Urad and Rava ‘Appo’ as it is called is the batter of these two ingredients to which spices of choice are added and then roasted in a pan called ‘Appam chetti’ which is specially meant to roast them. Recipe Link to the Chutney and Sambhar given below.
- 250 gms Urad Dal
- 500 gms Rava
- 16 green chillies
- 2 inch piece of ginger
- Kidney bean size piece of Hing/ asafoetida
- 10 sprigs of curry leaves
Wash and soak the urad dal for four hours. Grind it in the wet grinder non stop for half an hour adding a little water at a time to a smooth batter which is of dropping consistency. Remove into a vessel. Tip the Rava into a bowl. Pour two glasses of water into it and mix it. Add it to the ground batter. Make a coarse paste of green chillies, ginger and Hing. Drop it into the batter. Chop the curry leaves fine and add them to the batter along with salt. Mix well. Heat the Appam pan. Pour a little oil into the troughs followed by the batter. Cover the pan and roast on a gentle flame till it leaves the sides of the pan. Flip and roast on the other side too. Remove, and serve with Chutney and Sambhar.
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