Jaggery and Dates Appam | How to make Jaggery and Dates Appam

By Jinoo Jayakrishnan  |  24th Nov 2016  |  
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About Jaggery and Dates Appam Recipe

Jaggery and dates flavored sweet balls

Jaggery and Dates Appam, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Jaggery and Dates Appam is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Jinoo Jayakrishnan. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Jaggery and Dates Appam is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Jaggery and Dates Appam recipe by Jinoo Jayakrishnan. Jaggery and Dates Appam can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Jaggery and Dates Appam just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Jaggery and Dates Appam can serve 10 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Jaggery and Dates Appam.

Jaggery and Dates Appam

Ingredients to make Jaggery and Dates Appam

  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 3/4 cup jaggery
  • 1/2 cup dates (seedless)
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped coconut/grated coconut
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1/2 long fully ripe nendran banana (2 if small variety)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 4-5 tbsp ghee

How to make Jaggery and Dates Appam

  1. Soak raw rice in a bowl and dates (seedless or seeds removed) in another bowl for at least 3 hours. Grind together raw rice and dates in a Grinder with minimal water.
  2. Now add in finely chopped coconut pieces/grated coconuts, cardamom and fully ripe banana (I used Nendran banana) and grind for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Take the batter in a vessel. add a pinch of salt and a pinch of baking soda.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the jaggery and boil it to bring it to a one string consistency/ or like honey.
  5. Add this jaggery syrup to the batter and mix well.
  6. Heat the paniyaram pan, pour ghee into each cavity and fill 3/4 of the cavity with the batter. Close and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. You can see that sides of appam are cooked well and easy to turn over to the other side. Cook on both sides

My Tip:

Water consistency of batter is important. should not be too dry or too watery. if it becomes watery. add some rice flour and bring it to actual consistency. if thick add some water. If you dont want to add soda, then let the batter sit for 2 to 3 hours to get fermented. Add only 1/2 or 3/4th of nendran. if small sized bananas you can add two. Adding more will spoil its shape. Taste the batter when adding jaggery syrup. based on the variety of dates and banana sweetness may vary. Add only till the sweetness of batter is as per your taste.

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Kanak Patel3 years ago

great shot, lovely recipe

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