August 13, 2013

Dudde appe recipe - Kumbalkayi appe - How to make pumpkin paniyaram

dudde appe in a serving bowl
Dudde appe recipe - A South Indian appe is a fabulous breakfast snack liked by all. Rava pumpkin appe is nothing but a batter made with semolina and pumpkin cooked in appe mould. It is equally tasty like akki appe made with rice batter. This is a very healthy, delicious and quick to make dish with very few ingredients. So, next time when you go to buy vegetables, please buy one small piece of pumpkin and for a variation try this healthy dish. Note that while preparing appe, do not touch the base and the surface of the appe, till they become firm. If you do not have appe pan, you can also prepare idli using the same batter.

Preparation time - 20 minutes
Cooking time - 30 minutes
Yield - 20 appe

  • 3-4 pumpkin pieces (or 1 cup steamed pumpkin puree)
  • 1 cup rava / semolina, roasted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp curd
  • 4 tbsp jaggery or sugar (adjust accordingly)
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee/oil as required


1.  Wash the pumpkins and peel them . Cook them in a steamer till they become soft.  (you can also cook the pumpkin in a pressure cooker) 

2.  Cut the steamed pumpkins and grind them to a smooth paste or puree.
pumpkin paste to make appe

3.  Mix the roasted semolina and other ingredients except ghee/oil in a large bowl and make a thick batter, without adding any water and set aside for 10 minutes. 

4.  After 10 minutes, add the pumpkin paste and mix well. Don't use water.
rava and other ingredients added

5.  Then heat the appe pan and pour 1/4 tsp of ghee/oil in each mould.  Pour the batter in the mould using a table spoon. 
heat the moulld and pour batter

6.  Cover with lid and cook it on a medium flame till the bottom of the appe become firm. 

7.  It may take 3-4 minutes. When the appe becomes slightly firm, flip it using a spoon. 

8.  Once it is flipped, reduce the flame to lower and cook for 3 minutes or the other side of the appe becomes golden colour.
cook the appe

9.  When done, serve the dudde appe hot with ghee. 

serve the appe hot


  1. Thanks Beena for your quick comment.

  2. Yummy looking the addition pumpkin puree to it

  3. OMG!! Appe looks droolworthy and super-tasty Vidya :-)

  4. healthy recipe vidya. will try this.

  5. Very healthy and delicious Vidya...

  6. Thanks Nilu, Sushmita, Sabeena and Priya.

  7. Sabeena, Try it and let me know how it tastes.

  8. looks awesome..can't wait to try now
    Tasty Appetite

  9. Healthy and delicious looking Appes.
    Never tried it this way. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Very delicious and filling recipe.

    today's post:

  11. Thanks Jay, Shobha, Sapana and Sanoli.

  12. COlour of the appe is just incredible, wat a bright yellow colour, catchy.

  13. looks very yummy and wonderful recipe :)

  14. Thanks all for your lovely comments.

  15. looks delicious and healthy.


Thank you for visitng Akshaypatre. If you like my posts you can follow me on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter. You can like Akshaypatre Recipes page on Facebook. You can also subscribe via email to get latest recipes free. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome.