Nei Appams/Sweet Appams

 

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Neyyappam Appams / Sweet

Appams/Unniyappam 2nd Recipe (  with Variation)

Hi friends!Unniyappam-Neyyappam is the traditional recipe and popular snack of keralites. Both Neyyappam and Unni appam is often used as a ritual offering in temples in Kerala ,South India.Unni in malayalam means small, Ney means ghee/clarified butter and Appam means small rice cake.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Makes: 15

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian/ Kerala delicacies

Recipe Category: Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp of Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery, grated
  • 4 tbsp Fresh grated coconut, Optional
  • 4 Cardamoms, powdered
  • 1 banana, Ripe and mashed
  • 1 /4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Pure Ghee/clarified butter

Method:

Step 1.

In a bowl take wheat flour, mashed bananas,rice flour, cardamom powder, grated coconut, baking soda and mix well .

Step 2.

In a pan heat water add jaggery, heat till all the jaggery dissolves.

Step 3.

Mix the jaggery syrup to the flour gradually, stirring and mixing all the ingredients well.

Step 4.

Add slowly milk to  the mix  to have a thick batter.

Step 5.

Keep the batter aside for half an hour.

Step 6.

Heat the appam pan and put a drop of oil into each indent of the mould . Now add the required amount of batter into the mould indents to make them 2/3 full.

Step 7.

Cook for 4-5 minutes on low flame .When it gets cooked (golden brown) on one side, using a skewer or a knife flip over gently  (each appam )and let the other side also cook for 2-3 minutes.Make sure appams are fully cooked. Serve hot.

Note:

Add jaggery according to your sweet taste. Add little amount of more to the batter and mix well.

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Banana Bread

Banana BreadBanana Bread

Hi friends! Here is a simple recipe of delicious Banana bread you will enjoy. Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread; however, there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.

Total Time: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hr 10 min
Level: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar (if less sweet required then can take 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 level tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 medium size bananas, ripe
  • 2 eggs

Method:

Step 1.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and Sift all purpose flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together. Keep aside.

Step 2.

Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition with wooden spatula, mix in vanilla extract.

Step 3.

In another bowl, mash the bananas well with a fork . Add in the milk and cinnamon, mix well and keep aside.

Step 4.

Add the banana mixture to the creamed  sugar,butter mixture and stir until batter is smooth. Now add flour mix(from step-1) to it. Mixing  until entire flour is absorbed in it.

Step 5.

Now grease the baking dish with butter and dust it with flour.

Step 6.

Pour the prepared mixture into the greased baking dish.

Step 7.

Bake the banana bread in moderately hot oven (approx. 1 hour) till  a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Take out and cool the banana bread for twenty minutes.

Step 8.

Remove it from the baking dish on the wire rack to cool it completely. Serve the slices with ice cream.

Note:Slicing with a bread knife helps to make smooth slices, that aren’t crumbly.

Top Banana Health Benefits :

Bananas also have many amazing health benefits to the body such as:

1. Boosting Energy

Bananas are a great pick-me-up snack because they provide carbohydrate in the form of quick-releasing sugars which your body can use for energy.

 

2. Loaded with Potassium

Bananas are one of the richest sources of potassium in the world, with about 500 mg of potassium per banana. Potassium is another nutrient that is crucial for those who are physically active, but also for everyone else too. Potassium acts as an electrolyte and promotes circulatory health, helps to manage blow flow and hydration levels within the body, and helps oxygen to reach your cells.

Potassium is useful in preventing high blood pressure and decreases the risks for heart disease and strokes because it regulates circulation, sodium, and water retention within the body . Potassium helps to lower high blood pressure because it counteracts the effect of sodium within the blood.

Potassium also assists in the prevention of muscle cramping following exercise and helps you to heal and build muscle. This makes it an important nutrient for anyone who is especially physically active or who is recovering from an injury.

Additionally, the high amount of potassium found in bananas has been correlated with helping to decrease symptoms associated with kidney stones, gout, ADHD,  back pain, headaches, and more.

3. Helps Improve Digestive Health

Each banana contains about 3 grams of fiber, which is roughly 10% of the daily fiber you should be consuming. The fiber in bananas helps to prevent constipation, bloating, and other unwanted digestive symptoms.Dietary fiber also importantly helps you to feel full for longer. Another benefit of banana’s high fiber content? Studies have found that a diet high in dietary fiber is protective against heart disease, cardiac arrest, and stroke.

Fiber helps to reduce inflammation as it removes waste and toxins from the body, keeping arteries clear from dangerous plague build-up Additionally, bananas are easy to digest and can help prevent cases of diarrhea. This is because of their starches and fiber which can help to bind waste within your digestive tract, while their potassium facilitates in balancing water retention in the gut and keeping you from becoming dehydrated.

Ref. https://draxe.com/banana-nutrition/

Nick’s kitchen medical Disclaimer:

  • Nick’s kitchen is for Vegetarians. It sometimes provides education and support to individuals who want to become vegetarian, or move toward a more vegetarian diet.
  • Nick’s kitchen provides some information on vegetarian and vegan diets to the best of their knowledge and abilities.
  • Nick’s kitchen does not claim to be health care professional, nutritionist, nor does it claims to treat any illness through vegan or vegetarian diet.
  • If you have a medical condition,Nick’s kitchen recommend that you consult your health care professionals before changing your diet.
  • Any changes that you make to your diet, and the results of those changes, are your decision and your responsibility.