Kaara appam |rice dal snack | Indian snacks

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Kaara appam is a snack prepared with rice and dal batter. 

Serves: 40 to 50

Cooking time: 5-8 minutes for each Kara appam

Ingredients   

1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 cup = 300 ml                             

  • Idli rice / Idli chaawal / idli arisi / par boiled rice – ½ cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • White rice – ½ cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Toor dal / arhar dal / thuvaram paruppu – ½ cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Chana dal / kadalai paruppu– ¼ cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Moong dal / pasi paruppu– ¼ cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Urad dal / ulutham paruppu – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds / methi / vendayam – ½ tsp
  • Red chillies / lal mirch / sigappu milagai – 4
  • Green chillies / haree mirch / pachai milagai – 6 ( chopped)
  • Ginger / adrak / inji– 1 inch
  • Curry leaves / kadi patte / karuveppilai – few
  • Coriander leaves / dhaniya / kothamalli – few
  • Wheat flour / gehoon ka aata / gothumai maavu – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Hing powder (asafoetida) / perungayam– ½ tsp
  • Baking soda – ½ tsp
  • Salt – required

Method

  1. Soak the idli rice and white rice in water (225 ml) for 2-3 hours.
  2. Soak the moong dal, urad, toor dal, fenugreek seeds and chana dal in water (300 ml) for 2 hours.
  3. Grind the soaked rice with water (150 ml) to a coarse liquid batter. Coarse liquid batter is ready.
  4. Grind the soaked dals with coarse liquid batter, ginger, green chillies, red chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves to a batter (the batter should neither be very smooth or coarse. Now, the ground batter is ready.
  5. Add wheat flour, Heeng powder, baking soda, required salt and water (100 ml) to the ground batter ( the consistency of the batter should neither be too thick and too thin. Please refer the video to check the consistency of the batter). Now, Appam batter is ready.
  6. Take a small ladle full of Appam batter and pour it in hot oil.
  7. Deep fry until it turns golden brown on both sides. Serve hot. Enjoy it with Sweet appam | instant wheat appam | karthigai appam.

 

 

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