Semolina and lentil appe.
Appe or kuzhi paniyaram is a popular breakfast dish from South India, made of steaming batter.
Traditionally made from pulses ando rice using a mould. It can be made sweet and spicy both.
You can make it with very few ingredients and enjoy as a healthy snack.
I have already posted some appe recipe. And I love these cuties. One more instant appe recipe with lentil, a powerhouse of nutrition.
Our this week’s #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is South Indian breakfast. My contribution is this healthy, yummy and easy south Indian breakfast appe.
You don’t need to ferment the batter overnight. A very quick and easy way to make a healthy and delicious breakfast.
I have made it without onion garlic but you can use onion garlic too if you like.
Semolina/suji – 1 cup
Curd – 1 cup
Moong dal or split green gram – 1/4 cup
Masoor dal or split red lentil – 1/4 cup
Rice flour – 1/2 cup
Cilantro – handful chopped
Green chilli – 1 – 2 or as per your spice tolerance, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 inch piece grated
salt to taste
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Chat masala powder – 1 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
oil – little for frying the appe + 2 teaspoons
Rai or mustard seed – 1/2 teaspoons
Curry leaves – few chopped
Soak the lentils for 2 hours or overnight and grind into a smooth paste.
Mix semolina and curd in a large bowl.
Add ground lentils with semolina/suji batter. Add rice flour, salt, cumin powder, chopped cilantro, green chilli, grated ginger, chat masala and lemon juice. Mix well.
Make a semi thick batter. Add little water if require. Mix well. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.
Heat the oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds, let it splutter. Add chopped curry leaves saute for 1 minute. I have dried curry leaves so I have crushed them with hand. Add the tempering to the batter and mix well. If you want to use onion garlic add 1 finely chopped onion and 1 teaspoon garlic paste in the batter.
Add soda and give a good stir.
Heat the appe pan and grease it with little oil. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould. Cover the pan with lid and cook on low flame till it becomes golden brown.
Now turn the appe upside down. Cook uncovered till becomes light brown.
Its ready. Serve hot with any sauce, coconut or peanut chutney. For peanut chutney recipe click the link below.