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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Nei Appam Recipe - Karthigai Deepam Recipe - Sweet Ponganalu

Nei appam is a Sweet Recipe made mainly during Karthigai Deepam, at south Indian Homes. This Appam is made with Rice, Jaggery and coconut. In home we normally make this with kara appam. We also call it as sweet Ponganalu. Ground rice  with jaggery and coconut along with ghee tastes divine. Now we learn to make this authentic recipe.





Nei Appam Recipe

 Prep Time : 20  min. 
Cook Time :5 - 7 minutes for each cycle.
Recipe Category:Festival Recipe
Yield  :  25. 

Ingredients 
Raw Rice - 1 cup.
Grated Coconut - 1 cup.
Jaggery - 1 cup.
Baking Soda - 1 pinch.
Salt - a Generous Pinch.
Ghee - as needed.



Preparation
 Soak the Raw rice for  minimum 3 hrs in water.

Method
  • Grind Raw rice and Grated coconut into a fine batter, with little water, to a thick paste.
  •  Melt the jaggery with little  water. when  it is melted completely ,filter it, to remove the impurities.Add it to ground rice batter. Then add baking soda and salt.Mix well.Now batter for appam  is ready.
 
Appam Preparation
  • Heat the paniyaram pan, when it is hot, spoon it with ghee. Then spoon it with batter, in each partition. When it is cooked on one side, you get some holes in paniyaram, then you can flip it with skewer, or spoon or knife.cook in low flame.

  • Cook for few minutes, till paniyaram(ponganalu) turns golden brown. Then remove from pan.Now Nei appam is ready for karthigai deepam.
Notes
  • Add very little water, to melt jaggery.
  • Consistency of the batter should be little thick, to get good shape.
  • Adding a cup of coconut gives, softness to paniyaram.
  • Fermentation is not necessary for this batter.

6 comments:

Farin Ahmed said...

Nice nei appam..love it

Sundari Nathan said...

yummy appam!! easy too:)

Saratha said...

Simply superb !!

shobha rawal said...

Delicious & tempting appam.......
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Shobha Kamath said...

Appam looks perfect! Received these recently from my neighbour and just loved it.

usg56 said...

Can it be made with wheat flour too, my mother in law used to make it, can you give me the recipe with wheat flour