When we were kids, my grandma used to make deep fried appams/ Kachayam with wheat flour and ripe bananas. It has been a long time since I had this. Recently I came across this recipe in Priya's Versatile Recipes and tried it. It was similar to my grandma's only that this is not deep fried and made in paniyaram/ aebleskiver pan. Everyone at home loved it, especially my kids. It is great for breakfast or just for snack. Other points to note about this is , no side dish is required for this and its completely vegan. It's a true Kids delight.
What are the ingredients needed?
Wheat flour- 1 cup
Rice flour, 1/4 cup
Large ripe banana, 1 no.
Jaggery (grated), 1/2 cup
Baking soda, 1/2 tsp
Cardamom, 3 nos
Sugar, to powder the cardamom
Salt, a pinch
- Mash the banana well.
- Powder the sugar and cardamom.
How it is made?
- Mix all the dry ingredients like wheat flour, rice flour, baking soda & salt and set them aside.
- Heat the jaggery with 1/4 cup water, when the jaggery completely dissolves remove from the stove and filter the syrup to remove the impurities, if any.
- Add this syrup to the flour mixture , add the mashed banana and powdered cardamom and mix well. If needed, add some water to get the desired consistency similar to idly batter/ pancake batter.
- Heat the paniyaram/ aebleskiver pan, add oil in each cup and pour the batter and cook in low flame and then turn the other side cook till its done.
- Remove from the pan and serve.
- If the banana is large, one banana is enough, but if it is small add two.
- You can replace jaggery with sugar, if you desire.
- Never cook them in high flame, they will turn brown fast but inside the batter will still be uncooked. So cook in low flame. use a toothpick to insert in the middle to see if it's done.