February 16, 2006

Celebrating Valentine's Day with Soji Appam



Today Iam celebrating Valentine's Day with one of my husband's favorite sweet namely Soji Appam.Both my husband and I have a sweet tooth.But as a health factor we try to avoid sweets as much as possible.....Well this time Iam pardoning myself for making this sweet.....It just feels really nice to sit back and enjoy your favorite sweets once in a while.......So here goes the wonderful recipe for my Soji appam.Well I have given more pictures than usual to help understand the recipe.

Well for people who are wondering what Soji Appam is , it can be literally translated to'Rava Pancake'. This pancake mix is made from maida which is available in the Indian grocery stores.This sweet has two parts, one is the stuffing part and the other is the pancake mix which we call the 'Sariga'.Ok here goes the recipe...

Ingredients

For the stuffing

Rava- 1/2 cup
sugar-1/2 cup
coconut -1 cup(frozen or fresh)
whole milk - 1 cup

For the sariga

maida - 1/2 cup
oil - 4 tblsp
salt - a pinch




Method
  1. Add the salt in the maida and mix properly. Add water to make a slimy kind of dough that flows like a waterfall when released from your hand.
  2. Now add 2 tblsp of oil and knead nicely.
  3. Add another 2 tblsp of oil and knead again.
  4. Close the bowl and keep it covered for 30 min atleast.
  5. As for the stuffing combine the rava,sugar,coconut and whole milk and keep it on medium flame and keep stirring till rava is cooked and comes to halwa consistency.
  6. Well the stuffing is ready if you can take the stuffing in hand and if you are able to make it into a ball without that much stickiness.
  7. Now switch off the stove and let it cool for few min.
  8. Make balls and keep them ready.
  9. Now roll the balls in the sariga and pat them on a plastic sheet and fry them each side on a pan with 1/4 tsp of oil for each side until golden brown.
  10. Thus place them in a box and store it in the fridge for a maximum period of 1 week.



Recipe Source: A handover recipe from my grandma.


Well I contribute the above recipe to Meena's Hooked on Heat celebrating Valentine's Day with all love and pure delight.....

17 comments:

Meena said...

Hi BDSN!! thanks so much for the submission!

Would you please email me the link to this post so that I don't miss it out when I do the round-up?

Look forward to more great recipes from you!! :o)

BDSN said...

Wow!!Thanks for your comment.I surely enjoyed making this and all the more excited as this is my first participation in an event so thanks a tonne..

I will surely submit my post's link to your mail..

Ashwini said...

Those look great BDSN

BDSN said...

Thankyou Ashwini..those taste great too...You should give a try..

Reshma said...

this is something new to me:)

sailu said...

BDSN,this is a nice recipe..my mom makes a stuffed coconut pancake similar to yours.

Courtney said...

Hey BDSN~
Just letting you know...we at Naughty Curry have quoted you in our Random spice-Punx sideblog.

Later.

BDSN said...

Hi Reshma..
Thanks for your comment.Well all the more reason for you to try this dish...

BDSN said...

Hi Sailu..

Yes!!! Dont you love them..I wish I had doubled my recipe......May be next time(LOL)

BDSN said...

Hi Courtney...

Thanks a tonne for quoting me in your sideblog.I feel appreciated...You really got a great website...I have clarified the doubt you had asked about the tamarind in my 'Veggie Sambhar' column..Did you check it out?Sorry I read the comment very much later...

Lera said...

This is one of my fav indulgences while in school. bdsn, my mom used to make these often..it was deep fried in oil....:)

Ashwini said...

Wow, you tried my masala toast and liked it! Yay....Thanks :-)

BDSN said...

Wow deep frying in oil..that should be big on taste ...I love this recipe as my grandma used to make this for me while I was little

BDSN said...

Ur masala toast was simple and superb so I had to put that in my sidebog so that plenty of others can also try it.....

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