Monday, September 17, 2012

God appo/sweet paddu/...ganesha chaturthi special

God appo is a very divine konkani dish specially prepared during ganesh chaturthi .We mangaloreans offerGod appo instead of Modak .Therefore this dish is a must on that day.'God" means sweet in konkani and jaggery also known as god.This appo is usually offered to Lord Ganesha as prasad in my temples even in Sankashti day every month.But usually my mom used to prepare this once a year during Ganesha chaturthi.So even now i follow her tradition and make sure to prepare this without fail and my kids love it too.
Yield: 12 - 15
  • 2cups Wheat flour/atta
  • 1cup Grated jaggery
  • 1 Banana( mashed)
  • 2tbsp Fresh grted coconut
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 1/2tsp Baking soda(optional)
  • Ghee for frying
Cooking Directions

  1. Grind coconut,jaggery and banana to a smooth paste using 2cups of water
  2. Add this paste to wheat flour and add salt and if you are using baking soda add at that too ,blend it well and prepare smooth batter.The batter should be thick like idli or pancake batter.
  3. Let the batter rest for an hour.
  4. Now heat appo tava and pour heaped tsp of ghee in each mould and then fill it with appo batter.
  5. Cover it with a lid and cook over low flame for 2 mins or till done.
  6. Now again pour some ghee and flip all the appos using spoon or fork and cook again for a minute .Paddu prepared may stick to the molds.You have to be careful while handling these appos because it may stick to the mould so have patience while taking out the appo from the mould.
  7. Serve hot or cold can enjoy this for appo for couple of days without refrigeration as it is fried in plenty of ghee.



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