Kerala Appam Recipe – When I first saw appam, I thought it was the same as Dosa. We in North India have always seen Idli, Dosa and Uthappam as the only 3 South Indian dishes. So, it was expected of us to categorize anything that looks like any of these 3, into one of them. Though Appam looked like Dosa, it tasted a lot different and that is when I asked my husband, what this was. Since then, appam became one of my favorites and I would anyday prefer it over dosa. The combination of hot appam with fresh Coconut chutney was simply awesome.
My mom-in-law is a specialist in this. Her chutney and appam has a different taste. The fact that her style of preparation was unique, is what I could attribute the taste to. The appams were soft with slightly crispy edges and the chutney was just perfectly spicy.
It took me some time to learn the art from her. But I still feel that I am far away from her when it comes to the uniqueness and taste.
If you are on a trip to Kerala, you will find appam being served with a lot of different curries like Kadala Curry (Black Grams), Potato Stew Curry, Chicken curry, Egg Curry etc. Whatever the combination is, you are sure to enjoy it to the last bite.