September 6, 2017

Morappam | Gluten Free Snack

Today, we travel to Tamilnadu / Kerala border to taste Morappam. Well, at first sight, it does look like Kuzhi Paniyaram (or Paddu as its called in Telugu / Kannada). And I thought so too, till we made it with an exclusive Morappam batter. I learnt about this from a neighbour who is from Palghat, Kerala, and apparently this dish is quite popular there.

I first thought I would use the same batter as Idli / Dosa, but my neighbour strongly advised against it.  So, made a small portion of the batter. And enjoyed the evening snack thoroughly. Proportions might vary from place to place, but this is what works for me.

Morappam - A GF South Indian Snack (can be made vegan)
Soaking time : 3 hours, grinding time : 15 mins, Fermentation : 3-4 hours
Protein Source : Urad Dal (split black gram) , Channa Dal (Bengal gram), Curd (yoghurt)
Serves : 4 (makes approx 16 - 20 pieces)

For soaking:
Raw rice - 3 cups (the cup measured 80 ml)
Urad Dal - 1 cup
Channa dal - 1/4 cup
Aval /Beaten rice - 1 handful

Addons:
Yoghurt - 1/4 cup
Salt

Tempering:
Sesame oil - 2 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
chopped Green chillies / red chillies - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - few (chopped fine)
Minced onion - 2 TBSP (opt.)


Method:
Soak the raw rice, aval and the dals separately for 2-3 hours. Grind smooth, add salt. Rest for 3-4 hours.
Add curd and mix well and keep aside for 10 mins.
Make the tempering, add to the batter, mix well. If using onions, add and mix again.
Heat a paniyaram pan (abelskiver) and grease it well. Spoon the batter into the dimples till they are 3/4 full. Cover and cook on low-medium for 2 mins, gently tip them over and let it cook evenly to a golden brown on all sides.
Serve immediately with Kothamalli Thengai Chutney (Coriander Coconut chutney)

Notes:
Yoghurt makes all the difference, so dont skip that, unless you are vegan.
If you are using Idly / Dosa batter, add the yoghurt and tempering, mix and use. Then, watch the salt you add as the batter would already have water.
If Dosa batter is a little too watery, add a TBSP of roasted rava to the batter and proceed as usual.

The Protein Rich Marathon so far:


Day 1 Beetroot Hummus Condiments
Day 2 Vegan Almond Basil Pesto Condiments
Day 3 Ram Ladoo (Gulgule) Snacks / Appetisers
Day 4 Cream of Peas Soup Snacks / Appetisers

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17 comments:

  1. Excellent snack and bookmarked . I never make my own batters , but must try making now . The snack could pass off as a meal in my family , just need a bit of something on the side . Good one Kalyani .

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  2. I guess as only raw rice is used, it would taste different. That plate with the morappam looks incredible. Love to have this on a rainy day.

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  3. Lovely recipe.. Even i thought it is Kuzhi Paniyaram before reading it!! Lovely snack !!

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  4. I just soaked batter or dosa, let me soak Aval and Chana dal too. Will try making these paniyaram today. Looks a healthy and rad snack.

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  5. These morappams look so crunchy and delicious. Perfect for the monsoon with a cup of tea. Bookmarked

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  6. Yes, separate batter is the best for morappam. Made it long time back and the kids loved it. Nice snack Kalyani

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  7. Wow that's awesome kalyani. We love paddu n will enjoy this for sure.

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  8. Vaandu likes these for lunch box. Never tried separate batter. Will try this soon. Bookmarking.

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  9. Omg, how crispy those morappams looks, feel like having those cuties with a bowl of spicy chutney, too delicious.

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  10. Haven't heard about this before, but it sure looks perfect for snacking with a cup of tea

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  11. When I read the name morappams,I got curious. It does look like paddus. Love the recipe and will surely try it, but not now...after the marathon is over :)

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  12. Such an excellent and protein packed,guilt free snack.Wish I could have some.

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  13. Such an excellent and protein packed,guilt free snack.Wish I could have some.

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  14. Wow hearing about this snack for the first time, what a treasure find Kalyani. Thank you for trying and sharing..:)

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  15. These morappams are perfect filling snacks. - Anlet Prince (www.Annslittlecorner.com )

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  16. Healthy and tasty snack... bookmarked.

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  17. I make kuzhi paniyarams with the traditional idli / dosa batter. This batter is new to me... Sounds interesting..

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Kalyani

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