30 August 2018

Foxtail Millet/Thinai Appam

Kaiththala NiRaikani Appamodu Avalpori...lines from a famous Thirupugazh song. Appam are among Lord Ganesha's favourite along with Modaks...Here's a recipe to try them with millets for a change.
THINAI / FOXTAIL MILLET APPE (APPAM/PADDU)
Ingredients:
Foxtail millet/Thinai (grains) - 1 cup (soaked for 2 hours)
Rice flour - 1/4 cup
Wheat flour - 1/4 cup
Banana - 1, ripe
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut, grated - 1/4 cup (optional)

Method:
1. Grind together all ingredients except coconut using about 1 tbsp water only if needed.
2. Transfer to a bowl and add grated coconut. Batter should be of dropping consistency. Add water if needed.
3. Heat an appe pan and add little oil. Drop ladleful batter into the appe cups. Let cook till golden brown on all sides.
Transfer to absorbent paper to remove excess oil. Serve immediately or store in an air tight jar.
                           

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