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the unique vessel

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 12 November 2018 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

This is the vessel ( made of is very heavy and this one is more than 50 years old ) in which the sweet APPAM is made. We fill this with clarified butter ( mixed with a little edible oil these days as clarified butter has become very expensive ) and little batter is pored into these deptessions while the oil is hot, deep fried and taken out.

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

I wonder what clarified butter is Devi... Perhaps, ghee?

12 Nov 2018 5:29am

@Sudipto: Clarified butter is Ghee, Sudipto...

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Interesting, but what is APPAM?

12 Nov 2018 5:37am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

We know something like that even bigger and with more holes.
Good to see the Indian part

12 Nov 2018 7:27am

@Marjolein: Ah you must be baking things in these :)

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Magnifique plat effectivement.

12 Nov 2018 7:50am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Your description is a enticing as the image !

12 Nov 2018 8:16am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe présentation...

12 Nov 2018 9:36am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

une intéressante recherche

12 Nov 2018 9:39am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise et merci pour tes explications !

12 Nov 2018 11:33am

Hiro from Japan

very nice

12 Nov 2018 11:35am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

A well used pan. Bronze no less. I must have an appam sometime.

12 Nov 2018 11:56am

pravin from satara, India

Appe patra

12 Nov 2018 11:58am

suzanne from Belgium

J'apprends ! Merci pour cette prise :-)

12 Nov 2018 12:01pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

must retain heat beautifully

12 Nov 2018 12:58pm

gigisis from Cincinnati, United States

Appakkaral !!! yummo... love it !!!kids love it !!! grandkids love it !!!! its a must both neyyappajm and morappam .. Nandini s fav ... morappami learnt from my expert MIL...

12 Nov 2018 1:16pm

@gigisis: we all love this too. May be I will take a better shot of these appams when ( if ) I make these for Kaarthikai :) TYes..the Moarappam or Uppappam is tasty too. They seem to have taken another avathaaram bow, calling themselves KuzhippaNiyaaram ..No takers for that here now...

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

YOur images help me understand your beautiful culture, Devi.

12 Nov 2018 2:09pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

this is interesting, Devi, and a fine picture

12 Nov 2018 2:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful object I love!

12 Nov 2018 4:32pm

Photon from Valbonne, France

as always very interesting ....

12 Nov 2018 4:55pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands


12 Nov 2018 5:35pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel plat et forme et ces trois ronds superbe.
Belle soirée

12 Nov 2018 6:23pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great use of this interesting vessel! I first thought it may be an egg poacher.

12 Nov 2018 7:13pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing of the traditional vessel .

12 Nov 2018 8:21pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

12 Nov 2018 9:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This was built to last. I imagine new ones are more cheaply made and don't cook like this one.

13 Nov 2018 12:05am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

well, at least you don't have to worry about breaking that antique. But watch you toe if you drop it.

13 Nov 2018 12:29am

Irene from San Francisco, United States


13 Nov 2018 1:08am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I am sure that this vessel could tell some stories. I like the aged patina on it. Your description sounds enticing.

13 Nov 2018 1:53am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Love the patina, beautiful utensil.

13 Nov 2018 9:41am

Sam from Chennai, India

What a beautiful image of this appam vessel 50 years old. A precious possession one indeed. :)

13 Nov 2018 4:38pm