Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sweet Appam | Neiappam | Inippu Paniyaram

Neiappam or Inippu Paniyaram with Bananas is an Indian equivalent to Banana Muffin. This easy recipe makes for an addictive snack. If you have over ripe bananas just stock up in your freezer . They sure come to rescue when you have to entertain some guests.
This recipe is gluten-free. Vegans can discard ghee and use coconut oil instead.

You will need:
4-5 Ripe bananas
1 Cup raw rice ,soaked for 2 hours
1/2 Cup Palm Sugar or Jaggery
A pinch of salt
2 pods of green Cardamom
2 tbsp of grated coconut
1/2 cup of ghee


1. Grind the rice into a paste with a little water. Add the coarsely mashed bananas to the rice paste and grind once to get it all well incorporated.

2. Dissolve Jaggery or palm sugar in 1/4 cup of boiling water. Strain for any impurities

3. Pour the dissolved jaggery/palm sugar into the rice batter. Pound the Cardamom seeds and add them along with the grated coconut into the mixture.Mix well.

4. Heat up an appam pan/ paniyaram kal / aebleskiver pan. Add about a tsp of ghee in the individual slots. Gently drop the appam batter in each slot ,filling just below the brim.

5. Cover and cook for about couple of minutes. Using a fork/skewer turn the appams and add another tsp of ghee. Remove once they are golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately.

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