Monday, May 24, 2010
Appalu is a sweet item generally prepared for prasadam at the time of pujas.
Jaggery-2 1/4 (two and one fourth cups)
Jaggery has to be grated and measured.
Grated coconut(raw)-2 table spoons
Rice flour-1 1/2 cup(one and a half cups)
Maida 1/2 cup
Oil for deep frying
Rice and maida are to be well mixed and kept aside.
Place a kadai on the stove in low flame,add 1/2 cup of water and jaggery .
Slowly it melts and let it boil for 10 minutes,then turn the stove in to low flame
and add slowly the rice flour and maida.See that lumps should not be formed,
let it cook.Slowly it settles.Switch off the stove.
Let it cool for half an hour,and after cooling make small balls as marbles
and place a kadai with oil for deep frying.
Place a few balls on plastic sheet and press with four fingers ,
it expands,like this prepare some appams with hands
Let the oil be in medium to high heat,and after heating,place a few appams and fry
till golden brown.
Like wise adjust the temp of the stove according to the heat required.
Serve in a serving bowl.