Neyyappam! A delicious yet popular Kerala delicacy that allures the tastebuds of sweet lovers. Generally, this sweet dish is prepared during festivals in Kerala. Not only for festivals, one can also prepare it for the evening snack as well.
Well! The name itself says that it is prepared using lots of ghee. And, if you are a ghee lover, then this amazing sweet is for you. So without any delay, have a look at the recipe here...
Rice - 1 cup (soaked for 3-4 hrs)
Jaggery - 1 cup
Water as required
Freshly shredded coconut - 2-3 tbsp
Ripened banana - 1 (mashed) (optional)
Sesame seeds (roasted in ghee) - 1-2 tsp
Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
All purpose flour - 2 tbsp
A pinch of baking soda
Ghee for frying
Method To Prepare Neyyappam
Drain the rice and let it dry for a few minutes. Then blend it by adding little water, mashed banana into a smooth paste.
Now melt the jaggery in a bowl by adding some water on a medium flame. Thereafter, strain the melted jaggery and set it aside.
Now take another bowl and add the rice batter, melted jaggery, sesame seeds, grated coconut, all-purpose flour, baking soda and mix them well without any lumps. Make sure that the batter should not be too thick or too loose. It should be in pouring consistency.
Set this appam batter aside for 3-4 hrs and let it ferment.
Then heat the ghee in a wok and take a ladder full of batter and gently pour it into the ghee.
Deep fry it until dark brown on both the sides. Follow the same for the remaining batter.
That's it! The delicious, sweet 'Neyyappam' is ready to devour now...
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