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Appe/Paniyaram/Paddu is a South Indian delicacy that can be prepared in different ways. Whenever I want to make quick breakfast this becomes my goto recipe. It is very easy and quick to prepare and taste delicious. On the top of it its healthy too.

Aunthentic recipe of Appe/Paddu/Paniyaram uses idli/dosa batter. You can use anything for a batter like rawa, oats, whole wheat, besan or any other multigrain flour. This time I am sharing the recipe with idli/dosa batter.

The best part of this dish is that you can add any vegetable you like or don’t like it will turn up tasty. So, its best to add healthy vegetables like lauki/bottle gourd/dudhi which kids usually don’t like but is very healthy. This time I have added onion, carrots and capsicum.

I love South Indian dishes a lot that I can have them daily. So, I usually prepare South Indian breaksfast like idli/dosa/upma/appe atleast once in a week. If you and your family too like South Indian you must try this recipe.

Preparation Time – 5-10 Mins
Cooking Time – 10 – 15 Mins

Ingredients –
• Idli/Dosa batter – 2 Cups
• Oil – 1 – 2 Tbsp
• Green chili finely chopped – 1 No (Optional)
• Onion Finely Chopped
• Capsicum Finely Chopped
• Carrot Finely Chopped
• Grated Ginger – 1 Tsp (Optional)
• Salt to taste
• Coriander finely chopped (Optional)
Note – Total vegetables 1 Cup in any ratio.

Method –
• Take two cups of Idli/Dosa batter in a bowl.
• Add finely chopped vegetables of your choice (onion, tomato, capsicum, coriander, green chili)
• Add salt. Mix well.
• In a greased (with oil) appe pan pour the mixture on a low medium flame.
• Cover and cook on a medium low flame for about 5-7 minutes, checking in between.
• Turn appe once done from one side.
• Add little oil. Cover and cook for next 5-7 minutes. Keep checking in between.
• Transfer to a serving plate when done.
• Serve hot with ketchup, chutney or dip of your choice.

Tips and Tricks –
• Keep the consistency of batter neither too thick nor too thin.
• After making vegetable make appe instantly, else vegetables might leave water making batter thin.
• If batter is not fermented nicely add little eno just before making.
• Keep checking in between the appe in center of the pan cooks after than others.

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23 Responses

  1. Thank u for the wonderful recipe. My son wants daily different tastes. So this is my next snack for him.

  2. Gayathri says:

    😍this looks utterly delicious and looks an easy make too! I am definitely bookmarking this page .. I am sure my munchkins will love it too 😊

  3. Another loved delicacy we usually make at home. Great list, i will check your other recipes 🙂 , i want to see if there is one for making veg Thai curry at home.

  4. Amrita says:

    I have an appe pan but rarely used it.This sounds like a recipe I could try.Veggies makes this super delicious

  5. Deepa says:

    I have tried them at a friends place but never made them. They are yummy and quick. thanks for the recipe.

  6. Firdaus says:

    This is one of the my favorite South Indian food. Love eating it always

  7. Anubhuti says:

    I wanted to know how much to pour on the pan everytime I read a recipe..thanks for sharing the video too

    • rinkel says:

      I hope you have found the answer to your question, through this video. Please do let me know in case any other questions. Would love to answer.

  8. Zainab says:

    I always seem to do mistake with the thcikeness of the batter! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

  9. This is a little funny but I wanted to share it. My mom had gifted me this pan once and I didn’t know how to use it. But now all thanks to your blog, now I am all ready to use it.

    • rinkel says:

      I am glad this recipe would help you, use the wonderful gift by your Mom. Will be sharing many more recipes to make in this pan. Stay Tuned:-)
      Hope you will enjoy them too.

  10. Sharvari says:

    Kuzhi pamiyaram are my all tims fave. I also make appe with veggies added makes it delicious and super healthu too

    • rinkel says:

      So true. Also do try with different multi grain flours. I am sure you will love the too. It also adds to the nutritional factor to the dish.

  11. Neha says:

    This is a superb idea to make tasty snacks, instead of regular idli

  12. Aesha Shah says:

    I just love aape and tried preparing it last week but it didn’t turn out too well. I think I will try this recipe now.

    • rinkel says:

      I hope this recipe will be helpful. If batter is not fermented properly add little eno just before preparing. Also do let me know how it came out.

  13. Neha Sharma says:

    Wow, these look yummy. I didn’t know of this south Indian dish but would love to give it a try for my son. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. Looks super yummy, I feel like grabbing one from an eatery close by looking at pics 😎

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