Mouth watering Morappams

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As we Indians go gaga over naming the next android version of Pichai’s Google, and the southern sweet delight “neyappam” being the front runner for the same, I thought it is appropriate for me to introduce the salty interpretation for the benefit of my dear blogger buddies.

So here goes the mouth watering morappams…

What you need:

  • Kadai with holes called as paniyaram kadai – see image which is of the non stick version that is available at all stores including online.I used the traditional iron kadai as you can see in the pic
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Non stick kadai with holes
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The traditional cast iron kadai with lesser holes
  • Long sharp knife or tool to flip the appams over, the ideal tool is the long stainless steel rod with a sharp edge that is used to flip papads over
  • Ingredients for the batter
  1. Dosa/idli batter – 1 cup

morappam 1 ¼ cup refined flour

¼ cup rice flour

¼ cup wheat flour

Small measure sooji or rava

Finely cut green chillies – 3 to 4 nos

Small piece ginger finely cut

Coriander and curry leaves chopped finely

Procedure:

  • Mix all the ingredients together to form a semi solid batter similar to dosa batter and keep it ready
  • Heat sesame oil in the kadai but ensure that the oil does not smoke
  • Pour carefully the batter in a ladle into the holes
  • Make certain that all are cleanly submerged in the oil
  • Put the stove to medium or low flame and wait for the appams to turn light brown
  • Flip them over and make sure that the other side too cooks well
  • Wait for them to turn golden brown and flip them over once again
  • This makes the appams crispy from the outside and tender inside
  • Remove the appams from the kadai into an absorbent paper

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Coconut chutney is the ideal combo to go with these crunchy savouries, however, a mix of coriander or cilantro chutney with tomato sauce too makes it a heavenly side dish.

This scrumptious spicy morappams are a perfect tea time snack and if this salty version is so very tempting, imagine the sweet fritter fried in aromatic ghee to get the divine neyappams….little wonder all of us are smacking our lips in anticipation for the code name and cooking overtime to pip everything else to the post and emerge winners in the contest for Android nomenclature!!!

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