Recipe Credit - Thangam E Philip, Modern Cookery Vol 1
1 st Recipe
910 g raw rice 4 eggs 200 ml thick coconut milk 450 g sugar 1 teaspoon salt Coconut oil for frying ( about 750 ml - 1 litre ) Achappam Mould
Beat eggs and set aside.
Wash and soak raw rice for 2 to 3 hours. Drain well ( till nearly dry ) and powder. Sieve through a fine sieve.
Mix together rice flour, beaten egg, sugar, salt and coconut milk to prepare a medium batter ( like pancake ).
Heat oil. Then heat mould in oil. Dip mould in batter and keep straight away into hot oil.
As achappam form they will separate from mould. Fry till golden brown and drain on paper. Repeat the same process till the batter is used up. Store in an airtight container.
2 nd Recipe( Credit - MsLilly Babu Jose, Cochin )
Rice powder (nicely powdered)- 1/2 kg ? Egg- 2 ?Sugar- 2 tbsp ?Coconut milk- from one coconut ( 200 ml thick coconut milk ) ?Sesame seeds- 2 tsp ?Salt- to taste ?Oil- for frying
Mix the rice powder with coconut milk, sugar, beaten eggs, sesame seeds. Keep the mould of achappam in boiling oil. When the mould got red hot, immerse 3/4 th of the mould in the above paste and immediately place in the boiling oil. After for few seconds and strike the handle, the achappam separates from the mould. Fry to a golden colour. Drain and keep it in an air tight vessel when cold.
Achappam available at
Hot Chips, New Kerala Hot Chips, Ganga Sweets & Kaanchi Bakery - Chennai
Achappam Mould available in Chennai
Santosh Super Market, Anna Nagar Hindustan Home Needs - Mogappair Ratna Stores - PondyBazar Saravana Stores - Ranganathan Street , West Mambalam Amara Stores - Amjikkarai