Masoor Dal Or Red Lentil Appe

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.

Beetroot appe

Semolina and lentil appe

Roasted gram or sattu appe

Semolina and flatten rice appe

Sprouts and oats appe

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.
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You can serve these in breakfast or as a snack with any sauce or chutney.
Click the names below to get some chutney recipes ūüĎá

Onion tomato chutney or dip

Peanut chutney or dip

Water chestnut or singhara chutney or dip

Recipe

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

Method

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 ūüėä

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Beetroot Appe 

Beetroot appe

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.

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I have already shared some more appe recipes

Semolina and flatten rice appe

Roasted gram or sattu appe  

Semolina and lentil appe  
Sprouts and oats appe

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.

Recipe 



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 Рhandful (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

Method 


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.

Roasted Gram/Sattu Appe

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I have already shared two appe recipes. A delicious and healthy south Indian snack.

This time mix match the taste of south and east. Appe made of Sattu or roasted gram.

The flour made of roasted gram or Sattu is most popular in Bihar. Sattu is a wonder food packed with nutrition and loads of health benefits.

It is good for diabetic and blood pressure patients, rich in protein and fiber. It’s cooling properties make it a perfect summer food.

And this wholesome meal is beneficial for all age groups.
Enjoy the appe with cool Sattu sharbat or drink.

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Recipe

Suji/semolina – 1 cup

Sattu/roasted gram flour   Р1/2 cup

Oats – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1 cup

Flax seed powder – 2 teaspoon

Ginger – 1 inch piece grated

Green chilli – 2-3 finely chopped

Coriander leaves – handful (chopped)

Salt to taste

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Chaat masala powder – 1 teaspoon

Rai/mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves  Рfew (roughly chopped )

Water – 1 cup or as required

Soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil Р1 teaspoon +  little for frying the appe

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Method

Take a bowl. Mix semolina/suji, roasted gram/sattu, oats, curd, green chilli, coriander leaves, ginger, cumin powder, chaat masala, flax seed powder and water. Mix well. Keep it aside.

Take a small pan and heat 1 teaspoon oil. Add mustard seeds/rai,  when splutter add curry leaves. Mix the tadka/tempering in the batter.

You may add 1 finely chopped onion too. Add soda mix well.

Now heat the appe pan and put little oil in the 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.

Cook the other side uncovered.
Your appe is ready. Serve with any chutney or sauce. Enjoy.
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Semolina And Flatten Rice Appe

 

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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 sprouts appe earlier.
Today sharing one more appe recipe with semolina, flatten rice/chivra/poha, oats and flax seed.

Its super soft and delicious.¬† I didn’t tempered it. But you can temper it if you like. For tempering heat oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and let it splutter, add few curry and a pinch of asafetida. Saute and add in the batter.
You can make it without tempering too.

A healthy and tasty breakfast. Very easy and quick to make. You don’t have to grind any ingredient.

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Recipe

Semolina/suji – 1 cup

Chivra or flatten rice/poha – 1 cup ( soaked for 10 minutes, drained and mashed with hand or spoon)

Oats – 1/2 cup

Flax seed powder  Р2 tablespoon

Curd – 1 cup

Salt to taste taste

Cumin powder  Р1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon optional

Chaat masala powder- 1 teaspoon, if you don’t have it then add 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder.

Green chilli  Р2-3 chopped

Coriander leaves – handful chopped

Grated ginger- 1 teaspoon

Onion – 1 chopped optional

Soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil  Рlittle to grease the mould

Water  Рas required

Method

In a bowl mix semolina, oats, flatten rice/poha, curd, flax seed powder, salt and spices. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.

Then add finely chopped onion  (optional), green chilli, coriander leaves and soda. Add enough water to get an idli batter like thick consistency.

Heat the appe pan on low medium flame and grease it with little oil. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould. Cover the pan.

Keep the flame low. Cook till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down to cook the other side. Cook uncovered.

Serve hot with any chutney or sauce. Enjoy the super soft delicious appe.