Mar 20, 2012

Appalu

To days recipe is one more traditional sweet recipe from andhra cuisine. This sweet is specially made on the day of Hanuman jayanthi or on stardays and tuesdays in Hanuman temple in my home town to offer god as prasadam. And the recipe is Appalu which is made by wheat flour and jaggery. this recipe is my 5 th recipe for blogging marathon and here I go with the recipe.
Photobucket INGREDIENTS:--
Wheat flour  -- 1 cup
Rice flour   --- 1 tab sp
Grated jaggery  -- 3/4 cup (you can use sugar also)
Cardamom powder  --- 1 tea sp
Ghee  ---- 2 tea sp
Water  --- 1/2 cup
Oil for deep frying
aappaalu
METHOD:---
1. Take grated jaggery and water in thick bottom pan and cook it till jaggery melts no need of making any consistency just cook till the jaggery melts.
2. Now add ghee and cardamom powder and bring to a full boil.
3. Switch off the heat and add flour s slowly mix well to make a soft dough.
4. This dough shoul be like athirasam(arselu) or nippattu dough consistency that you can make small ball and press with your hand.
5. Set a side and let it cool.
6. Make small balls (golf ball size) out of this dough.
7. Now grease a plastic cover or you can greas your palms  and take this dough ball and press gently in to round shape (like masala vada).
8. Heat oil for deep frying, Slowly drop this Appalu in to the hot oil, fry in a medium heat.
9. Fry till they turn in to dark brown color remove from oil and press in between two laddels to remove extra oil ( normaly this appalu dont drink oil much so ne need to press them to remove extra oil. If you feel  that they drunk oil the do this pressing process).
10. Now Appalu is ready to serve.
Take care when you mixing the dough that shoud be in right consistency, if the dough is too hard then your Appalu will become hard. If the dough is too watery the Appalu will absord a lot of oil so take care when you mix the dough.
This is my fifth recipe for blogging marathon 14 th edition in the theme of Festival Food - quick and easy Mithai lets check the marathon page for other recipes

19 comments:

Rajani S said...

This is the first time I am hearing about this sweet. This looks very good :)

veena krishnakumar said...

Appam looks very nice.

Unknown said...

Padma we call it Appam and we usually make it during Gokulashatami. I love this Appam and they look so tempting and delicious. Jayanthi (www.sizzlingveggies.com)

maha said...

u done this perfectly....vl try this...
Maha

maha said...

try to post this step by step dear.......plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Maha

sangee vijay said...

this is my fav one...its been ages i had them...you have done it perfectly...looks more yummy n tempting!
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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

one of my fav. They make it Lord Hanuman I think.

Suma Gandlur said...

Lovely appalu.

Shanthi said...

Looks yummy and superb

Cham said...

Great to know the traditional sweet - never tasted this one!

Vimitha Anand said...

Perfect for tea time... Looks so yummy

Prathibha said...

very delicious appalu...seeing this I remember that scene in okkadu movie..

Rasi said...

This is one of my fav sweets.. your looks so good :)

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Preeti Garg said...

nice one......look so tempting

vidhas said...

Appam looks yum.

Srivalli said...

I love this Padma, we don't normally make this at home, though I remember eating these as prasadam from temple.

Kalyani said...

we called this Sajjappam :) and make it for Krishna Jayanthi !

totally delicious !


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Degchi said...

Appalu!! such a sweet name for lovely traditional sweet. They look perfect. we have similar type of recipe in rajasthan known as 'gulgula' which we usually make on makar sakranti.

Recipeswap said...

Some of my friends make this. Looks like it turned out perfect. Beautiful pic.