Friday, July 26, 2013

CABBAGE ONION SANNA APPO

CABBAGE ONION SANNA APPO

In an earlier post, I have written about a breakfast item, we call " Appo". 

As mentioned in that post the distinctive feature of making the Appos is that you need a specific kind of griddle or tawa for this. The griddle which we naturally call, "Appe Kayili" ( griddle for making Appos) is not flat but has sockets in them in which the oil and batter is poured to cook the appos. The sockets could be 7 or 11 in number. In case you don't have one, here's a product offering from TTK Prestige, a very popular brand in India, which they call a "Paniyarakkal". This one is from their Omega series of non-stick kitchen ware.

Recently I came across a different version of appos, this one having shredded cabbage and chopped onions in the batter. It was called "Cabbage and Onion Sanna Appo" from Niya's World, a very popular blog run by Niya Prakash.

We have this version of appos, not for breakfast, but as a side dish with our main course, which is usually rice and the ubiquitous Konkani favourite, dhalithoi. This makes a great combination. I tried it out and it came out superb!



  I adapted the recipe to suit my requirements and I list below what I have used:

Ingredients:
  • Raw rice, 1 cup
  • Boiled rice, 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut, 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind paste, 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilli powder, 2 and 1/2 tsp, or to taste
  • Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida ( Hing), 1/2 tsp
  • Cabbage, finely shredded, 1/2 cup
  • Onion, big-sized, finely chopped, 1
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cooking oil, as required
Method:
Wash and soak the rice for 5-6 hours.
Drain out water and grind the rice with grated coconut, tamarind paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt in a mixer to form a batter
The batter should be of a consistency like that for dosa
To this batter, add asafoetida, finely shredded cabbage and chopped onion
The batter is ready to make the appos, there is no need for any fermentation.
Heat a non-stick appe kayili ( special griddle for making appos)
On medium heat, pour a little oil in each of the sockets
When it gets heated, pour the batter into each of the sockets
Cover with a lid, and cook for 2-3 minutes or till they become golden brown
Flip the appos with a skewer, and cook till the other side also gets done
Remove each of the appos with the skewer and serve hot