Discover the traditional art of making Appam, a staple in Keralite cuisine, and its significance in local culture.
Introduction to Appam
Appam is a type of pancake, originating from the Indian state of Kerala, made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is a popular breakfast item and is known for its soft, fluffy center and crispy edges.
The fermentation process is key to achieving the perfect texture of Appam. Typically, the batter is left to ferment overnight, which also contributes to its unique taste.
Content and Preparation
To prepare Appam, you need rice, coconut milk, sugar, a pinch of salt, and yeast for fermentation. The batter is then spread on a hot pan and swirled around to create its distinct shape and cooked until the edges are golden brown.
I believe that Appam is not just food but an experience that connects us to the Kerala tradition. The simplicity and the flavors are unmatched in the realm of Indian pancakes.
Appam continues to be a beloved breakfast dish, embodying the essence of Keralite cuisine and hospitality.