Kalathappam or Cooker Appam is a traditional styled Malabar specialty rice cake prepared in a pressure cooker. Kalathappam is a tasty variety dish, very filling and healthy. Kalathappam / Cooker Appam is a unique and special dish prepared from raw rice, cooked rice, jaggery and fried seasonings. In Malabar region, Kalathappam is a very popular snack enjoyed as evening snack or even as breakfast dish. You can explore a well detailed Kalathappam/Cooker Appam here that can be easily prepared at home.
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Just tried and followed it well. Ended up with sticky blob of rice batter. Used toothpick to test it..twice. My batter ended up thick than whats in the picture. Reason I know is that when I poured batter into the cooker, shallots and coconut flakes did not float and submerged. So my guess is batter was too thick. Some of the steps missing are:
1. Is 1 cup water correct to grind rice?
2. How much water to use to melt jaggery
3. 5 no shallots? medium or small
Will try again soon if I have more details to this.
It depends on the rice. Some types of rice are sticky and require little more more water. For jaggery add 1/2 cup water and see that jaggery has completely melted and make it a syrup. Five small shallots are required.