Masoor dal or red lentil appe.
Appe or kuzhi paniyaram is a south Indian dish 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.
I have shared different types of appe recipes here. Click on the name to get recipes.
Today I am sharing an easy and delicious appe recipe with masoor dal or red lentil.
Lentils are a powerhouse of nutrition. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fiber, lean protein, folic acid and iron.
A single cup of cooked lentils contains 16 grams of dietary fiber. It contains some soluble fiber, but is an outstanding source of insoluble fiber. According to The Cancer Project, a diet that includes plenty of insoluble fiber can regulate bowel movements, promote digestive system health and may significantly decrease the risk of colon, breast, throat and esophageal cancer. Fiber-rich foods like lentils may also help prevent stroke, heart disease, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and hypertension.
You can serve these in breakfast or as a snack with any sauce or chutney.
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Masoor dal or red lentil – 1 cup
Suji or semolina – 1/2 cup
Rice flour – 1/2 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Green chilli – 2 – 3, chopped
Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
Chaat masala powder – 1 teaspoon
Lemon – 1/2
Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil as require
Soak the masoor dal or red lentil in sufficient water for 2 hours.
Grind the soaked lentils with ginger and green chilli. You can add 2 – 3 garlic cloves if you like. I didn’t.
Take out the lentil paste in a large bowl. Add suji or semolina, rice flour, chopped onion chopped coriander leaves or cilantro, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, salt and curd. Mix well and add as require to make semi thick batter.
Make a lump free batter. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Now add lemon juice and soda. Give a good stir. You can add little more water if require.
Heat the appe pan and grease it with little oil. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould. Cover the pan with lid and cook on low flame till it becomes golden brown.
Now turn the appe upside down. Cook uncovered till becomes light brown.
Its ready. Serve with any chutney or sauce.
Happy cooking 😊
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