Sunday, August 27, 2006

Vella Appam (Sweet Appam)

Appakarai
Appam is made up of rice flour and jaggery
Appam
Vella Appam 
My favorite sweet and make very often at home. For Gokulashtami we prepare Vella Cheedai,,Appam, , Uppu Cheedai, Murukku, and Vella Aval.






  • Raw Rice -…........... 1 cup
  • Jaggery -…… ..........1 cup
  • Coconut(Grated).....1/2 cup
  • Ripe Plantain ......... 1
  • Cardamom ............ 6
  • Salt ........................ a pinch
  • Oil for frying

Method

  • Soak the rice for two hours and grind to the consistency of dosa batter.
  • Add the jaggery, coconut, plantain, cardamom and a pinch of salt and grind. 
  • Heat the appa kaarai with oil/ghee. 
  • Pour the batter in each kuzhi (till half). 
  • Turn the appams after some time and fry the other side of the appams ,till they become golden brown on all sides.

Kozhakattai


Kozhakattai is made with coconut and jaggery


Kozhakattai

Ganesh Chathurthi

To day 27th August, we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi. We did puja,naivedyam and arathi to Lord Ganesh. He is Sarvavignaharan means removes all our obstacles come on our way.
We prepare kozhakattai for naivedyam for Lord Ganesh and pray for all.

For purnam


  • Grated Coconut...........1cup
  • Jaggery........................1/2 cup 
  • Cardamom...................a pinch  
Outside Filling

  • Rice Flour…………… 2 cups
  • Water……………….. 1 cup
  • Salt…………………. 1/2 tsp
  • Oil………………….. 2 tsp
  • Maida………………. 1tsp
 
Method

 

  • Heat a pan with coconut, ghee and jaggery. 
  • Jaggery melts and mix with the coconut.
  • Fry for some time till it comes out from sides and able to make small balls..
  • Make small purnam balls with wet hands and place in a plate.
  • Boil the water in a pan and add oil, salt and rice flour,maida. Stir well with out forming lumps. 
  • When it becomes thick dough,cover and keep.
  • Knead the dough with little oil, till it becomes smooth. 
  • Take little dough make small cups and place the purnam and close the cups. 
  • Steam all the kozhakattais for 10 minutes.
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