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Masala Kulipaniyaram – Ganpathi festival recipe

This recipe requires idli dosa batter. For the idli dosa batter recipe click here. If you have seen it already, you can continue here ūüôā
Masala paniyaram is made of left over idli dosa batter. A special pan called paniyaram pan is used. Traditionally, this pan was made of iron. I have seen it my grand mother use it to make unni appam.
Now in modern times, we get them as non stick pan where little oil is required to cook.

Ingredients:

  1. Idli dosa batter (1 cups)
  2. Onion (1, chopped)
  3. Curry leaves (few, chopped)
  4. Grated coconut (1 tbsp)
  5. Asofotida powder (a pinch)
  6. Ground black pepper (a pinch)
  7. Chilly powder (1/2 tsp)
  8. Green chilly(1/2 chopped)
  9. Oil for cooking.
  10. Salt as per taste.

Method:

  • In a vessel, add the idli dosa batter, onion, curry leaves, grated coconut asofotieda powder, ground black pepper.
  • If you want it to be spicy, add green chilly and red chilly powder into the batter.
  • Add salt if required since idli dosa batter will already have salt in it.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Take a kulipaniaram pan, heat it, add very little oil in each holes of the pan.
  • Pour in the batter and cook it on one side.
  • Turn the other side and cook it the other side as well.

Delicious and crispy Masala paniyaram is ready t be served!

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How to make sanas in microwave



Sanas is a rice pancake, very soft and and excellent breakfast dish.

Sanas is a Goan dish. I first tasted Sanas in Bangalore and i liked it very much. It is not idli but looks like one. I enjoyed the tasty sanas which had a beautiful shape and was very soft that melted in the mouth. Traditionally sanas is made in a steamer on a stove. I decided to make the same using a microwave.


Ingredients:

  • Rice(1 cup)
  • Freshly grated Coconut(1/2 cup)
  • Yeast(1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(2 tbsp)
  • Sugar(1 tsp for yeast)
  • Sugar (4 tbsp for appam)
  • Salt (1 tbsp) or as per taste



Method:

  1. Soak rice in water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain away the the water.
  2. In a mixer grinder, add the soaked rice, coconut,water and blend well till a smooth batter is formed.
  3. In a bowl, add yeast, water (1 tbsp), sugar(1 tsp) and mix well. Keep it aside till the bubble starts to form and the yeast is active.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the rice batter, and yeast and mix well. Keep it overnight to ferment or(6 to 7 hours)
  5. Next day, the batter will rise, hence mix carefully till the batter settles.
  6. Add salt as per your taste and mix again.
  7. In a microwave safe steamer, pour some water. Place small bowls that will give a sanas shape. Grease the bowls with oil.
  8. Pour batter in the bowls covering the 3/4 part of the bowl. Place the batter in the microwave safe steamer and microwave it on high power for 5 minutes.
  9. Take it out of the microwave and check if the sanas is cooked on the inside. Prick it with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, then the sanas is cooked on the inside as well. Remove the sanas out of the bowls. It will come out very easily and will have a beautiful shape to it.

Soft sanas is ready to be served with chutney.

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How to make soft idli using microwave

Idli is a steamed rice pancake and is best served with coconut chutney or sambar. It is an excellent breakfast recipe, Make soft idli using microwave and in very simple and easy method. We get the same authentic taste and well as soft idlis.


Ingredients:

  • Rice (3 cups)
  • Black gram dal/Urad dal (Broken or whole) ‚Äď 1 cup
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(1/2 cup)




Method:

  1. Soak rice & Black gram dal/Urad dal seperately in water for 8 hours.
  2. Drain away the water of Black gram dal/Urad dal and grind it in a grinder/mixer by adding water(1/2 cup) to make a smooth batter.
  3. Pour the batter in a vessel and keep it aside.
  4. Drain away the water from the rice and grind it in the same grinder/mixer by adding water(1 cup) or till the rice immerses into the water to make a smooth batter.
  5. Pour this batter in the same vessel.
  6. Add salt and mix for about 5 minutes.
  7. Keep it overnight to ferment.
  8. In the morning, mix the batter again for 5 minutes. Batter is now ready to make idli.
  9. In a microwave idli steamer, pour the idli batter, close it with a lid and microwave it on high power for 6 minutes.
  10. Take it out of the microwave and check if the idli is cooked on the inside by pricking it with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the idli is cooked on the inside.
  11. Delicious soft idli is now ready to be served with coconut chutney or sambar.

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How to make soft vattappam using microwave

Vattappam is a sweet rice cake steamed. It is an excellent snack/ breakfast dish. It is an authentic dish originated from the state of Kerala. I have used microwave to make this dish. However, the recipe and the taste remains the same.



 

Ingredients:

  • Rice(1 cup)
  • Freshly grated Coconut(1/2 cup)
  • Yeast(1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(2 tbsp)
  • Sugar(1 tsp for yeast)
  • Sugar (4 tbsp for appam)
  • Salt (1 tbsp) or as per taste

Method:

Soak rice in water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain away the the water.

In a mixer grinder, add the soaked rice, coconut,water and blend well till a smooth batter is formed.

In a bowl, add yeast, water (1 tbsp), sugar(1 tsp) and mix well. Keep it aside till the bubble starts to form and the yeast is active.

In a large mixing bowl, add the rice batter, and yeast and mix well. Keep it overnight to ferment or(6 to 7 hours)

Next day, the batter will rise, hence mix carefully till the batter settles.

Add the salt, sugar(4 tbsp) and mix again. Our batter is now ready to make vattappam.

In a microwave safe small dish, pour the batter till it reaches half way.

In a microwave steamer, place the dish with batter and microwave in on high power for 6 minutes.

After 6 minutes, take it out of the microwave and check if the vattappam is cooked on the inside. For this prick it with a toothpick  and if it comes out clean, means the vattappam is cooked on the inside.

Soft vattappam is now ready to be served.

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Microwave sweet Kozhikatta recipe



Kozhikatta is a sweet rice dumpling with the filling of coconut and cardamom. It is a delicacy of kerala and made during festivals. Microwave sweet Kozhikatta recipe is made using a microwave without changing the authentic taste and flavor. Its delicious and a wonderful snack.

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour (1 cup)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Coconut (1 cup)
  • Cardamom powder (a pinch)
  • Salt (1/2 stp)
  • Ghee (3 drops)
  • Sugar (3 tbsp)




Method:

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, pour water, ghee & salt.
  2. Mix well and microwave it for 4 minutes or till the water boils.
  3. Add the rice flour in the hot water and mix well. Aroma of the rice flour will spread.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool and come to room temperature.
  5. Knead the mixture into a soft dough. No water is needed to knead the dough, just knead the dough that is already mixed with water.
  6. To make the filling, In a mixing bowl, add the coconut, sugar and cardamom powder. Mix it well. The filling is ready.
  7. Make small balls of the rice flour dough. Now gently press at the center of the ball and form a bowl shape of the dough.
  8. Fill in the filling in the bowl and seal it and make a ball shape kozhikatta.
  9. In a microwave safe steamer, place the kohizikatta and steam in in a microwave for 6 minutes on high power.
  10. Prick Kohizhikatta with a toothpick to check if it is cooked well. If the tooth pick comes out clean, then Kohizhikatta is cooked well and nice.

Delicious Kozhikatta is now ready to be served once it cools down. Enjoy !

Microwave kozhikatta recipe

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Unniappam recipe

Unniappam is a dessert recipe made in Kerala during the Onam festival. It is a popular offering to gods and is very easy to make.



Ingredients:

  • Rice (1 cup)
  • Yellow Banana ripe (2, skin pealed)
  • Jaggery (1 cup)
  • Oil to deep fry

Method:

  1. Wash and soak it in water for 2 hours.
  2. Drain away the water and add the rice in a mixer grinder. Add water (1/2 cup) and grind the rice to make very fine batter.
  3. Once the rice becomes a smooth batter, add jaggetry, yello bananas & Continue to grind the batter till jaggery and banana blends into the batter.
  4. The batter is now ready to make unniappam.   To make unniappam, a special pan is used. This pan has many small holes in it. It is avaible in speciality indian stores or in Amazon. It is called kulipaniyaram pan.
  5. Fill the pan with oil 1 inch below the top.
  6. Be careful not the pour till the top as it will overflow when you pour the batter.
  7. Once the oil is hot add a teaspoon of batter in each of the hole. Allow to cook in a medium flame. Once the sides start to turn golden brown,turn the side so that the top starts to cook.
  8. Once the unniappam cooks on both sides, remove it from the oil onto a tissue paper.

Tasty snacks Unniappam is ready to be served. Enjoy!

Unniappam

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Appam recipe



Appam is a popular breakfast recipe from Kerala.

   

Ingredients:

  • Rice (3 cups)
  • Grated coconut ( 1 cup)
  • Boiled rice( 1/4 th cup)
  • Salt( 1 teaspoon)
  • Milk( 1/4th cup)

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and drain. Soak the rice overnight with fresh water.
  2. Drain away the water and grind with one and a half cup of water to make a smooth batter.
  3. Grind the grated coconut and the boiled rice to get a smooth paste.
  4. Add this to the rice batter along with a one teaspoon of salt, mix nicely and leave to ferment overnight.
  5. Once the batter is fermented, it will become thick. Add the milk and mix well.
  6. Heat the appam kadai on a flame and pour some batter and spread the mixture. Cover with a lid and cook on high flame for 15 seconds and then on a slow flame till the center gets cooked.

Serve with chicken curry.

Appam