Chippi Appam

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Chippi AppamChippi 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

Method:

  • 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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