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Instant Rava Appe Recipe (Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs)

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Instant Rava Appe (Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs)

Instant Rava Appe (Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs)

Rava or sooji appe are delightful breakfast pancake puffs that are quick and easy to make. They are prepared with semolina batter in an appe pan, which is quite similar to an aebleskiver pan. You can use rice or lentil batter, as well, to make other varieties of appe.

Try these appe and share your feedback in the comments section below.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

30 min

45 min

27-28 appe

Ingredients

For the batter:

  • 1 cup rava (sooji or semolina), fine variety
  • 1/2 cup dahi (yoghurt)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped shimla mirch (bell pepper)
  • 1 small gajar (carrot), chopped small
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped hara dhania (cilantro)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup (or as needed) water to make thick batter

For the appe:

  • Vegetable oil, as needed

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add all of the batter ingredients and mix well. Add the water and make a thick batter. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes; then check to see if more water is needed to thin it to the desired consistency.
  2. Keep the appe pan on medium heat and pour a few drops of oil in each cavity.
  3. Reduce the heat to low-medium, pour the batter in each cavity, and cover with a lid. Cook for 2-3 minutes, remove the lid, add a few drops of oil on each appe, and then turn them over. Cook for about 2 minutes and remove.
  4. Serve the appe with green chutney/mint chutney and tomato sauce.

Instant Rava Appe Recipe (Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 08, 2020:

This dish is quite flavorful with all the spices used. Thank you, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 07, 2020:

I was introduced to eating Aebleskivers in Minnesota by a Swedish friend of the family years ago. Your ingredients are quite different from what I tasted, but it would be fun to try Hers was more bland and similar to rounded puffed pancakes.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2020:

Thank you, Bill. You have a great weekend and stay safe.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2020:

Indian recipes are so diverse that not many outside of India know about many of them. Thanks for stopping by, Flourish.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 06, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating the recipes, Louise. Thank you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 06, 2020:

Pancakes sound delicious and worth a try. I like unique recipes and this is no exception.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 05, 2020:

I think this looks like another very good dish. Thanks, Rajan.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 05, 2020:

Well, they look good. I'd be willing to give them a try. :) Take care, my friend, and stay safe.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 05, 2020:

Thank you for sharing your recipe. I’ve never heard of these breakfast treats.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 05, 2020:

I always enjoy reading your recipe's, Rajan. They always make me so hungry!