Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sweet Appam but not so sinful

Know what you Eat - Brown Rice Flour, Oats, Whole Wheat all are rich in dietary fiber. High fiber foods reduces cholestrol in the digestive system that would otherwise end in the blood stream. Bananas are good source of Vitamic B6 and C, Potassium and dietary fiber. Potassium gives you instant energy to the body. Coconut is fruit rich in protein and helps to keep your soft wrinkle free.

My mom makes these appams during lot of festivals and each time depending on the occassion the ingredients will vary. Sometimes it will be rice and little bit of urad dal or wheat flour alone. Normally it will be fried or shallow fried in the appam pan. But i didn't want to do either because i made this for a quick after school snack, so less time and wanted all the nutrition. I combined Oats, brown rice flour and wheat flour and it did taste very nice.

Cooking Time - 15 mins
Preparation Time -10 mins
Serves - Makes around 20

Ingredients

Brown Rice Flour - 3/4 cup
Oats Flour - 3/4 cup
Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup
Jaggery powder - 1/2 cup or to taste
Banana - 1
Elaichi powder - pinch
Coconut(Small Chopped pieces not grated) - 2 heaped table spoons
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Water
Oil/Ghee(Clarified butter) - 4 tsps

Method

1) Add little bit of water to the jaggery and heat it till all the jaggery dissolves. Switch off and let this cool for few minutes.
2) Meanwhile slice the banana and make a puree and add it to the jaggery.
3) Add elaichi powder, salt and the coconut pieces to the dissolved jaggery.
4) Now combine all the three flours and add the jaggery mixture to this and add enough water to make idli batter consistency.
5) Heat the appam pan and add drops of oil in each of them and then pour the batter. Cover it and let it cook till one side is completely cooked.
6) Now turn it and leave till the other side is cooked.
7) Enjoy these nutritious guilt free snack.

12 comments:

Kalai said...

They look great! The thing is, I have an aversion to bananas... Can I substitute them with something else?

Pavithra said...

What ever u post are so sos so healthy ..nice combination..i have bookmarked it too.. Lot of things to try from ur blog USSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Namratha said...

Ahhh, this is awesome.. I get to eat apams and not feel guilty about indulging, couldn't get better than this!

Kalyani said...

picture looks wonderful & its healthy one tooo ..

Suparna said...

hey a2z,
this is a wonderful healthy way of indulging in appams..never thought it could be made using oats,wheat flour and stuff :) thanks,
tc

Uma said...

ooh, nice, healthy way to eat appams. That too sweet! So tempting :)

Priya said...

Such a healthy appam, looks so cute....

Parita said...

this is really very healthy and delicious recipe for appam..you are doing a grt job girlie :)

jayasree said...

Love the healthy ingredients in this appam. Nice twist to the usual appam.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow sweet appam sounds new and looks yum..awesome color...

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments. Kalai it is not necessary to add banana, you can omit it add apple sauce for the softness and add chopped dates for the sweetness.

Vidya said...

Firts time here. You gals are very creative. Loved the appam recipe.

 
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