Ottappam or Ottada recipe- Ottappam made in a clay pan (Rice pancakes)
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Cuisine: Indian
  • Rice flour- 1½ cups
  • Eggs- 2
  • Water- ¾ cup
  • Salt- a couple of pinches
  1. You have to use clay pan to make this, it won't come out good in a non-stick pan.
  2. If you are using a new clay pan, season the pan well before you make this; rub the pan with egg shells a few times, rinse with water and use it.
  3. The more you use the clay pan the better it gets. So, don't hesitate to steal your mom's ottappam clay pan (that's what I did :P)
  4. In a blender, grind the flour, eggs, water and salt together to a smooth paste.
  5. The batter should have the right constituency. It shouldn't be too thick nor too thin.
  6. The clay pan works better and won't crack when placed on a burner stove top.
  7. I placed it on a ceramic flat surface, luckily the clay pan didn't crack.
  8. Heat the clay pan over medium high heat.
  9. The pan has be heated really well for making perfect ottappams. It won't come out well in low heat.
  10. Grease the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  11. Pour a large spoonful of batter over the pan, using the back of the spoon spread the batter to thin small round shape. Don't pour too much batter.
  12. You can see that holes are starting to form in the middle of the appam, that's what we need. It might take a few turns to make the perfect ottappam.
  13. It will cook very fast so watch out, remove the ottappam using a spatula and place it on a plate.
  14. After you are done making the ottappams, don't keep the hot clay pan in cold water, let it cool down completely before you clean it with water.
  15. Ottappam can be served with chicken or mutton curry. It can also be had with coconut milk and sugar.
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