Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rava/Semolina Appe

Appe is yet another South Indian dish commonly prepared with pulses/lentils and rice. But it needs soaking of lentils and grinding and everything. On the other hand these rava/semolina appe are very convenient to make. It doesn't need the hassle of soaking and grinding. My sis-in-law made these appe while she was visiting and I really liked them. By using fruit salt it doesn't need to be fermented. Eno fruit salt is easily available in any Indian grocery store. It comes in three different flavors. Use regular or lime flavor either is fine. 

Ingredients(Serves 5-6)
3 cups fine rava/semolina
1/2 cup yogurt
3 cup water
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tomato chopped
3-4 green chilies
1 inch ginger grated
Couple of tbsp chopped cilantro
Oil to brush insides of appe mould
1 tbsp Eno fruit salt or as required

Method is pretty simple, take a big mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients except eno together and let it sit covered for up to an hour or so.
You will need appe mould. I have a mould which has seven cavities. When making appe use another small bowl and add batter required for seven(or whatever number of cavities your mould has) to it and sprinkle a teaspoon of eno over it and mix it vigorously, by adding eno the mixture will puff up a little. Start adding the mixture in each cavity and cover it with a lid.
After few minutes turn over the appe and let them cook on other side. Top side should be nice golden brown.
Remove when cooked from both sides(usually one mould takes about 5-7 minutes). Remove all the cooked appes and continue making more in same way for the remaining batter. Serve it hot with spicy chutney powder mixed with oil(I use MTR brand chutney podi)/coconut chutney/rasam.


  1. Delicious to watch hope yummy in taste gonna try it soon. I love it my first goal to make it soon as possible I love Indian Foods so much through out the collage days.


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