Indariyappam (Kurishappam) signifies Maundy Thursday and commemorates the ritualistic cutting of cake. It symbolizes the washing of the Lord's feet and The Last Supper, the day before Crucifixion. Indariyappam (Kurishappam) is served by the head of the family to the others by dipping in a sweetened syrup. The Appam is very easy to prepare at home. Keep note that you should not poke at the Appam with anything to check whether cooked or not. Since this is a ritualistic Appam, there should not be any disfigurement at the sides of Appam. You can explore a well detailed Appam recipe here.
For preparing the Appam, first grind together the coconut and garlic to a smooth paste and keep aside.
Grind the urad dal.
Mix both the pastes together.
Add the roasted rice flour with a bit of salt to the pastes and mix well with little water to make it a stiff batter.
Grease a cake dish or a round bottomed vessel with a little butter or ghee.
Pour the batter into it up to the halfway mark.
Make a small cross with the hosanna¦s palm leaf and keep in the middle.
Keep the vessel in an idli steamer and cook for 20 mins.
Take it out from the steamer and loosen the sides with a knife.
:- Do not poke with anything to check if the appam is cooked. The ritualistic cake is ready for Maundy Thursday. The family gathers around the appam and its the head of the family that cuts the appam, dips in a sweetened Paalukurukku syrup and serves it to the other family members. Every year the ritual is performed on Maundy Thursday to commemorate the Lord's Supper.