Neiappam – Traditional Sweet made during Krishna Jayanthi. Some even make it during Aavani Avittam – the Only Male Function!!!! There are n number of recipes for making this, we even have an instant appam recipe. Now, i have made it using the long way by soaking rice and dal. Tasted yummy!!!!
Rice – 3 cups
Urad dal – 3/4 cup
Methi seeds – 1 tsp
Freshly Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 3 cups (equal to that of Rice measurement)
1 Medium-sized riped Banana
Soak rice, urad dal and methi seeds for 4-5 hours. Drain and Grind to fine batter with lil water. The batter should not be thin!!! The Consistency should be between idly and dosa batter. Not too thick and Not too thin!!! Cut the jaggery using Knife to thin slices. Add jaggery and banana to the final round of grinding. Transfer the batter to another vessel, add fresh coconut and mix well. If the batter is too thin add 2 tbsp of wheat flour.
Heat the appam pan, pour the batter in each kuzhi, Dont worry about the Calories, add some Ghee to the appam. Keep the flame low and cook both sides.