Kalthappam (Repost) | Pressure Cooker Kalathappam






Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw rice(pachari)
  • 1/2 lb Jaggery(Sharkkara)
  • Salt - A pinch
  • Vegetable oil(Preferably coconut oil)
  • 1/8 cup Dry Coconut slices(Thenga kothu)
  • Onion - 1/4 cup
  • Cooked boiled rice - 1/4 cup

Directions

Soak rice for 2 hrs. Clean and keep it aside. Blend the rice adding little bit water and boiled rice to a thick
consistency. Melt the jaggery in 1/2 cup of water, strain it and immediately(when it is warm) pour this into the rice mixture. Add a pinch of salt. The batter prepared must have a loose consistency.

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a pressure cooker.Saute some chopped coconut pieces and onions till golden brown. Keep heat at high and when it is really hot, add the rice mixture into the cooker.Close cooker without the weight.Cook for 2 minutes on a high flame. Next lower the flame and cook for 5 mins on a very low flame. Remove from fire and open the lid after 5 mins. Remove kalthappam from cooker when cool.

  


15 Comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new to me looks yummy... Do you aware of any blog events? There are so many blog events going on in this blog world....You can send in your entries to the events... If you are intrested then check out this link..http://events-n-roundups.blogspot.com/ If you want to know more you can mail me, my mail id is there in my blog...

Vrinda said...

ya its a traditional dish in north kerala,onions
fried in coconut oil and coconut chunks makes it yummy....

Frederick said...

Hello Vrinda! "Vegetable oil(Preferably coconut oil)"
- Wise choice! :-)

Coconut oil is THE ideal cooking oil because it is 92% saturated. This enables coconut oil to be highly resistant to oxidation and free radical formation.

And of course, it's much more delicious with coconut oil, right! ;-)

Just my two cents. Take care.

Cheers,
CoconutOilGuy
www.coconut-oil-central.com
Your Drugstore in a Bottle

Vrinda said...

Yes you are right.In our state Kerala(india) v use coconut oil as cooking oil and hair oil...

Madhuram said...

I've never come across this dish before Vrinda. I think I will try it without the onions and add some chopped cahews instead.

You can also register with connect.sailusfood.com and foodworld.redchillies.us to meet other food bloggers.

Vrinda said...

Fried onions gives the nice flavour to this dish,u don't eat onions?if so its ok otherwise try with onions..

Shabs said...

hi vrinda,thanks for stopping by my place.....u have a wonderful place here as well....by the way,I'm from Kannur,so u can see similar recipes in my blog too...ur place is a biriyani heaven!I'm craving for some after seeing ur pics....

Geetha said...

hi...tried it.came out well. easy to make as well. thanks

Vrinda said...

Thanx for trying Geetha...

kitchen queen said...

The appam is very nice and delicious.

meeso said...

Yum, that sounds delicious! Nice entry :)

shabana said...

hi vrinda
i love kalthappam
i tried it but it was a bit hard
any reson for that?

Vrinda said...

Shabana...thanx for trying,its my fav too. it mainly depends upon the rice u use,use normal pachari from local stores..even though the recipe sounds simple it requires lots of practice to achieve perfect texture...dont use high quality rice for this recipe...

deeps recipes said...

Vrinda..
I love Kalathappam..So just searched your blog 4 the recipe..ooo..this makes me hungry..:-)
Thanks..now,lemme make this..Bye.

sharanya mekha said...

Hi Vrinda ,
I tried this recipe 3 -4 times as per your recipe.This came out very well. Superb one. Loved this a lot.

Post a Comment


Home About Us Contact Us Post Snapshots