Vellai Appam, is one of the important neivedhyam dishes for Thirukarthigai festival. Even it is a traditional for the people of Madurai and other places of TamilNadu to make this Vellai Appam for Diwali Festival. As my mom-in-law is from Tirunelveli, it is a tradition for them to make this Vellai Appam for Tirukarthigai Festival. We can even do this simple and yummy dish as a breakfast or a evening snack. A very simple and easy to make dish. 


Vellai Appam Recipe | How to make Vellai Appam | Vellai Appam for Thirukarthigai
Vellai Appam Recipe | How to make Vellai Appam | Vellai Appam for Thirukarthigai

Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time5 mins
Servings5

Vellai Appam Recipe | How to make Vellai Appam | Vellai Appam for Thirukarthigai
Vellai Appam Recipe | How to make Vellai Appam | Vellai Appam for Thirukarthigai

Ingredients:
Raw Rice1 and 1/4 Cups*
Parboiled Rice**1/4 Cup
Urdal1/4 Cup
SaltTo taste
Chopped Ginger1 teaspoon
Green Chillies2
Curry Leavesfew
Chopped Coconut Pieces1 tablespoon
Whole Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon
Hinga Pinch
OilFor frying

*1 Cup = 250ml
** For Neivedhyam parboiled rice should not be included

Method:
  1. Wash and soak the rice and dal together for 2 hours. After 2 hours, drain the water and take the rice and dal in a mixer or grinder

  2. Grind the rice and dal to a nice and smooth batter like a dosa batter. Finely chop the green chillies and add it to the appam batter along with salt, ginger, curry leaves, pepper and chopped coconut pieces and mix well. If you want a sour taste, you can leave the batter aside for about 2 hours to get it fermented. But this is optional. The conventional method of making vellai appam doesn't make the batter fermented.

  3. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot enough, take a small ladle and take 1 ladle full of appam batter and pour it in hot oil. If the oil is really hot, we can see the appam gets nicely puffed up. With a spatula, gently flip the appam on the other side and fry them. Since the main ingredient is raw rice, the appam will not become red it will be white or little brown. That is speciality of this appam thats why we call this as " Vellai Appam".  Remove the fried appam and repeat the step for the rest of the batter.

  4. The yummy Vellai appam is now ready for neivedhyam or for serving!
  5. Vellai Appam Recipe | How to make Vellai Appam | Vellai Appam for Thirukarthigai
    Vellai Appam Recipe | How to make Vellai Appam | Vellai Appam for Thirukarthigai

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  1. It is called more appam in Kerela. We palakkadis make it just for snack. Sometimes even with left over idly dough. We also fry mustard seeds, urdal and channa dal in little oil along with chillies, ginger and curryleaves and mix it to the batter.
    Try that Mami and let me know

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    1. Sure I will try and share my results :-)

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  2. Mami can we make it using rice flour if so what will be the proportion

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  3. It s awesome, i always do this frequently as snack

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