Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Mouth watering south Indian delicacy is my favourite. Original recipe is made with just rice and urad dal. However, this recipe came from my mom and contains chana dal too. Addition of spices is totally optional and up to you..

1/2 cup urad dal
1/2 cup chana dal
1 cup rice
1/2 tea spoon fenugreek seeds
salt to taste
1 green chili, finely chopped
1 tb spoon minced ginger
2 tb spoons chopped cilantro

Soak together both the dals, rice and fenugreek seeds overnight or at least for 8 hours in 4 cups water. After 8 hours, remove excess water and grind everything in batches to get pourable batter. Keep the batter in a warm place to ferment for another 8 hours. Batter will be double in size.
      Just before making appe, add chili,ginger,cilantro and season with salt. Stir to combine well. You will need 'appe patra' to make these. Heat appe patra with a drop of oil in each hole. Add fermented batter until it reaches half of the sides of the hole. Cover and cook on medium heat. Once cooked, flip appe to get an even golden brown color on both sides.
     Serve with chutney and sambar!

Add chopped onion in batter just before making appe to make it even more tasty!


  1. This looks fabulous with that sambar and chutney alongside. I will try, but I think it will be better if you invite me over. :)