24.1.10

Nei Appam





Unniappam:

Appam. Paniyaram. Unniappam. Nei Appam.

During summer vacation, We (myself and cousins) used put our Derra'(camp) at Madras, Periamet...Grandma's house. All day long is mostly fun filled activities...learning to drive bicycle in the narrow streets, playing cricket using rubber ball, passing comments on all the baldies from 4th floor, persuading Uncle to take us to the beach, light house, circus, what ever...definitely tired by evening!!!Grandma used to make this 'nei appam' in the evening and we will devour it, in minutes.

This is one recipe, that I requested my Auntie to bring the original recipe for me to try. She is so kind to photocopy all her recipe collection and brought that as a sweet surprise to me, at the airport(when I headed back here). Although I made them using this fancy griddle, my grandma used to bring the same shape without any special equipment...she directly fries the batter in hot ghee, yep' still it turns out very uniform in shape, fluffy and so spongy! Hmmm, kind of still working on it!! Here you go, my short cut version till then...

Ingredients:

Raw rice 1 cup
Jaggery 1/2 cup
Coconut milk 1/4 cup
Coconut grated few spoons
Cardamom powder 1/4 spoon
Dash of ginger powder
Ghee/clarified butter for deep frying/pan frying.

Method:

Soak rice for several hours and wet-grind the same to thick batter.

Add all the other ingredients to it, except oil.

Now heat oil, in a pan...and spoon-in the batter and fry the same, till golden brown to reddish brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

37 comments:

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

The appam looks so delicious, so you should be having a good collection of those treasured recipes.

Nostalgia said...

Looks yum.. its been a while since I had this goodie

K said...

Delicious! Looking forward to seeing the other recipes from the collection:)

Happy Cook said...

Same here it is ages ago i had them. Drool drool.

Devi Meyyappan said...

wow.. I love this!... but I've never tried this version at home.. will try sooon, thank you :)... looks very good!!

Asha said...

Those were the days in India when we were young and it's hot whole day everyday! I spent most of my time on the trees! :D

Lovely dessert.Great post.

Rachana Kothari said...

I have never had sweet appams, will definitely give it a try:) Looking forward to seeing the other delicious recipes from the collection:)

Cham said...

I love the deep fried in ghee directly! I know it is fatty but tasty :)
Tasty pict!

priya said...

This is my favorite...love to have it when ever i go to kerala...have seen it in tea stalls there along with paruppu vadas and pazham pori...tempting taste!!...just want to grab ur nei appam from screen!

Faiza Ali said...

They look so delicious dear...reminds me of Kerala. my grandma makes the perfect nei appam I have ever tasted.

Parita said...

Appams look very cute and yummy!

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Look so yummy! never tried adding jaggery! will surely try this version next time..
Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

SE said...

truly treasured memories and recipes too!!!these look yumm

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Nice pics of appam....

Priya said...

Nei appam makes me hungry...my fav..

Rohini said...

God they look so inviting!! Can imagine how delicately flavored they must be!! Me gonna try it soon :)

Homecooked said...

These look delicious! Bookmarked them to try. Recipes passed on by family are always a hit :)

Sathya Sankar said...

Appam looks delicious malar, never had them before !

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! looks delicious..I want to try it..

Gita said...

That is so sweet of your auntie...nice picture Malar...I am also thinking of getting one those girdles...getting awfully tempted with the sweet and savory paniyarams posted by the foodies :)

Nandini said...

Sweet appam! They're cute & eye-catching!

Rekha shoban said...

tempting nei appam...my favourite one....

sowmya.s said...

nice recipe..looks yumm..am surely goingto trythis sometime..

shankari said...

What a wonderful gift from your aunt. My aachi used to make nei appam for us too :)Aren't we lucky have to such tasty food memories

shaz said...

Wow! This looks so delicious, I'm sure I would devour them in minutes too. Sounds like such a fun childhood :)

Abhilash said...

I did not see nai appam for long. Nice prepration. Being inspired by this blog post I am going to have it tomorrow from Swamis tea shop.

sayantani said...

we make a similar recipe called Gurpithe. you reminded me of my childhood as well. love the recipe. i have seen so many recipes with Paniyaram now am thinking of buying one for myself.

sayantani said...

my comments are not getting posted...am trying again. lovely recipe Malar. you reminded me of my childhood as well.

vineetha said...

Fabulous nai appam...Back home we make unniappams for all our celebrations..Missing them very badly :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Thanks a lot, girls:)

Devasena Hariharan said...

Paniaram looks too good malar. Remembering my childhood days.........

AshKuku said...

Those appadittu's are really cute & yummy.... I love them so much that I am ready to ask for a home delivery.... I know it is crazy but true with every single word that I punch here.... Lovely they are...

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

kothiyavunu said...

Oh that brings back all nostalgic memories..my dad fav..ur looks yummy and very tempting! want to have a bite..:)

Miri said...

I have always wanted to try this - never have got around to doing it. looks yummy!

Soma Pradhan said...

Unfortunately i dont have the mould..Bu i see u post many diff recipes with this mould..!!!!looks delcious

Swathi said...

Malar,

I love neiappam, I make during festivals only. Yours looks really nice

Rina said...

Luv to try this dear..looks yum..