Nei Appam

Nei Appam

Karthigai Deepam or Thirukkarthigai is a Tamil Hindu Festival, celebrated during the Tamil month Karthigai, that is second half of November or first half of December. This Karthigai Deepam or Thiruk karthigai is also celebrated in Telugu Hindu Families and in all Hindu temples.
There are many special foods prepared during this festival. The main recipes made during this period are

Nei Appam

Aval PoriUrundai
Nei Appam
Karthigai Pori
Arisi Pori Urundai

Nei Appam

Nei Appam is made during karthigai deepam and Krishna jayanthi in tamil  Hindu families. It is normally made by soaking  raw rice for about an hour and then grinding it  along with jaggery. Then grated coconut and cardamom is added to enrich the taste and the batter is fried in ghee. But now a days health conscious people have started using kuzhi paniyaram pan for frying. I also use the kuzhi paniyaram pan only.

Now let us see the real recipe.
Nei Appam

Nei Appam Ingredients:
                            Raw rice   - 1 cup
                            Jaggery        - 1 cup
                            Banana small         - 1
                            Coconut - 3 tblsp
                            Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
                            Cooking soda - 2 pinch
                            Salt - 1 pinch
                            Ghee - as needed

Nei Appam Method

Wash and soak the raw rice for about an hour. Grate the coconut. Powder the jaggery. Peel and chop the banana. Grind rice, jaggery and banana in the mixie finely.
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 Then add coconut, cardamom powder, salt and cooking soda and mix well. Heat Kuzhi paniyaram pan in the gas stove and add ghee in the kuzhies(grooves) and pour the prepared batter. Cook both sides till light brown.
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Don’t add more water while grinding.
The batter should be in the idly batter consistency.

Nei Appam


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