Monday, November 1, 2010

Mango Appam( Steamed Mango Rice Cake)


I tried this from Kothiyavunu blog with a few changes. The very first time when I saw in her blog, I knew I'm definitely going to try this and I did nearly two weeks back which is been sitting in my drafts for a long time. It's actually called  Vattayappam, which I came across in a few blogs before. Every time when I looked at this recipe it tempted me a lot to try, I really wanted to try the exact same version but somehow I  the mango puree sitting in my store cupboard tempted me a lot too add it to this appam.
  Vattayappam is traditional Kerala  dish, a soft spongy steamed rice cake. You can make this as savoury and serve with curries or make it as sweet by adding sugar.
Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 40 minutes + Fermenting Time
Cooking Time: 35 to 40 minutes

Ingredients:
Raw rice- 2 cups
Mango Puree- 4 tbsp
Cooked Rice- 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut- 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Ghee- 2 tsp
Almonds- 10 to 15
Method:
Prepare the batter:
Soak the rice in water for 4 to 5 hours. Drain the water , grind it along with coconut, cooked rice and mango puree until you get a smooth batter. Add the sugar and salt, grind again. Pour the batter in a vessel, cover it. Allow it to ferment 1 whole night.
Make the appam:
The next day, just before making your appam, add the soda by mixing it in 1 tbsp of water. Mix it well. Grease a stainless steel bowl with little ghee. Mix the batter with some water if it's too thick. Pour it in the bowl, sprinkle with cardamom powder.
Steam it in a steamer or pressure cooker for 30 minutes. To check if it's cooked, insert a skewer and if it comes out clean, then the appams are cooked. Garnish with crushed nuts.
Serve warm or cold, either way it's good.

33 comments:

Priya said...

Thats a very exotic and beautiful looking steamed cake..awesome.

Subhashini said...

easy and yummy dish.

Krishnaveni said...

wow, that looks super yummy

Shalini said...

lovely mango rice steam cake:)

சிநேகிதி said...

wow..looks yummy....

Paula said...

what a delicious idea! love this!

have a nice time,
Paula

Pushpa said...

Mango appam looks gorgeous and is easy to make...

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

An Open Book said...

that is an interesting twist to the usual

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

awesome recipe looks yummy!!

Faith said...

What a wonderful looking cake.. I can smell it from here:).. Your family is very lucky to have those tonight. Wish I could be there.

G.Pavani said...

looks very yummy n healthy dish..

seetha said...

delicious cake(without maida) !!!I cld smell the mango flavor!!!can we replace mango with any other fruit!!!

seetha said...

wow

Dimah said...

This looks so wonderfully delicious!

harini-jaya said...

hey I thought appam was supposed to be like some kind of dosa..I was totally bowled over by this awesome looking cake(I think) :)

NIDHYA said...

Thats a super cool cake.. very inviting, Umm

Aaha Oho

Suhaina said...

that is really a new kind of appom tome.looks so yummy and love the colour.nicely decorated.

aipi said...

That definitely looks gorgeous..I have never tried steamed cake before..you are tempting me to try it!

US Masala

Nitha said...

lovely and flavorful appam..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Wow!Great looking mango cake.So yummy!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious colourful sweet

Srimathi said...

looks delicious. I have never heard of this one.

PriyaVaasu said...

Mango in appams, that looks delicious!!!!

Seema Abbas Ali said...

Yummm, lovely presentation Ayeesha! Love the way you experiment with different genre of cuisines...

Kurinji said...

awesome...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for the lovely comments.
Harini, yes those appams are different it's made in pan, this is different to me as well, I adopted it from a blog.
Seetha, thank you for visiting my blog for the first time, yes you can experiment with other fruits as well.

Priya Sreeram said...

so very unique and tempting!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Beautifully decorated mango cake dear..Looks gorgeous

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nithya said...

Looks great :) a must try for me since its my favorite mango in it :)

Sweet Artichoke said...

Very interesting recipe! I've never tried steamed cakes!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Never have tried original one, yours looks amazing!

Suja Sugathan said...

Mango cake sounds a wonderful idea dear..looks so delicious and inviting.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

It looks just amazing :)

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