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how to make appe batter



Appe, also known as Paniyaram, or Paddu, are delightful dumplings made from fermented rice and lentil batter. Originating in the southern region of India, this dish is usually prepared using a special Appe pan. They are crispy from the outside and soft and fluffy from the inside. They are usually served with coconut chutney or sambar and make for a perfect breakfast or snack.

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idli rice/ raw rice

1 cup

urad daal

1/4 cup

fenugreek seeds (methi)

1/2 teaspoon

cooked rice

1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Ghee or oil for cooking



Step 1:

Rinse the rice and urad daal separately and then soak them along with methi seeds in water for about 4 to 5 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and grind the mixture along with the cooked rice to a slightly coarse batter in a mixer grinder, by adding some water. Add salt and mix well.

Step 3:

Ferment this batter for 8 to 10 hours or overnight.

Step 4:

After the batter is well fermented, mix it well again.

Step 5:

Heat the appe pan, and pour a few drops of ghee or oil into each of its grooves.

Step 6:

Pour the batter into each of these grooves and let it cook on a medium flame for a couple of minutes.

Step 7:

Flip each of the appe using a spoon and cook the other side until it turns golden brown.

Step 8:

Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

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