Goad Aappe is a traditional dish from the NKGSB cuisine of Karwar. These are sweet and are basically made using rice and some coconut and jaggery, hence the name goad aappe which means sweet paniyarams. This is a dish which my mom and her siblings relished in their childhood!
This cuisine basically makes use of rice, coconuts and jaggery on a large scale in their cooking, especially the sweet dishes. As in other cuisines, where milk is used for sweet dishes, in the NKGSB cuisine it’s the coconut milk that is always used!
In this particular recipe, you will notice that flattened rice has been added. This is because, the addition of jaggery makes the batter a bit loose and the flattened rice soaks up the water and helps to thicken it!
For some more sweet dishes from the NKGSB cuisine of Karwar, do take a look at the following recipes too….
- Kalingadaacho Goad Polo (Watermelon Surnoli)
- Karwar Style Madgane With Rajgira And Oats
Here’s the recipe for the traditional Goad Aappe….
Prep Time : 15 min
Cooking Time : 13-15 min
Serves : 28 Aappe
Cup Used : 200 ml
- 1 1/4 cups Raw Rice
- 1 cup Flattened Rice (Pohe/Pohaa)
- 1/2 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
- 1 1/4 cups Jaggery …. Approx
- Salt To Taste
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Homemade Ghee As Required For Roasting The Appe
- To make Goad Aappe, first rinse the raw rice atleast twice and then soak it in sufficient water for about 6-7 hours.
- Next, drain the soaked rice grains and set aside.
- Soak the flattened rice in some water and quickly drain it out.
- Transfer it to a mixer grinder and add the grated coconut drained rice grains as well.
- Add about 1/4 cup of water and grind these ingredients to a smooth paste.
- Add a little more water while grinding, only if required, as the batter becomes a bit loose in general after the addition of jaggery.
- Next, add to it the jaggery and a little salt. Grind this mixture again to get a smooth mixture.
- Transfer it to a colander and cover with a lid. Set aside overnight to ferment.
- Next, just before making the aappe, add the cardamom powder and mix well.
- To make these goad aappe, heat a paniyaram pan and add some homemade ghee to it.
- Pour a little rice mixture into each hollow and cover and cook on medium heat till each aappe rises slightly.
- When the aappe are well roasted on the bottom side and cooked on the top, drizzle some more melted ghee on the top of each aappe and flip them.
- Cook further till slightly browned on the flipped side too!
- Serve these traditional, delicious aappe for breakfast or for an evening snack!