Ingredients:1.5 cup White Rice (Preferred: Sona Masuri)
3/4 - 1 cup grated Coconut
3/4 -1 cup grated Jaggary
4 - 5 cups grated Sorekayi / Bottle Gourd
1 - 2 Cardamoms / Elakki
Salt to taste
Remove the outer skin, inner seeds of Bottle Gourd as shown in the picture below. (The innermost part which can't be grated can be used for grinding.)
Soak rice in water for about 4-5 hours. Wash soaked rice 2-3 times and keep it aside.
Grind soaked rice along with cardamom, grated coconut into medium smooth thick paste by adding inner part of bottle gourd. Add grated jaggary, salt and grind them together for about 1 min.
Pour this batter to a vessel. Add grated bottle gourd and mix them well. The consistency of the batter should be like as shown in the picture below.
Take 1 big spoonful of batter(1/7th of prepared batter) to the Aappam Chatti and spread it over the chatti as shown in the picture below.