Appams are delicious Kerala Style breakfast made out of fermented rice-coconut batter. But this is an instant version where I made use of some store bought idli / dosa batter and eno fruit salt to make it the easier way.
They are prepared in a special pan called an Appam Chetti and are traditionally had with veg. or non-veg. stew. Today I made these nutritious appams with beetroot puree and relished with some mixed veg stew. You can have with any side dish of your preference.
- 2 cups Idli / dosa batter
- 1-2 tbsp. beetroot puree
- 1 tsp. eno fruit salt
- oil to grease
In a bowl, combine the batter, beetroot puree and required quantity of water to make a thin batter. Just before preparing them, add eno fruit salt and mix well.
Heat an appam chetti and grease with some oil. Wipe clean with a tissue paper and drop a ladleful of the batter.
Immediately swirl it around. Cover and cook on a low flame for 1-2 minutes or till the edges turns crisp.
Transfer to a serving plate. Make similar appams with the rest of the batter. Serve with veg. / non-veg. stew or any side dish.