also.

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice – 2 cup
  • Grated coconut- 1 1/2 cup
  • Boiled rice – 1 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tspn
  • Yeast – 1 tspn
  • Semolina/Rava – 2 tbsp

Method of preparation:

  • Wash and soak the Raw rice for 3 hours
  • After 3 hours,add enough water and grind the raw rice to a fine batter
  • Transfer the batter to a large bowl
  • Grind Boiled rice and coconut also along with some water
  • Add it to the batter
  • Take a pan,add 2 tbsp of rava to 1/4 cup of water and boil.This is called kappi.
  • Stir the kappi continuously in low flame until it thickens
  • After the kappi gets cooled,add it to the batter bowl
  • Then add salt,sugar and yeast to it
  • Mix everything using a spoon
  • The consistency should be thinner than dosa batter,so add water accordingly
  • Close the bowl with a lid overnight,so that the batter rises
  • Once the batter is rised,take a nonstick appam pan and heat it
  • Add 1 ladle of batter in the centre and rotate the pan by holding both sides
  • In medium flame,close the lid for 1 minute
  • Appam is ready
  • Taste the appam and add extra sugar/salt as per your taste
  • Similarly,make the remaining Paalappams.

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