Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Uruli Appam

Uruli is an open-mouthed shallow circular vessel made out of bell metal. It is available in all sizes from a diameter of a few inches to even 10-12 feet!Uruli has may important value in hindus life....It is one of an item in vishu kanni.And on the occation of house warming uruli is used for pallu kachal(boilling milk)...Uruli Kamuthal at the famous Mannarsala Naagaraaja Temple ensures child birth to long awaited couples, and after the blessed event, the parents come to the temple with their child, for the blessing of the Nagaraja.Now days urulis are popular for decorative purposes used as water carrier with floating flowers.And food cooked in uruli is great,delisious,yummy......I have no words....My hubby always ask me to prepare naadan chicken,mutton curry in uruli.....There again lots more to say about uruli......

1 cup rice (raw)
1\4 cup grated coconut
1\4 cup cooked rice
3-4 shellots chopped
salt to taste
oil for roasting

1. Wash and soak the rice for 3 - 4 hours.
2. Then grind it along with the coconut and cooked rice to a fine paste.
3. Add salt,shellots and water to make a thin batter.Also some grated coconut.
4. Grease the Uruli and heat it.

5. Spread the batter,the center portion should be thicker.
6. Roast on one both side.
7. Serve with chutney, a stew or any non veg dish