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Friday, February 17, 2012

Kerala Style Rosette Cookies | Achappam (Acchappam) - Flavors of Kerala

First of all,let me thank each one of my dear friends who visited my 200th post and left their warm wishes.Also I thank those who wished birthday wishes to my son as well.Thanx again for all the love and blessings !!!

Kerala,God's own Country has its uniqueness in many ways.This uniqueness has not spared the flavors as well.There are many recipes associated and has left good tasty memories behind it.One such snack recipe is the Achappam /Rosette Cookies.These cookies are deep fried in oil and are usually made of rice flour.But I add all purpose flour as my mom does,it really enhances the taste.When mom used to prepare these for us ,it,we used to munch less and make rings out of the shapes and wore it in all fingers.Many of you might have also done this,and now when I see my kids doing the same ..I just recollected it!These cookies also require a mould to prepare (as seen in pic) and these are available in shops.So,friends enjoy the flavor of Kerala!!

rice flour 2 cups
all purpose flour(maida) 1 cup
sugar 1cup
eggs 2
thick coconut milk 2 cups / whole milk 2 cups
black sesame seeds 1 tbsp
cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
salt a pinch

-Beat the eggs lightly.
-Mix all the dry ingredients,add in the beaten egg and thick coconut milk.Make a batter like that of dosa or pancake.Keep it aside for 30-45 minutes covered.
-Heat oil in a kadai and leave the mould in the centre of the oil.(The mould should be dipped in boiling oil for 2 minutes each time before you prepare a new cookie,otherwise the cookie batter may not stick to the mould and also may not detach easily if oil isn't hot enough.)
-The hot mould should be dipped in batter(don't immerse the mould fully just dip 3/4th of the mould).
-Take the mould out of the batter and immerse in oil.Gently shake the mould so that the cookie detaches.(If it doesn't detach,use a skewer or fork to detach.)
-Turn it over till all sides are cooked and browned.Remove and place on a paper towel.Keep the mould dipped in hot oil for the next cookie making and throughout till you finish making.
-Serve achappam and store remaining achappam after it cools down completely,store in air tight containers !!

Servings~ 50-60 cookies

* You can make it with rice flour alone,it tastes good that way too.Omit maida if needed,maida adds an extra crunch.
* You can whole milk too instead of coconut milk,I have made and tasted both.
* Don't shake the mould vigorously otherwise it will not hold the proper shape.
* Adding black sesame seeds gives a nice flavor and color spots on cookies.
* The main secret behind making the rosette cookies, is the mould should be dipped in hot oil otherwise the batter will not stick to the mould.

Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen , Holi Hai , Spotlight:Colorful Holi , Show Me your HITS ,Bon Vivant-Sweet Moments

Also ,I received an award from two of my blogger friends -Maha @ Mahas lovely Home & Reena @ Achu's Amma's Kitchen.Thanx a lot friends,feeling honoured and flying high :)They both have a lovely space,Do hop into their space too.

'Liebster'means favourite  or dearest in German.In accepting the award,the recipient agrres to :
- Thank the person that gave the award and link back to their blog.
-Copy and paste the award to your blog.
-Reveal the 5 blogs you have chosen to award and let them know by commenting on their blog.
-Hope they pass it forward by accepting and awarding it to bloggers they would like to honour.
I would like to pass it to the following  bloggers-

5.Hema @ Aromatic Cooking

Wishing all A Happy Weekend !!


Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these Rosette cookies for their mild sweetness, but haven't tried making it, looks lovely, got to wait till I could get those moulds, and also Thank You dear for the lovely award..

KitchenKarma said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your award and the cookies look that mould :-)

hotpotcooking said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!!! Looks lovely and nice. I wish to do this bcoz of eggs i avoid this

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

really nice!i like these rose cookies..never knew how to make i have to wait for someone to get the mould from kerala!

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow....fabulous snack....

congrats dear

Sumi said... Best Blogger Tips

classic recipe. I think this recipe would have yielded a load of these muruku'

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Achappam kanichu kothipichallo...adipoli :) Saw ur previous post too...belated bday wishes to ur lil boy :)

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

These have never come out when I tried it! yours look perfect Julie!

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love these cookies anytime.. Lovely

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Achappam looks yummy. Kandittu kothiaavunnu :-)

Aparna from Square Meals

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these cookies but do not have the mould and my mom could not find it anywhere in Mumbai also. Will keeps searching till I can find it.
Love Ash.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

this is my fav, i love this a lot, but its been long time i had this :( yours look so tempting...nicely done!!
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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow these are something I have not eaten for ages. Thanks for the recipe. Congrats obn the award.

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

all of us at home love to have it anytime...urs looks so perfect and crunchy

FewMinute Wonders said... Best Blogger Tips

Used to buy the Amma's brand from the store and eat this one. Interesting how they make it. Looks like your son and I share the same birthday. He must be a good boy.Wish him a belated one foe me.

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Julie what a lovely creation. Feast eyes and stomach. Thanks for linking up dear.

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Julie for sharing the Liebster Award.Your recipes are really AWESOME.

Spicy-Aroma said... Best Blogger Tips

this is new to me and loved it very much..looks so yummy and beautiful!!
Kande Pohe

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm... Nice post.. My favorite

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this! i didn't know the name till date.. but have had it couple of time and thanks so mu for the award :) said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy dear.vl try this.......

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

I was searching for achappam recipe....thanx for ur ontime post

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks awesome...I never saw a cutter like yours!

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

Delicious Rose Cookies. Luvly presentation!.Yummy

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, Achappam looks great, well done dear :)
you brought a lot of memories with this lovely achappam, even we used to do the same. All the fingers use to have finger rings or rather hollow finger caps. I used to love Achappan, still love them. Which store have this achappam mould yaa???

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

I was craving for this n made last week..urs looks yummy n crispy...

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

super delicious one !! looks perfect !!

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What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

I know this one. Hv not eaten this for a long long time. I only eat but don't know the name and now I know. Wonderful snack!

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

i just love achappams :)
kothiyavunu achappam kandittu :)

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastic achapams :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So delicious and congrats on your awards dear!

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

So comforting, these cookies are perfect for me! You are an amazing cook!! Thinking of you...

radha said... Best Blogger Tips

Reminds me of treats a colleague brings to the office right after Christmas

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Cookies looks crunchy and yummy. Thanks for your wonderful entries...

Pushpa said... Best Blogger Tips

Love achappams,they look so yummy.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Indulge will find them in kerala grocery shops out there or from Kerala.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx dear..glad to know its with your birthday!!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

The mould,I just got these from one of our friends from Kerala.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so good, nice one.

Miss Multicul(t)inaria said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious! And beautiful too! :)

cookbookjaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

nice assu murukku julie

Surabhi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this is one my most favourite Cookies from my childhood ... :)
thanks to link it @ Holi Hai.

Shabnam said... Best Blogger Tips

love these cookies :) thanks for the recipe. great post

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

A very common snack in Kerala..reminds me of our vacation days...this is a common item you get at ur relatives' ;)

Yours luks gr8!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

ach appams look fabulous! and Congrats on your Awards Julie - So well deserved - Wish you many more luv!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said... Best Blogger Tips

Here we like to make this too, we call it kuih rose or kuih loyang or honeycomb cookie. Is your recipe tasted crunchy? I need to buy this mould soon!

Shylaja said... Best Blogger Tips

Achappam looks perfect and delicious

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) yes, these are crisp n crunchy cookies.Glad to know that they are known as honey comb cookies too ..

Sushma Mallya said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of my fav and it looks so perfect!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my favourite cookies..thanks so much for the award dear..means a lot to me.

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

.this looks so tempting and lovely clicks too...