Kallappams A South Indian PANCAKE (A Kerala Christian specialty )

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Author Notes: A Christian specialty, these pancakes are often served with non vegetarian curries such as Coriander Chicken. , Beef coconut fry or a spicy fish curry My Favorite Breakfast pauljoseph

Serves 8

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup farina (such as Cream of Wheat)
  • 1 cup finely grated fresh coconut or finely shredded dried unsweetened coconut
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh "first milk" coconut milk or canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • salt to taste
  1. 1. Mix yeast with 1⁄2 cup warm water in a small bowl, and set aside until yeast dissolves and little bubbles begin to appear on the surface, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat rice flour in a wok or large skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until flour is hot to the touch and turns from bright white to a creamy off-white, about 5 minutes. Do not brown. Remove wok from heat, and set aside to cool.
  3. Combine farina and 1 cup water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, 2–3 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and stir until cool.
  4. Put cooled rice flour, coconut. 4 tsp sugar, cooled farina, and proofed yeast in a large bowl, and whisk in enough water (about 1 1⁄2 cups) to make a thick batter. Cover with plastic wrap, and set aside in a warm, moist place (in a turned-off oven alongside a bowl of hot water, if you like) until batter expands slightly and becomes bubbly, 5–8 hours. (Batter may be refrigerated for several hours; return batter to room temperature before frying.) Whisk coconut milk, salt, and remaining 1 1⁄2 tsp. sugar into fermented batter. It should be the consistency of foamy cake batter; thin the batter with a little water, if needed.
  5. Preheat oven to 200°. Heat a nonstick griddle or large skillet over medium heat. For each pancake, ladle about 1⁄4 cup of batter onto the hot griddle, and cook until the underside has browned to the color of cinnamon, about 3 minutes. Flip pancake over with a spatula, and brown other side, about 2 minutes more. Pancake should be about 1⁄2" thick and laced with fine holes. Transfer to a platter, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining batter.

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over 4 years ago pauljoseph

Shayma thank you very much

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over 4 years ago shayma

congrats on getting an 'editors' picks' award!