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Appachatti Pans

An Appachatti Pan is a stove-top frying pan that's completely rounded at the sides, so that it's like a shallow bowl. It has two short handles, one on each side, and will come with a cover usually.

They can be can be cast-iron or non-stick metal. Cast iron ones are getting hard to find, but people swear by them.

They are used for making "vella appam" in ("kuzhi appam" pans are different; see Appakarai Pans.)

To use, you first heat the pan well, then pour a large spoonful of appam batter in. You lift the pan using both handles, and swirl the batter inside so that it coats the entire bottom. Cover and cook for about 2 minutes.

At the edges of the appam, you'll end up with a lace-like pattern.

Cooking Tips

If using cast iron, heat a small amount of oil in it first before starting.

See also:


Aebleskiver Pans; Appachatti Pans; Appakarai Pans; Broiling Pans; Cast Iron; Chafing Dish; Crêpe Pans; Electric Frying Pans; French Roasting Pans; Frying Pans; Kanom Krok Pans; Meatloaf Pans; Non-Reactive Pans; Non-Stick Pans; Omelet Pans; Paella Pans; Pans; Quiche Pans; Roasting Pans; Sauté Pans; Self-Basting Roasters; Spiders; Wok

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Oulton, Randal. "Appachatti Pans." CooksInfo.com. Published 26 June 2006; revised 31 May 2007. Web. Accessed 03/18/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/appachatti-pans>.

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