Monday, July 16, 2012

Ela Appam

When amma used to make this during childhood days I used to say "Oh I don't like this". But now in this desert land I'm yearning to get the odour of steamed appams, rice packed in banana leaves. That is when I realize that these things holds us lot closer to nature and relations. Here in the filling I used ripe banana too. My husband likes it. It is more sweet this way and filling too. Have it as a snack or for breakfast.


You need
  • Raw rice flour - 1 cup
  • Boiling water - 3/4 cup + (1/4 cup) 
  • Ripe banana - 1 
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Banana leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method
  • Boil water with salt and oil
  • By this time chop banana and mix together with grated coconut and sugar. This is your filling
  • Put the rice flour in a deep bowl.
  • Pour 3/4 cup of boiling water into this. Mix the flour and water well using a wooden spoon. 
  • If you need more water add little by little until you get a tough dough
  • Divide the dough into small lemon size balls
  • Clean the banana leaves and cut it into small squares
  • Place each ball in a banana leaf and press dough to the leaf until you get a thin circle
  • Put a scoop of the filling onto one half of the circle
  • Fold the leaf to form a semicircle (the other half of the circle falls over the filling. You'll get a semicircle)
  • Repeat the process for the other balls
  • Put the banana leaves with appam in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes




22 comments:

  1. like the stuffing.. very delicious..

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  2. lovely presentaion and yummy preparation!!

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  3. ma favourite... look so inviting!!! want to have it now :)
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  4. I so love this one.. yumm...

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  5. Hi Reshmi ,

    Really mouth watering :)))

    Can't control:))

    Keep on Dear ...

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  6. stuffed appam, really delicious dish. Very appropriate for breakfast.

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  7. My favorite,delicious filling..

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  8. The pictures of that peep is wonderful Reshmi..I am a sucker of this.

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  9. I too make the similar filling,with bananas but I usually mash the bananas..yummy ela appam!!!

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  10. Looks very delicious

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  11. Very delicious, shud love to try this time..

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  12. That looks absolutely delicious!

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  13. Appam looks very tempting and delicious. Please collect your award "http://eezy-kitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-third-award.html"

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  14. i love these ela appams, was a childhood fav, even now :)

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  15. I have had this with jackfruit filling. Absolutely delicious. It was at my best friends house and it was only my good manners that I could stop at three.

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