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Aapam ( dosa ) Making Made Easier

oldernwiser's picture
Aapam is a kind of dosa which is very popular in Kerala State of India.. it is very light and so you can eat and eat and eat ( unlike the conventional dosa which is heavy because of the higher proportion of urad dall )
  Urad dal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fenugreek 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rice 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coconut powder 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste

1. In a vessel, place ural dal, methi and rice, add water, let it soak for 1 hour.
2. Add yeast and grind to get a fine paste.Let it ferment overnight.

3. To the fermented batter add, salt, baking soda and coconut powder.
4. In a nonstick round bottom karahi, pour a little batter, spread it evenly, put some oil at the edges, cook covered for 2 minutes.

5. Serve with your choice of kerela curry.

Recipe Summary

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10 Minutes
Indian Fermented Rice Pancake
If you are looking for healthy and wholesome breakfast ideas, try making these aapams. Are they dosas? No, these Kerala style aapams are like dosas but are so light and fluffy that you can eat a plate full of them. This video shows how to make authentic appams and the method is easy to follow. These are so delicious with a spicy vegetable curry, chutney or sambar and can be eaten for breakfast or served as a side dish as well.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 447 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.1%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 153.1 mg6.4%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g27.8%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 13 g25.7%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C 0.65%

Calcium 10.9% Iron 28.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


rumya's picture
I love Aapam very much. As usual your method is very easy to follow. Thank you again. I have one question I live in cold climate. Can you give me idea how to ferment the Idli/Dosa batter in the winter time? I tried putting the batter in the ovven (with oven lights on,etc). But next day batter does not smell good (some bad smell to it). How do you ferment the batter in the cold climate?Thanks in advvance.
Anonymous's picture
please dont say two 'measures' what does that mean? say 1 karandee 1 cup etc. thanks
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