Appam & Stew

Typical recipe for the best appam
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 2 people


For Appams:-

  • 1 cup Basmati rice soaked for atleast 3 hours
  • 1/2 of Coconut
  • 3 tbsp Cooked rice
  • Salt As reqd
  • 1 tsp Sugar

For garnishing:-


  • Grind together basmati, cooked rice and coconut along with 1/2 cup water finely.
  • Keep aside in a warm place for fermenting.
  • :- It will definitely ferment when kept overnight. If you live in a cold region, keep the vessel in hot water.
  • Add water, salt, a pinch of soda bicarb and a tsp of sugar to the fermented batter.
  • For making stew:- 1)In a pressure cooker, saute the onion, ginger, garlic, small onions and green chillies.
  • When onion starts becoming transluscent, add the vegetables and stir.
  • Add coriander pwder and stir for 1 min.
  • Add 1 cup of thin coocnut milk and mix well.
  • Cook on high flame upto 1 whistle and later, on low flame for 5 mins.
  • After the pressure settles, add the thick coconut milk and stir.
  • :- Do not heat after this.
  • Add pepper if needed.
  • :- A tsp of Ari podi(Rice flour) can be added to make the stew thick.
  • Splutter mustard seeds, small onions, dry red chillies and curry leaves in ghee.
  • Garnish the stew with the above.
  • :- Chicken also can be added in this stew.
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