TGIF! Couple of Indian festivals are already over and there are more to come. While it’s hard enough not being with family during occasions, missing sweets is unimaginable! So I wanted to make a sweet that's easy, fast and fried (guilty pleasure). Tada! Out came the sweet “Rava Appam” (Semolina Pancake). This is again a recipe that's customized to my taste (blame it on the craving for creativity). Ok, to make this rava appam you need:
1 cup – rava (semolina)
1 cup – sugar
½ cup - maida (maize flour)
½ cup – Rice flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon ghee/butter(optional)
2 – cardamoms(optional)
Oil to deep fry
Now put everything (except oil and ghee) in a bowl and use your hand to mix it to the paste consistency. Use little bit of water if the paste is too thick. If you are not comfortable using your hands, use blender to whisk a little (if you grind it to smooth paste, u wont get the crunchy crispness of semolina). Leave this batter to settle for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and put a teaspoon of ghee/butter (this is just for the flavor). Take a spoonful of batter and pour it slowly into the pan, don't disturb it for few minutes. Then gently scoop the Appam to the surface and turn it around. Cook until its golden brown. Keep the stove in medium flame to avoid burning the cakes. Use tissue papers to drain the excess oil and serve hot. *Drum Roll* …. Rava Appam is ready.
You can use a cup of coconut scrap, then using banana is optional.
You may use water instead of milk
You may use chunks of dried nuts in the batter.
The ones I made were over even before I could fry the last one! :) Have a great weekend!