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Veg Appe

Sujata Hande-Parab
15 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Appe or Kuzhi paniyarum(Tamil) or Paddu(Kannada) is an Indian dish made by steaming batter using a mould. Idli or dosa batter is used for making appe. It can be prepared instantly using baking soda or fruit salt and in sweet and savory versions.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Pan fry
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Idli batter – 1 cup
  2. onion – ½ finely chopped.
  3. Green chilli – 1 finely chopped or sliced.
  4. Grated ginger – ½ tsp
  5. coriander leaves – 1 tbsp. finely chopped
  6. Grated or finely shredded carrots – ¼ cup
  7. Parboiled peas – ¼ cup
  8. salt to taste
  9. oil – 2-3 tbsp for greasing appe mould.
  10. For serving –tomato chutney


  1. In a deep large bowl mix together idli batter, onion, green chillies, grated ginger, coriander leaves, grated carrot, parboiled peas, salt. Do not over mix.
  2. In a appe pan drizzle some oil. Spread all over with silicone brush or spatula.
  3. Pour a tbsp. batter in each mould.
  4. Cover and cook it for 1 minute. Remove lid and turn appe upside down using wooden fork or toothpick.
  5. Cook them from other side as well.
  6. Repeat the process with remaining batter.
  7. Serve with spicy tomato chutney.

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