Pulse Recipe : Appe

From Aparna’s Kitchen

Here  is another healthy recipe from my Mom’s recipe treasure box “Appe” (Maharashtrian name) Paddu(kannada name). I like Appe so very much that, as a kid, every year on my birthday, I would ask my mom to make Appe🙂
This dish is made from pulses. As we all know, Pulses (peas, beans and lentils) are highly nutritious. All pulses are high in protein and offer a good amount of fiber, when used with husks. Pulses are the best source of protein in Vegetarian diet. Occasionally, my Mom would make this recipe with sprouted beans which is considered to be very high source of iron. With less or no oil we can call Appe as a fat free recipe too. It could be a healthy & tasty morning/afternoon snacks for kids & making tasty snacks is a great way to get kids involved with eating nutritious food.  Try this nutritious & tasty recipe and it will surely bring a smile to your child’s face.

Appe 

Ingredients:
1cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
1 cup green moong dal (with husk)
1/2 cup urad dal
1/2 cup rice
1/4 cup toor dal
1/4 masoor dal
1/2 cup mix of moth or black eyed beans.
3,4 garlic cloves OR Onion if you like
1 green chilli
7,8 curry leaves
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 cup of any green veggie, like spinach, methi, coriander etc
chilli powder per taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste

How to proceed:

1.Soak the chana, moong, urad, masoor dal, rice, mixed beans in water for at least 4 hours.
2. Grind to a smooth paste with little water.
3. Add pinch of salt & mix well and keep it aside overnight.
4. Next day, add enough water if the batter is too thick.
5. Make a paste of garlic, green chili, curry leaves, ginger & any green veggie.
6. Add this paste and all the spices to the batter & mix well
8. Heat the Appe mold on a medium flame and grease it with  little oil.
9. Pour a spoonful of the batter into each mold.
10. Cook till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each Appe upside down to cook the other side.
11. Repeat the same procedure with the remaining batter.
12. Serve hot with chutney

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Chutney

Ingredients:
1 cup yogurt
1/2 cup Appe batter
2,3 gralic cloves
2 tsp grated coconut, dry/fresh
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Chilli powder
pinch of Asafoetida(hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp oil
2 dry red chillies
3,4 curry leaves
Chopped cilantro for garnishing

How to proceed:
1. Mix Appe batter and yogurt in a bowl
2. Add salt , coconut and mix well
4. Heat oil in a small pan & add mustard seeds and allow to splutter
6. Add red chillies, curry leaves and then garlic
7. Add asafoetida, turmeric powder & chilli powder if needed
8. Pour this seasoning on the top of the yogurt mixture
9. Mix well & garnish with cilantro

Enjoy!!!

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