Plain Appam or Vella Appam are bowl-shaped thin pancakes made from fermented rice flour. They derive their shape from the small Appa Chatti in which they are cooked.
If you are an Indian cooking enthusiast, then the iron appam pan is an essential cooking utensil for you. An iron appam pan is one of the things you’ll find when you visit a household in Tamil Nadu or Kerala. The traditional taste of the appam is preserved by using the iron pan to prepare it as compared to using other cooking appliances like an electric griddle. A well-seasoned iron pan helps you make restaurant-like appams at home without any big hassles.
HOW TO SEASON:
1. First rinse the Pan with dishwasher soap or liquid and a metal scrubber.
2. Now add 2 tsp of oil and 2 tsp salt to the Pan.
3. Spread it with well so that the oil salt mixture is evenly spread over the entire pan.
4. Next day scrub again to remove any rust or dirt.
5. Apply oil and store it.