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Friday, November 18, 2011

Paal Appam | Appam with coconut milk & Chicken Curry

Paalappams (crepes) usually refer to the appams of Kerala speciality which are made using coconut milk and rice flour fermented using yeast.And the traditional paalappams are done in the appachatti or a wok or a nonstick kadai with a depth so that once you pour a ladle of batter into it you can swirl it around and it forms  beautiful laces.Paalappam in the literal meaning means appams made using coconut milk and so I named this recipe to as paal appam.Unlike the traditional one, this is quite an easy way of preparing appams using all purpose flour and no grinding ,no fermentation required.The recipe credit goes to my friend,Saleena.She told me the recipe and I just tried this out and we loved it.I didn't have an  appachatti so I prepared in a simple non stick frying pan just like I prepare dosas.These are melt in mouth soft appams which you keep on nibbling without even knowing the numbers with the perfect non veg combo!!

Related Post : Laced Rice Pancakes | Traditional Paalappam


Ingredients
For palappam
All purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
egg 1
salt as required
coconut milk thick 1/2 cup
baking soda a pinch


for Chicken curry
chicken boneless or with bones 1 lb
onion 2 1/2 medium sized sliced
tomato 2 chopped
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp each
cilantro 3-4 sprigs chopped
chilly powder 1 1/2 tsp
coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
garam masala / chicken masala 1 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
coconut milk 1/3 cup thick (optional)
salt
oil 3 tsp





Method
FOR PALLAPPAMS-
-Lightly beat in the egg and Prepare a batter using the listed ingredients for pallappam.The batter should be thin enough so that it can be swirled around in the *appachatti (refer notes) or the non stick pan .
-Heat an appachatti or a non stick pan on mdium heat,pour a ladle of batter and swirl it round as thin as possible .(Do it as soon as possible as unlike other appams this has eggs and so sticks faster to the pan.)
-Flip both sides till light brown and its done.Repeat for other appams.Serve it hot!!



FOR CHICKEN CURRY-
-Wash and clean the chicken pieces.Drain the excess water ,keep aside.Marinate using half of the spice powders ,salt except garam masala  for 2 hours.
-Heat oil in a kadai and saute the onion till golden brown,add in the tomatoes.
-Add in the ginger garlic paste.
-Add the spice powders on low flame and  put the chicken pieces.
-Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
-Uncover the lid ,check salt and spice powders.Wait till the gravy thicken aropund 10 minutes.
-Garnish with cilantro and add in coconut milk if its spicy or the gravy is too thin.
-Serve hot with pallappams!!



Notes
* You can replace the all purpose flour with wheat flour  if you are very much health conscious, but it may not be very thin and so soft.
* If you prepare it in a non stick kadai or appachatti ,you can appreciate the laces and more softer too.
* You can do these in the nonstick pan but make sure you more just like for masala dosas thin.

Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Fajeeda @ Faji's Hot Pot


27 comments:

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmm.... my favorite

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

well presented......luks delicious dear

vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Its like a pancake !! I love pallapam,veleppam and pancakes too.But never tried pancakes with coconut milk,always use milk.
Looks yumm..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely combo,looks delicious and yummy

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Never used yeast in aappam preparation! Nice recipe!

Asiya said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never heard of these...they looks so yummy. Reminds me of dosas!

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, nice making of palappam this way. I do make maida dosa with egg but never tried adding coconut milk. A must try one and the chicken curry luks yumm.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Super inviting and Yum Palappam Dear.Luv it with Chicken Curry.

Umm Mymoonah said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect combo, nothing to beat this. Looks very delicious.

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely and tasty appams, great combo with chicken curry..

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

great combination but i never tasted palappams before n would like to give a try :) looks inviting!!

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Balvinder ( Neetu) said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie I will try the traditional palappam. I love your combination of coconut milk in chicken curry as well. Great combo indeed!

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful combination... looks awesome..

Turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

never heard of it but looks nice

Sanhita said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for dropping by my blog. This looks yum!!! Have to try this out.

cindyrina said... Best Blogger Tips

i love palampams and thick curry... mmmmm yummy to start your day! this is great recipe!

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

We love chicken curry, but have never had them with pallappam; a must try.
Rita

Sushma Mallya said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely combo....Yummy:)

Spoon and Chopsticks said... Best Blogger Tips

I can imagine how nice this dish is. Thanks for sharing this, Julie.

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deepsrecipes said... Best Blogger Tips

chicken curry looks divine!

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

gr8 combo and nice presentation

Anisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Palappam gives an entirely differnt picture in my head so I was surprised when I saw the picture. And only when I read I understood the story behind it. The recipe is very similar to pancakes. I should give this a try.

Malar Gandhi said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, pictures are making me very hungry...lovely:)

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Princy said... Best Blogger Tips

intersting..will give it a try soon!

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for mentioning my name julie...All the credits goes to u for making such a wonderful palappam.Good combination.....

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious recipe!! Loved it! You have a good collection of recipes Julie:) An award is waiting for you at my space:) Check out this link & grab it: http://teenzyummydelights.blogspot.com/2011/11/liebster-blog-award.html

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

ende mummyum ethu poole oru appam undakkum...but ethinde peeru "palappam" aanu ennu enikku ariyillayirunnu...anyways thanks for this post..