Adding cooked rice is a tradition while making Vellappam to lend it softness. Some add yeast. I have posted a Vellappam using Poha/Flattened Rice and Rice earlier. Today posting an Appam made with Rice, Coconut and a pinch of soda bicarb.
- 250 gms Rice
- 1/2 of a small coconut grated
- A pinch of soda bicarb
Wash and, soak the rice for three hours. Grind to a fine paste along with the coconut adding just enough water to make a batter of pouring, consistency. Add salt and the soda bicarb, mix and allow to ferment for ten hours. Heat the Appam pan. Pour a ladleful of batter in the centre of the pan and gently rotate the pan so that the sides too get coated thinly. Cover and cook for a minute or two. The centre is soft and fluffy and the sides crisp. Serve it hot with Vegetable Stew. The recipe link to the Stew is mentioned below.