Friday, 6 April 2012

Moru Appam

Moru appam is a savory rice dumpling from Tamilnadu prepared from leftover dosa batter. I prepared this while reviewing the book – Southern Flavors by Chandra Padmanabhan.

These are quite similar to the Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram except that sour curd is added to the batter here.

You need:

Leftover dosa batter- 3 cups
Sour curd – ½ cup
Coconut pieces, cut into ¼ “ cubes – ¼
Ginger, peeled and grated – 1” piece
Green chillies – 3, finely chopped
Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons, finely chopped
Salt to taste

For tempering :

Oil- 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
Urad dal – 1 teaspoon
Asafetida powder – a pinch
Curry leaves – a few

  1. Combine  all the ingredients except those mentioned under ‘for tempering’ . Mix well.
  2. Heat oil for tempering in a small pan and put in the ingredients for tempering in the order mentioned.
  3. When it splutters pour into the prepared batter and mix well.
  4. Heat a paniyaram pan and fill the depressions with a little oil.
  5. When the pan has heated up, pour the batter halfway up the depressions. Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Using a skewer turn the appam gently and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes till golden brown.
  7. Drain and place on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with sambar . chutney / dosai milagai podi.

My note :

  • Before adding salt, check and add if required as the dosa batter already contains salt.
  • I used a non stick paniyaram pan and hence avoided the oil mentioned in step – 4.

Bon Appetit...


Chandrani said...

Appam looks so delicious.

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Kitchen Flavours said...

Love these...i too have bookmarked it...yet to make it....

maha said...

really healthy n yummy one.looks nice.

Lavanya T R said...

Perfect south indian dish :)

Jaleela said...

appam look very tempting PJ

Blackswan said...

Very cute dish, dear! I'm sure they're a hit.

PJ, do chk out my new post Limpets, The Poor Man’s Abalone & at the same time, take a look at my newly revamped Cooking Page & let me know if u like the new change. Thks, dear!

Priya said...

Cute looking appams, would love to have some rite now..

Spice up the Curry said...

yummy looking appam

Sumi said...

love the tangy taste of this appam.goes well with spicy chutney