Sunday, July 26, 2009

Kuthappam /Muttayappam / Ottayappam / Mutta Pathiri

Back in Kozhikode / Calicut, this appam is called kuthappam, since this appam has a lot of holes formed on its upper surface. Most probably this appam must have a different name in other parts of kerala. Appam chatty, a clay pot (manchatty) is used to make this appam. Other alternative is to use a non-stick pan with a tight lid.


1 cup - Maida / All purpose flour
1 cup - Rice flour
1 - Egg
3/4 cup - Thick coconut milk
A pinch of baking soda
Salt to taste


1 ) Shift maida, rice flour and baking soda along with salt. Beat egg very well and make it frothy. Add to the flours and mix well. Pour coconut milk, little at a time and make a batter which has a consistency, which is a bit lighter than idli batter. Not too loose like dosa batter, nor too thick like idli batter. Rather in between dosa and idli batter consistency. Add water if necessary to get the right consistency.Stir the batter well, so that some air bubbles form in the batter. Let the batter rest for ten minutes. Before preparing the appam, stir the batter once again well.

2 ) Heat a manchatty or a non-stick pan on medium high heat. Grease a cloth with oil and wipe the manchatty or the non-stick pan with this cloth. Using a big ladle, take batter in the ladle and pour into the chatty or non-stick pan. Do not stir the pan or chatty. Close with a tight lid and cook on very low heat. Appam will start forming holes on the top surface and get cooked in the steam. Once the appam is fully cooked, take the appam out of the pan and transfer to a serving plate. Continue making more appam in the similar way with rest of the batter. Just keep in mind to heat the manchatty on high before pouring batter and then immediately lower heat to very low simmer, after closing with lid. The high heat will help in forming the holes.

To serve - you can have this appam with sweetened coconut milk, poured on top of the appam. So make fresh coconut milk extract, add sugar and sweeten. Otherwise you can have this appam with any meat curry.


Anonymous said...

Kuthappam looks so tempting and ravishing...New one to me..we at home used to make "muttappathiri"..using maida,egg and cook in manchatty too.Similarity is the hole..
Happy that you blog often ..Thanks

Pravs said...

could be this appam is cousin of that :) Thanks for the feedback on nadan chicken curry and also for checking on my posts :)

Suparna said...

Hi Pravs,
This one ya seems like the relative of appam :) The ingredints seem interesting and easy to put together :) thanks

Seena said...

Prave, we call this oottappam! :) and some calls the same as Ann said. but no baking powder, I had drafted this long back, forgot to post.. :)

Mishmash ! said...

mummy makes muttapathiri like this but not sure if she adds rice flour..I like it with both coconut milk n meat curry;)

Kuthappam is a sweet name:)pic has some charm too

Pooja said...

Wow this looks so spongy and delicious! Now I'm really amazed that I havent heard this before! Something that I need to try out fast :)

Andhra Flavors said...

You have a nice blog and wonderful sweet recipes.
kuthappam looks clean.
keep visiting my blog.

My comfort food network said...

Lovely recipe Pravas. Although I am originally from Calicut(but grew up in Mumbai), I don't remember my mom making this but I remember eating this at my in laws who are also from Calicut. I am definitely going to try this one as I have some left over chicken stew and no appam batter to compliment it. This will work perfectly. Thanks.

Rahin said...

nice recipe pravs, though never had it before , the pic looks v cute

Anonymous said...

Kuthappam looks perrrfect!!!
tempting presentation!

Prajusha said...

nice recipe.have heard abt this .but never tasted it..

Subi said...

Hi, Never heard of this recipe. I really have to try it out.

Pravs said...

Suparna : Yes it's easy put try.

Seena : oh i like that name, oottappam :)

Mishmash : I think this is called muttapathiri too.

Pooja : you got to try this :)

Andhra flavors : Thank you :)

My comfort food network : did you try ? did it come out well ?

Rahin : try.

Sangi : should try this, sometime.

Prajusha: Now time to try... you will like it.

Subi : try this out subi..just must have time to slow cook the appam.

abida said...

this is called ottada at my place ..have been searching for its home we used to prepare on virakaduppu and man chatti. it never came out well on nonstick pan..must try this one
i am a regular visitor to u'r blog even though didn't put comments.. u'r recipes are all fabulous.. have tried many of them..

Pravs said...

adiba : Thanks for this comment.Happy to know the recipes came out well. Yes this appam comes out very well in appam chatti. Cooking on virakaduppu, must add special flavours too.

Sunitha said...

thanks for a new breakfast dish.its looks yummy.I'll defenitely try this and let u know. At home amma use to make dosa like this with holes. But she use only maida and egg not rice flour. thank u once again friend

Sig said...

Never heard of this before, kind of looks like pathiri... I can imagine this with some spicy chicken/lamb curry.. yum!

Shabs.. said...

Hi, just searching for one pathiri called saanarotti and came in here. And to my amazement i have come here b4....That appam looks perfect,really....that holes are the real characterestics....would try this.thx...
We make the same way, and like ann, we make it with egg,maida and cook the same way and call it muttapathal...but we dont add rice...has been thinking abt this recently, but my mom told it never come out good in non-stick pan.
Drop into my space wen u find time.

? said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Looks beautiful!