Maida (All purpose flour)- 1 cup
Raw Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Coconut milk-1 cup
Sieve maida and rice flour to remove lumps, if any.Beat egg ina mixer and add to this.Also add coconut milk and stir the batter well.you can also beat this in a mixer.add water to get the required consistency.consistency should be watery.consistency is very important for the appams to turn out well.
Heat a pattiri chatty or a non-stick pan . Grease a cloth with oil and wipe the pattiri chatty or the non-stick pan with this cloth. Using a big ladle, take batter in the ladle and pour into the chatty or non-stick pan. Do not stir the pan or chatty. Close with a tight lid and cook on very low heat. Appam will start forming holes on the top surface and get cooked in the steam. Once the appam is fully cooked, take the appam out of the pan and transfer to a serving plate. Continue making more appam in the similar way with rest of the batter. Just keep in mind to heat the manchatty on high before pouring batter and then immediately lower heat to very low simmer, after closing with lid. The high heat will help in forming the holes.
You can use this appam with Sweetened coconut milk or spicy chicken curry.....:)
Recipe Courtesy: Mrs.Prassana Sugathan (Amma)