Raw rice – 1 cup
Fresh Coconut – ½ cup grated
Salt to taste
Sugar- 2 tblspn
Baking Soda- ½ tsp
Urad Dhal- 1 tblspn
1. Soak the rice and Urad Dhal for around 3 hours. Drain this and add it to blender.Now add coconut into this and blend it till smooth.Add enough water so that everything gets smooth.
2.Take three tblspn of batter in a saucepan and add 1 cup of water in it. Heat it up and bring this to boil. Stir this constantly so that it gets thick. Cook around 4-5 mins.Now remove this from heat and allow to cool down. Now add this cooled mixture to the batter and mix well. Leave this on the counter to ferment
3.When you are ready to make appam. Take the batter and add salt, sugar, baking soda in this and mix well. Pour some water and make it little thinner in consistency.
4,Now take your appam pan and apply some oil in it. Pour a ladleful of batter in the middle. Hold the sides of the pan and swirl it so that the batter coats all sides.Cover it with a lid and cook for 2 mins until it is cooked through. Remove and serve.