Chippi Appam: Chippi appam is an appetizer made with curried rice flour and oysters. This is a favorite among the Muslim population in the Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu, India. Chippi appam is a very popular appetizer in Malabar cuisine.
Ingredients (serves 2):
- 10 fresh mussels with shell
- 1 cup roasted rice flour
- 1/2 cup coconut, finely grated
- 2 inch cinnamon stick
- 2 small onions
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp fennel powder
- Salt, to taste
- Water, as required
- Crush small onions, chilli powder, turmeric powder and fennel powder and grind them up to a fine paste, to make a masala mixture.
- Mix the grated coconut with roasted flour and masala mixture.
- Boil 1 cup of water.
- Add boiled water, 1 tablespoon of water at a time, with salt to the flour mixture
- Knead well, as to avoid any lumps.
- The consistency of the dough is a little more solid than the chapatti dough.
- This dough forms the filling.
- Clean the mussels well, by scrapping off unwanted matter that sticks on to the shells.
- Remove the mussel beard from the mussels.
- Split the mussels and stuff it with the dough filling.
- Steam the dough filled mussels for 10 minutes.
- Chippi appam is ready to be served.
- Serve slightly warm chippi appam with a sauce of your choice.
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