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)
Raw rice – 3 cups (the cup measured 80 ml)
Urad Dal – 1 cup
Channa dal – 1/4 cup
Aval /Beaten rice – 1 handful
Yoghurt – 1/4 cup
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.)
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)
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 /
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