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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Whole Wheat(Gothambu) Paalappam | Laced Wheat Pancakes with Coconut Milk

Paalappam/Laced rice pancakes is a traditional Kerala breakfast dish prepared with rice and coconut milk.'Paal' refers to coconut milk and 'appam' refers to the pancake in malayalam.It is usually served with  stew/curries (listed below).I had posted the recipe of traditional paalappams sometime back,if you remember.But how about a wheat paalappam(pancake) with all the softness and flavors of coconut milk.I made both wheat paalappam and the traditional paalappams (updated old pics) the same day and the only difference that I found was the color,these have a brownish tinge otherwise they taste almost similar to the traditional ones.We had it with a simple chicken curry and loved it.If you wish to enjoy a different color paalappam,then do give these a try !!!

Related posts: Laced rice pancakes (Paalappam), Simple Paalappam

whole wheat flour 3/4 cup
thick coconut milk 1 cup
sugar 2 tsp
yeast 1/4 tsp
salt to taste

-Blend the wheat flour and thick coconut milk until smooth.Add in the yeast and sugar,blend again half a minute.
-Leave for fermentation for 5 hours.
-Add in salt and adjust the batter to desired consistency like in original paalappam/lace rice pancakes recipes.Mix well.
-Heat a appachatti /appam maker on low medium flame.Pour a ladle of batter in the center and then holding both sides of the pan swirl the batter evenly.
-Cover the appachatti and let it cook on low medium flame for 2 minutes.Uncover lid and wait till the sides become crisp and lace like.
-Remove on a plate and wait till its warm before stacking one above the other.
-Serve warm with some chicken curry/chicken stew/corn stew/egg curry/mutta aviyal or any other curries of your choice.

Servings~ 6 appams

* Don't over ferment the batter more than 5 hours.
* I used regular Ashirvad atta /wheat flour for making this.
* It tastes just like rice paalappams and is distinctively changed with its color.
* These ones don't require pav kachiyathu /cooked rice step.
* Increase the quantity of ingredients by keeping the ratio same as per your requirements .


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy appam Julie.perfect with coconut milk and spicy curries

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

Nicely made dish, goes perfect with curry dishes

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Very tasty n healthy

nandoos kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy palappam..

Vidya Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Those pancakes look so yummy..very tempting dish.

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow ..using whole wheat flour sounds interesting..Appams look inviting..

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

I never thought of making palappam with atta...this is such a great idea, especially when we dont have time for soaking and all..thanks for sharing it Julie.

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting.. Love it.. Bookmarked it to try

Mrs.Ahmed said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice n healthy....

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

So perfectly made those pancakes Julie. Superb and tasty.

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

i have had this at my south indian friend with egg curry and i loooved it:)
Whole wheat sounds interesting:)

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Wheat appam looks yummy

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious appam...

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Heard lot about this appam but never had a chance to make at home..Inviting.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Who can think of whole wheat appam looks so inviting :) beautifully done Julie.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried Aappam with whole wheat flour, this sounds so good n looks super soft and delicious....definitely will try it this weekend...Happy Long Weekend Julie :)

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting twist! Heathy recipe! :)

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious palappams.. very innovative recipe..

Shella said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this one. Never knew could make appams with atta. Thanks

Seenas Food Basket said... Best Blogger Tips

I haven't yet tried Appam with wheat powder though it's in my 'to be done' list. Will try it soon.. This looks so perfect..