Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pesaha Appam and Palu


This is a special traditional food made by Kerala Christians only on Maundy Thursday (pesaha vyazham). So, it is prepared with much reverence and care. The eldest member of the family prays, cuts the appam or the bread and distributes it to the rest of the family members.

Ingredients:
For Appam:
Rice flour 1 cup
Urud dal 2 Tbsp
Coconut 3/4 to 1 cup
Garlic pods 5 to 10
Cumin seeds few
Water 1 cup
Salt

Soak urud dal for 20 mins. Pour boiling water and rqd amount of salt into the rice flour and mix well using a big spoon. Allow it to cool and keep it aside. First grind the dal, then grind the garlic pods and grated coconut (don't grind coconut into a paste). Add this grounded ingredients and cumin seeds into the rice flour mix and combine well using hand. Prepare the batter using little water (like idli batter). Pour it into a lightly greased pan (round pan) and put the cross made from palm leaf in the middle of the batter and steam it well using an idli steamer.


For Palu:
Thick coconut milk 3/4 cup
Semi thick coconut milk 1 1/2 cup
Melted jaggery 1 to 1 1/2 cup
Grounded cumin seeds 2 Tsp

Add the melted jaggery and grounded cumin into the semi thick coconut milk and mix well. Stir it continously till it starts to boil. Then pour the thick coconut milk and heat it in low flame for few mins. Do not boil the milk.

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72 comments:

  1. wow!!!..happy easter da....i m laso making appan but in different wat for easter... :)... have a blesses day on this holy week and extra blessings for you little one to be :)

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  2. Happy easter Tina. Wishing you a blessed and wonderful motherhood.

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  3. Thanks for this post!! Wishing you a very happy easter!!

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  4. Something really new and good to know too :)

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  5. both looks delisious........happy easter ..........

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  6. wonderful recipes.. looks soo delicious and inviting.. thanks for sharing!!

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  7. i rem going to church with my catholic friends on easter and then later to their homes for breaking lent. one of my fave memories is eating this appam and drinking homemade grape wine at their homes :)

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  8. i have never hard of this name also.. it sounds so different. but looks really tasty....

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  9. Happy easter !! I have never heard thi recipe before and it is tantalizing ..

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  10. Yummm..y .. I m very fond of Aapam.. Have had it just once.. this looks even more yumm

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  11. thanks for sharing this..nice post..

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  12. Looks great. We generally make the regular vattayappom but thanks for this recipe looks great

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  13. looks perfect n delicious dear,,, really you got special quality of certain hands in cooking dear,,,

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  14. Wish you a very Happy Easter!!!... wow..i really loved reading the info about pesaha vyazham ... Thanks :)

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  15. Very nice recipe dear...appam looks perfect and pal too...muricho ippo veetil??

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  16. i love this.. always made at home......

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  17. Kidilam...Appam n pal kanan nalla bhangy und..We wish you a happy easter ...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  18. woow!!both looks yummy and delicious...nice presentation ....

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  19. Happy Easter Tina,great picture..and Thanks for visiting my blog..

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  20. Thanks for sharing your traditional food. Have a blessed Easter!

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  21. This is totally new to me...looks gr8,happy Easter Dear...

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  22. Hi Tina,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment,u have a lovely blog with great pics and recipes...keep visiting my blog...Bookmarked!!Appam and palu looks delicious and tempting!!!

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  23. appam okke ippol murichu kanum alle.
    appam palum looks delicious
    really like the presentation especially the the way the milk is garnished..
    appam okke kazhikkumbol njangale koode orkkane

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  24. Happy Easter Day! I've an award for you, please come and pick it up when you're free.

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  25. very traditional dish. happy easter

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  26. Looks lovely and yummy...heavenly delights and well captured. Have a happy Easter!

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  27. Happy easter tina....this looks yum and beautiful clicks

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  28. thanks for the comment tina...ur recipe looks great. we did sell some vattayappam at our restaurant for christmas. Have a great easter hols.

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  29. Tina,

    Appam and palu looks beautiful. Happy easter

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  30. Great click! Haven't heard of appam and paal before. Looks tasty too..Happy Easter!!

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  31. Hi Tina! Thanks for visiting my blog! Appam with the palu sounds great specially for people like me with a sweet tooth! The pics, cakes and bakes here are really good!

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  32. What a lovely tradition w/appam and palu...lovely to hear...Happy Easter!

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  33. Looks so nice Tina, good one!

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  34. Appam looks so yumm, happy Easter!

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  35. Happy Easter dear....the dish looks grt...

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  36. Yummy. I never tried Appam. Will try this time

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  37. Happy Easter Tina . New appam for me , looks delicious.

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  38. Tina, Happy Easter and thanks for sharing the recipe of such awesome traditional food. This is new to me. Beautiful Click as well. I have shared the " Honest Scrap award" with you on today's post. Kindly accept it as time permits.

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  39. Happy Easter! Both are delicious!!

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  40. hi dear,,,,,super,,,,kothiyakunnu,,,,happy easter

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  41. that's a nice dish I 'm discovering Tina !!! sounds comforting and warm!! Happy Easter to you & to all at home!!! Cheers!!!!

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  42. Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha...
    Seu cantinho é lindo, nutritivo e de bom gosto.
    Muita paz, saúde e sucesso!...

    F E L I Z P Á S C O A!!!

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    Com carinho, para você e sua família...

    Itabira - Brasil   

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  43. Looks gorgeous... and nice dish too. never tasted though. Wonderful click.

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  44. So divine an appam Tina. I am so glad to know a recipe like this. We got some palm leaves from the Church, but didn't know the recipe before. Happy Easter dear,

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  45. adipoli..nattilayirunnapol friends undakki tharumayirunnu...ini ippol thanne undakkathe vere vazhiyilla...:D
    Happy Easter dear...

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  46. I think there is a problem while posting my comment. Sorry Tina

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  47. Have a great Easter! having lots of problems for posting comment...Dish looks lovely!

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  48. SOunds too gud,pictures are very nice! Is that palm leaf floating for decoration? Thats so cute and we used to make a similar one and do a hand propelling wind mill!

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  49. Completely new to me...it looks so good!

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  50. Love the flavors of coconut,sounds very tasty and interesting :D

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  51. I came through shailaja's bllog wow wonderful recipe. I like it. I was in Kerala I never miss this. My mom & ammumma will make nice fluffy and tasty.

    Yours presentation is very nice.

    visit www.vijisvegkitchen.blogspot.com

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  52. beautiful dish and picture, tina. happy easter!

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  53. Tht Appam is really new to me :) .... luks nice

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  54. Nice one.. Never heard of this one..

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  55. Wishing you the blessings of this holy season.

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  56. Wonderful...........May God Bless you for everything.

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  57. the milk is tastier if u keep it over night in the fridgerator.. Tijo.

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  58. I made the appam for the first time and it came out really good, everybody liked it. thank you.
    Happy Easter.

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  59. Happy easter!I have tasted this at my friend's home but didnt know the recipe.Thanks for sharing!

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  60. It looks wonderful!! While I do not know the Kerala dishes as much, it looks very enticing!

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  61. thank you....we were able to make it

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  62. Awesome blog Tina. Thanks for continuous updates and lovely recipes. All the best.

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