Appam for karthikai- low fat
Lot of sweets and savories are made on this day. It includes ladoos made of puffed rice and jaggery called karthikai pori(a special kind of puffed flaked rice).
I did not have this rice. So I made appams for the festival. Traditionally the appams are deep fried. But I made them on the kuzhipaniyaaram pan . So this one can be consumed without any guilt.I took the idea from laavanya as I have seen her trying out so many dishes with the paniyaaram pan. My one year old loved the appams.
- Soak the rice for 2 hours. Drain the water and grind it to a smooth paste. Now add banana,jaggery,grated coconut and cardamom powder and grind to a smooth paste.
- Leave the batter for a couple of hours.This resting time is important for soft appams. Now coat the paniyaaram pan with very little ghee. Add the batter in the pan. After a few minutes, flip them and cook on the other side. Remove from the pan.
I am sending them to srilekha's Efm- sweet event.