Food
Achappam
Recipe

INGREDIENTS 

Rice powder : 3 cups / 1/2 kilo (sift through a sieve and use only the finest flour)

Sugar : 1 cup

Thick Coconut Milk : 2 cup

Eggs : 2

Black Sesame Seeds /Ellu : 2 tsp

Cumin seeds /Jeerakam : 1 tsp

Salt : a pinch, just to adjust the taste

Oil for deep frying

METHOD :

1. Take the flour in a vessel and slowly add coconut milk and make a semi thick batter. (Note : The batter should be thicker than the dosa batter but dip able and pourable.)

2. Beat the eggs and add the eggs, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, salt, and mix well.

3. Add sugar a little at a time, mixing it in well between each addition, mix well and set it aside for 20-30 minutes.

4. Heat oil in a pan /kadhai. Place an achappam mould in the oil. (Note : The mould must be dipped in hot oil before immersing in the batter. Else, the achappam may not come out of the mould.)

5. When mould is hot remove it from oil and dip into batter. Ensure that batter covers only 3/4 of the mould.  Don’t dip it completely.

6. Take the mould from the batter and dip into hot oil. When the batter is cooked it will detach itself from the mould and fall into the oil or just shake it a little bit or use a fork. (Note : Don’t shake too vigorously then it may break or they may not hold their shape.The key is the mold should be hot and with the oil.)

7. Then dip the mold again into the oil, and into the batter and make the rest of the achappams.

8. Turn it over so that all the sides are cooked. When achappam is browned evenly remove from oil. Allow them to drain well on paper towels.

9. Yummy achappam are ready!! After the achappam cools down, store in an air-tight container. Serve and Enjoy!!

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Light Music Competition

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Kerala in Mumbai is conducting a Malayalam Light Music Competition (Malayalam film songs also permitted) in association with Raagalaya Academy of Music & Arts on 29th January 2017 at Marol Education Academy, Bhavani Nagar, Marol, Mumbai- 400059 from 9 am onwards.

The competition will be held in six different age groups

GROUPS AGE
Group A 5 - 10
Group B 11 - 15
Group C 16 - 25
Group D 26 - 40
Group E 41 - 60
Group F 61 & Above

Participants are allowed to sing any Malayalam song of their choice.

The song has to be by heart.

We will provide a keyboard and tabla for support to the participants.

The results will be announced after each session

There will be first and second prize winners from both male and female participants.

Entry fee is Rs.250.

Those who are interested can register their name with Kerala in Mumbai office on 022-29209959, 022-29205641, +919820110509.

You can also download the registration form and return to us along with a cheque of Rs.250/- in favour of ‘Raagalaya Academy of Music & Arts’ to our address

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