Friday, November 18, 2011

Appalu...different version / Fried flat sweetened dough




As the days get shorter, I get lazier is probably in the correct ratio!...well not really, but still so many things to do and shopping ;) has been keeping me away....I am trying to click pictures before the sun goes down and that's a real pain....as I don't have my light box made (again) as yet...which maybe now since its a sign, by the sun setting so soon, that i should go ahead and make one again!.....only problem is where can I keep it safe, without my kids getting to it!!....IN THIS TINY HOUSE!!!

Coming to the recipe, this is also one of the naivedhyam offered to God for Lakshmi Pooja. It is kind of different since it has rava, maida and coconut, and most of all its deep fried.
What doesn't taste good when its Deep fried!!...I am sure Gods love it too! :)
Anyways...the fresher the dough made...the better, so that it doesn't fall apart in the oil.
Kneading the dough well also helps in not falling apart.
The traditional way for this to be made is deep frying, but if you don't want to, then surely try the shallow fry. Just brown it on both sides.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup ravva
1/2 cup maida, all purpose flour
1/2 cup fresh coconut, grated
1/2 to-3/4 cup bellam, jaggery
pinch of cardamom powder
1-2 tbsp ghee, neyyi
water to need to dough

Oil for Deep frying

Method:

Roast the rava, for 2 min.
Mix this with maida, freshly grated coconut, grated jaggery, elaichi powder and neyyi.
Use slightly warm water to mix...and knead for a aleast 5 mins. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a kadai or if shallow frying, in a open pan.
Take small pieces of the dough, flatten it in yor palms, using tiny bit of ghee or oil.
Fry till they are golden brown on both side. Remove onto a paper napkin.
Serve as Naivedhyam, serve warm if possible.
Enjoy!!!



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26 comments:

  1. the last pic says it all.. absolutely grab from the screen.. what fun it would have been...the first to comment would eat it all!!
    Love Ash.

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  2. awesome!! love the arrangement!

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  3. Love the variation and presentation.

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  4. Appalu luks perfect n cute with the flower...my fav.

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  5. These look awesome and delish! Bookmarking.

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  6. looks perfect dear...love those clicks

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  7. awesome recipe............luv d clicks

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  8. Wow.. awesome and delicious recipe.. thanks for the recipe :)

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  9. I love these appalu, my aamma used to make these frequently....
    Now I cant wait to try them !!

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  10. Thats a nice, traditional recipe.. ;) Yup..taking pics before sunset can be a prob sometimes..Im trying to find a soln too!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. wow very tempting recipe and ur presentation is too gud...

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  12. Awesome clicks. looks like athirasam ... :)

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  13. delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..

    Do visit my blog too
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  14. Oh yea tell me about the challenges of photographing in winter! I loved the first shot with the cute flower, lovely. I've never tried appalu and I'm so tempted by eyeballing the ingredients--totally my kind of snack!

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  15. I dont bother to munch some rite now;well done Smitha..

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  16. Delicious looking snack.
    Glad to follow u... You have a wonderful space. Please visit my space when u get a chance,.

    -Lavanya.
    My Recent Post: PB&J Stuffed French Toast

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  17. Totally my kinda dish, the first pic is lovely with that cute flower :)
    USMasala

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  18. appams look so yummy - would love one now :)

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  19. Awesome and super inviting appalu Dear.Deliciously clicked.Luv it

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  20. I love sweets, so it will be my choice.

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  21. i must say this is absolutely beautiful.... love susan chacko's kitchen

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