Friday, August 28, 2009

Remy’s Recipe – Semolina Pancake

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 banana
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.
Variations:
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!

32 comments:

Eyomer said...

nice recipe. i say crunchy mrunchy. but pancake? or pan fried cake? ;) good to see the real ingredients and dishes in the photo unlike the colourful cookery book pictures.

one good variation could be.... make the dough thick.. like puri dough. roll it and fry it. or cook in pan.

Srivats said...

@ Eyomer,

you may call pan friend or appam :) I searched for the english name to appam and it said pancake only hehe :)

I like the variation in that case one may not be able to use banana, it can make the dough sticky and hard to roll :)

Annam said...

கரண்டியும் கையுமா கிளம்பிடீங்களா

gils said...

??vara vara deskla irukaratha vida kitchenla neria time spend panra pola..suntvla vara aadityan's kitchen mathiri varietya recipe solra :D :D vaazhapazha alva..kathiraka kesarinu kalakalaa iruku :D ensssoy

gils said...

//கரண்டியும் கையுமா கிளம்பிடீங்களா//

pikaali...ungaloda non veg siteku poatia inga oruthan kelambirukaan :D

Srivats said...

@ Annam

//கரண்டியும் கையுமா கிளம்பிடீங்களா//

Ellayemma veetla dhaan karandi erukku , keyboardla kai erukku :)

Annam said...

achoo this time too i missed the receipe:(

Srivats said...

@ Gils

//vaazhapazha alva..kathiraka kesarinu kalakalaa iruku :D ensssoy//

Edhu nalla erukkey kathirikka kesari :P

Veeta vittu vandhadhula edhu oru nalla vishayam

Srivats said...

Annam

//achoo this time too i missed the receipe:(//

Next dhaba sudum podhu solren :)

Srivats said...

@ gils

//pikaali...ungaloda non veg siteku poatia inga oruthan kelambirukaan :D
//

Non veg sitaa ? annam 65 pathi solriya hehe

G3 said...

:)))))))))))))

Oruthar kalyaanathukku ready aagitirukkar doi ;)) Seekiram engalukkellam kalyaana saapadu poda poreengannu sollunga :D

Srivats said...

G3

//Oruthar kalyaanathukku ready aagitirukkar doi ;)) Seekiram engalukkellam kalyaana saapadu poda poreengannu sollunga :D
//

ahaha :))))))))))))))))

athivas said...

aaha,this appam looks very tempting....
"The ones I made were over even before I could fry the last one!"
i can understand why ....

Annam said...

///gils said...
//கரண்டியும் கையுமா கிளம்பிடீங்களா//

pikaali...ungaloda non veg siteku poatia inga oruthan kelambirukaan :D/////

kozhi muttai ready aagitu iruku gils:)

Annam said...

epdi ipdi puriyatha mathiri recipiku per vaika mudiyuthu

Annam said...

dubuku akka oru side briyani chenju asathuranga sree oru side sweet senju mothathula samayala vaaram

Annam said...

srivats 2 sweet parcel :)_ anupunga

Ramesh said...

Wow that's simply super. With the photos. Double Wow. This looks like a professional chef's post.

I am catching the next flight to Singapore.

R-ambam said...

hmm... .looks like someones getting noticed round the clock :))

Sundari said...

Padikum podhu romba easy ya seiyalam pola than iruku...nejama nalla varuma ??

kannabiran, RAVI SHANKAR (KRS) said...

I know I am damn late and all these Semolina Pancakes would have gone to ticklish tongues and floating stomachs :)
But eating is one thing & aroma is another thing. I guess I can delight to the 2nd one, that still lingers in the post! :)

//i say crunchy mrunchy. but pancake? or pan fried cake? ;)//

//you may call pan friend or appam :) I searched for the english name to appam and it said pancake only hehe :)//

Dont worry Sri, we still have a name and here u go! :)
Zeppoli

thethoughtfultrain said...

Wow!! Looks good, man! The smell was wafting all the way to my home!! :-)

When we say appam, the pic that comes to mind is the Kerala Appam (coconut and rice batter fermented) Maybe thats why it gave you Pancake in translation.

Srivats said...

@ Savitha - Thanks :)

@ Ramesh - haha , sure please come :)

@ sundari - Try pannunga, epdi erukkunnu neengaley sollunga :)

@ R-ambam - ahaa.. ;) ungalukku therinju pocha :)

Srivats said...

@Annam

//epdi ipdi puriyatha mathiri recipiku per vaika mudiyuthu//

Per differenta vacha oru bandhaa dhaan

//srivats 2 sweet parcel :)_ anupunga//

bulk orders only :)

Srivats said...

@ KRS

//. I guess I can delight to the 2nd one, that still lingers in the post! :)
//

Oh apdiya, thanks :)

//Dont worry Sri, we still have a name and here u go! :)
Zeppoli//

Oh super appam pola dhaan erukku, ana egg ellam pottu :) enna ennamo solreengey

Srivats said...

@ thethoughtfultrain said...

//Wow!! Looks good, man! The smell was wafting all the way to my home!! :-)//

haha thanks much :) try it out when u can.

//When we say appam, the pic that comes to mind is the Kerala Appam (coconut and rice batter fermented) Maybe thats why it gave you Pancake in translation.//

Yes correct! its ok whats in the name :) the taste matters :)

அன்புடன் அருணா said...

Is there any plans to change your career????:)

Srivats said...

@ Aruna

That was generous :)

Charissism said...

Wow! looks yummy! Thanks to you Sri, i am sooo inspired to start learning how to cook now. Practice makes Perfect right?!

Someday, I wish I can post some of my masterpiece too like yours.hahaha

Srivats said...

@ Charissism said...

//Wow! looks yummy! Thanks to you Sri, i am sooo inspired to start learning how to cook now. Practice makes Perfect right?! //

isnt that most sweetest comment I can receive :)

//Someday, I wish I can post some of my masterpiece too like yours.hahaha//

Philipino dishes! :) I am waiting!

mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

The good thing about you is that you're unafraid to show a softer side of you (unlike most guys I know), like your kitchen flair, how much you adore your mom, and your friendship that bonds. It's really admirable you know... and reading your posts is a breath of fresh air.

Srivats said...

@ mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

Thank you so much for your kind workds :)