Watching everyone going ga ga over the Idli Cupcakes with Chutney frosting in Good Food Magazine , made me rethink over my reservations about adding twists to traditional savories. Though i m all in for modern cookery, but when it comes to traditional specialities, i m very much old school kinds. But then, the innovations, did got me thinking! My Appam Chetty was lying idle for a long time now…. It was time to put it to work.My son loves cake pops, with all those shiny toppings…Savory pops might just do the trick to feed kids some nutritious breakfast! My chutney turned out to be extra hot, but a traditional chutney works well for kids. Tempering the batter makes fluffy appams. This combination makes for a yummy party treat, when presented in trendy glasses.
Wash and soak rice and urad dal in water for atleast 8 hours , preferrably ovenight. Drain and grind in a mixer grinder , adding water to make a smooth batter. Cover and let the batter ferment ovenight.
Mix the fermented batter and add salt. Heat oil for tempering and add mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add green chillies and fry for few secs. Add the tempering to the batter and mix well.
Heat the Appam chetty on gas. Add a drop of oil in each cavity and spoon batter in each cavity till its half filled. Leave remaining space for the batter to rise.Cover and cook on low heat.
Flip the appams to roast on other side and insert a satay stick in the center of each appam. Cook till appams are browned and crisp. Remove the appams with the sticks and place them in tall glasses to serve.
Soak red chill in warm water for 10 mins. Pulse red chili and garlic for a second. Add scraped coconut and 2 tbsp water and grind the chutney to a fine paste. Add salt, sugar, lemon juice and red chili powder and grind again. Adjust water if needed.
Heat oil for tempering and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once they crackle, pour the hot tempering over the chutney. Transfer the chutney in a martini glass and garnish with coriander leaves.
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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