Tuesday, September 4

Thattai and Appam- Krishnajayanthi treats

Today is 'Krishna Jayanthi', the birth day of lord Krishna.Happy Janmashtami/Krishna jayanthi to all of u.Read more abt krishna jayanthi here.

When I saw thattais and appam in shyamala's and Latha narasimhan's blog I decided to try it out for Krishna Jayanthi.Both turned out very well. Thanks shyamala and Latha.
This is my entry to the festival food event - Janmashtami/Srijayanthi hosted by Latha Narasimhan of 'Yum' blog and to the WYF -Snacks event hosted by Hima of snackorama.

Thattai

Ingredients
Rice flour- 4 cups
roasted dal powder or gram flour- 1/2 cup
butter- 4 tbsp
sesame seeds- 2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
chilli powder- 2 1/2 tsp or acc to taste
salt - 1 1/2 tsp or to taste
channa dal- 1/2 cup soaked in water for 30 mins
curry leaves- a few chopped
Asafoetida- less than 1/4 tsp
oil for deep frying

Method
Powder the roasted gram and sieve it finely. Drain the channa dal well and add to the dal powder. Mix all the ingredients except oil together and add water to form a thick dough.
Make small balls out of it , place it in a greased plastic sheet and flatten it with ur fingers .









I I kept the balls in a greased plastic sheet , placed another small sheet on top of it and then placed a flat bottomed steel bowl on top of it and pressed it firmly. Then slightly flattened it out with fingers and it turned out perfect. You can cut open the ziploc bag and sandwich in between those too. However u make it, make thin discs.
Peel the prepared thattais carefully from the plastic sheet, drop it gently in hot oil and deep fry until golden brown on both sides. Keep the oil in an uniform medium flame and deep fry all the prepared thattais the same way .Store in an airtight container.

Appam

Ingredients

Raw rice- 1 cup
Jaggery- 3/4 cup
dry coconut(copra)- a few pieces
ghee- 2 tbsp
cardomom powder- 1/2 tsp

Method

Soak raw rice in water for 2 to 4 hrs. Drain it well and grind it in a mixie adding very little water.
When it becomes a fine paste add the jaggery to it and grind .
chop the dry coconut into small bits and fry it in ghee till golden brown.
Add the coconut bits and cardomom powder to rice and jaggery batter. The consistency of the batter should be like the dosa batter.

Heat the kuzhi paniyaram pan and add little ghee to all the potions of the pan. Add the batter to each portion of the pan . Turn over and cook till the appams are golden brown on both sides.

37 comments:

Sreelu said...

Prema , appam and snack looks very delicious. My mouth is watering it has been ages since I ate appam.thanks for the recipe

Suganya said...

Both look perfect Prema. The appam particularly has puffed up well, just like store-bought ones.

Jyothsna said...

I made appams too, they are a great treat no?

Bharathy said...

Prema I am flaat!!Soo impressed!!and one more...
For these event I cannot compete with you!!(as we always end up..:D)...LOL
You proved yourselves prema!!
(tried making vella seedai...flopped..tried making appams with the same flour in the kuzhipaniyara satti..he he..flopped!)...I am back..:)

sra said...

The tattais look so good! I'm less used to appam but like them if their centres are spongy.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Wonderful! Such perfect appams and thattais! My daughter said, only prema's thattai can match yours! It is a pleasure to see these bakshanams turn out well!

Asha said...

Thattai and Appams, you made Krishna and me very happy:D

Padma said...

Prema those appama are looking gorgeous and thattai in telugu are called chekkalu...Krishna must have loved all ur prasadms and showered his blessings on you and your family. Nice post!

Sia said...

this is the best appam i have come across in food blogs prema. looks like flying saucers...very cute:)

Kribha said...

Both the thattai and appam look so cute. I can keep eating this the whole day. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

swapna susarla said...

hi prema
happy krishna jayanti.the paniyaram looks just awesome.

Pooja V said...

Amazing....both look perfect. Appams look super kool.

Sharmi said...

happy janmashtami! I tried making athirasams from your blog but something happened and it was a big flop. I used rice powder:(
while i dropped in oil every thing broke apart. please advice.
My janmashtami post is on its way.

Rajitha said...

i love thattai.. looks delicious.. appam looks great.. did i tell u i love thattai.. so delicious...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Sreelu....
These are my fav too...so nice...love to eat snacks...Thattai looks perfect...

Mansi Desai said...

I saw these first at my Tamil friend's palce when her mom cooked them...liked them a lot!

nice recipe:)

Latha said...

Looks like you had a good krishnashtami Prema! Thattai and appam look so yummy! I've become so lazy, i should really make some of these yummy snacks for the kids. Will let u know when i try these.

Kajal said...

We made this type of dry puri but we use simple flour but /I think this rice flour also become more crispy with gram flour......Thattai is really nice simple snack dish........I also love your sweet taste of Appam....this is rocking and new plate for me........Happy Weeekend.:)

Suma Gandlur said...

Oh my god, the appams look so delicious. I will definitely try them. Thattai looks similar to nippattu.

Shankari said...

thattai & appam look gr8, but the tanjavur painting is awesome , did you make it?

Happy cook said...

In kerala we call this unni appom.
Your look delicious.
When i was at home my mom used to make this. I see in the blogs around many things which i ate as a young girl.
Getting homesick seeing all these

Jayashree said...

The thattai looks crisp and delicious, Prema.

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Both Appam and Thattai turned out very well. Thanks for sharing.fds

venci said...

Hi Prema

Trust you are doing well...
I love to visit lot of Food blogs and try all the dishes, I came across your blog y'day, Its very nice and impressive. I am yet to try your recipes, will try for Vinayaka Chathurthi…

I always admire people who have their own blog, so wish you good luck... Drop in more post I will be a regular visitor.

Regards !!
Venci.

venci said...

Hi Prema

Trust you are doing well...
I love to visit lot of Food blogs and try all the dishes, I came across your blog y'day, Its very nice and impressive. I am yet to try your recipes, will try for Vinayaka Chathurthi…

I always admire people who have their own blog, so wish you good luck... Drop in more post I will be a regular visitor.

Thank You !!
Venci.

venci said...

Hi Prema

Trust you are doing well...
I love to visit lot of Food blogs and try all the dishes, I came across your blog y'day, Its very nice and impressive. I am yet to try your recipes, will try for Vinayaka Chathurthi…

I always admire people who have their own blog, so wish you good luck... Drop in more post I will be a regular visitor.

Thank You !!
Venci.

venci said...

Hi Prema

Trust you are doing well...
I love to visit lot of Food blogs and try all the dishes, I came across your blog y'day, Its very nice and impressive. I am yet to try your recipes, will try for Vinayaka Chathurthi…

I always admire people who have their own blog, so wish you good luck... Drop in more post I will be a regular visitor.

Thank You !!
Venci.

USHA said...

Hi Prema,
Fine and hope so the same...hey wonderful recipe for Lord Krishna..ofcourse for us too....

Looks perfect...will start blogging once i'm out from my jetlag and homesick...just i arrived one day back...takecare.bye.

Vids said...

Hi Prema,

Btth looks very nice..one doubt.

When you say jaggery for appom did u use brown sugar?

Vcuisine said...

Post are perfect Prema. Thattai is my favorite too. So professional. Viji

The Bhandari's said...

Hi, I too make appams but with rava only, haven't used rice flour, other dish tattais is new to me and will definitly try, thansk for posting

SeeC said...

Look at the color of Thattai. I just love it.

Will definitely try your version.

Minti said...

Hi Prema,

A quick question - when you say roasted gram flour, does it mean dhalia powder? Can I use urad dal?

Prema Sundar said...

Sorry Minti for the late reply...
yes it is dahlia powder only. do not use urad dal.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

hai
yesterday i did thattai which is followed by your recipe and it came out well.. thank u and keep going

srividhya Ravikumar said...

haiii
yesterday i did thattai which is followed by your recipe and it came out well. thank u and keep going

Agalya said...

Today I tried Thattai recipe and it turned out good. Thanks.