Vellappam or Paalappam is a typical breakfast dish served in Kerala. Its our all time favourite at home, but most commonly made with rice. I came across this recipe of making vellappam with wheat flour in an old magazine lying at home during my vacations to Kerala. Gave it a try and the outcome was not bad:))But personally if you ask me, well, the rice ones are more tasty. Still for those of you who would like to go on a rice free diet this one might come of help to you.
3 cups wheat flour/atta
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 egg, beaten well
- Mix the wheat flour, yeast, salt and 1 tablespoon sugar. Add lukewarm water little by little into this mixture, mixing well, until you get a smooth batter without any lumps.
- Allow this to ferment for at least 8 hours.
- Add the coconut milk and beaten egg. Mix well. The batter for making the appams is ready.
- Heat a non stick kadai or appa chatti. Pour a ladle full of the batter into the chatti. Pick up the chatti and rotate it, so that the batter evenly spreads around the sides of the chatti. The centre will be thick and the outer portion will be like a lace.