Appe or kuzhi paniyaram is a popular breakfast dish from South India, made of steaming batter.
Traditionally made from pulses and 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.
An ideal appetizer for health watchers and kiddos.
This appe is made of beetroot. Which is low in fat. Full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants. And it contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre. Not only that beetroot nutrition can also make your skin glow.
I have added flax seed powder in it. Flaxseeds have so many health benefits. Flax seeds or linseeds are rich source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids, good fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. It also have micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamin B1.
It could help you improve digestion, reduce sugar cravings, fight cancer, lower cholesterol, promote weight loss, balance hormones and give you clear skin.
Now here is some more health benefits of beetroot.
Beetroot can reduce stroke, heart attack and blood pressure. Its best antioxidant, skeletal health provider so makes the bones stronger, controls the cholesterol, boost immune system and can produce new blood cells, very good energy provider, controls blood sugar, low calorie so helps in weight loss.
Diseases like colon cancer and liver cancer can be prevented if beetroot is consumed regularly.
It detoxify the blood, reduces early signs of aging and provides healthier skin by cleaning the blood. And its good for hair too. Its helps in maintaining the thickness of hair and gives them a healthy shine.
I have already shared some more appe recipes
This post is going to be a part of 75th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme #bite-sized food. My contribution is this super healthy and delicious beetroot appe with Semolina/suji, flax seed powder, rice flour, oats and spices.
Semolina- 1/2 cup
Oats powder- 1/2 cup
Rice flour- 1/2 cup
Flax seed powder- 2 tablespoon
Beetroot- 1 ( grated)
Green chilli- 2-3 ( finely chopped)
Green coriander leaves – handful (finely chopped)
Curd – 1 cup
Ginger- 1″ piece ( grated or paste)
Lemon – 1/2
Cumin powder- 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Chat masala powder- 1 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Baking soda- 1/2 teaspoon
Onion- 1 chopped ( optional)
Curry leaves- few chopped
Mustard seeds ( rai) -1/2 tsp
Oil for cooking
Frozen peas – as require
Water as require
In a bowl mix semolina, oats powder, flax seed powder, rice powder, curd, salt, spices, green chilli, coriander leaves, grated beetroot, ginger, chopped onion and lemon juice. I didn’t use onion. Add enough water to get an idli batter consistency.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Mix it into the batter. Mix well. Keep aside for half an hour.
Add baking soda in the batter. Give a good stir.
Heat the appe pan and put little oil in the holes. Drop 4 – 5 frozen peas in each holes. Pour a spoonful of batter in each mould, cover the pan and cook on low medium flame.
Cook till the outer surface becomes light brown and then turn appe upside down to cook the other side uncovered.
Serve hot with any chutney or sauce. Enjoy the spicy yummy appe in breakfast or as a snack.