November 26, 2013

Mix dal appe recipe - how to make appe with dals - Healthy breakfast Recipes

Mix dal appe recipe - This mix dals appe is a protein packed tea time snack, prepared using extremely healthy ingredients like split bengal gram,  split green gram, split black gram and toor dal. This appe has an inviting aroma and it has an excellent texture and is crunchy from outside and soft from inside. It takes the shape and size of the mould used. 

appe in a serving plate
Mix dal appe recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 20
Soaking time 3 - 4 hours
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 2

1/4  cup split bengal gram / chana dal
1/4 cup split green gram/ moong dal
1 tbsp split black gram / urad dal
1 tbsp toor dal
2 heaped tbsp yogurt
1 ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera, crushed
1/4" ginger, grated
10-12 curry leaves, chopped
2  green chilli, chopped
1 tsp chily powder
½ cup chopped cilantro
Salt to taste
Oil as required

Mix dal appe recipe
Mix the dals together and wash them thoroughly. Add 3 glasses of water and soak for three hours.
soaked dals to make mix dal appe recipe
Drain the water and transfer the small quantity of  dals to a mixer jar.
drain the dal

Grind them to a coarse paste, without adding any water. Sprinkle some water if required. Grind them in  small batches. Transfer the paste to a large bowl.  Add  green chilli, curry leaves, ginger, jeera and chilli powder. Mix well and add chopped coriander leaves, yogurt and salt.  
add other ingredients

Mix  till all the ingredients combine well.
mix to combine

Now heat appe mould on a medium heat and pour little ghee or oil in it. Pour the batter in the mould using a table spoon. 
grease the mould and pour the batter

Reduce the heat  to low and cover it with lid. After 2-3 minutes the outer part of the appe becomes slightly hard. 
cook the appe

At this stage,with the help of a spoon, turn the appe upside down and shallow fry them till they become golden colour from all sides. 
flip and cook the appe

Serve mix dal appe hot with choice of your chutney.
serve appe with chutney


  1. Nice recipe. But would they turn out well without soda? Or fermentation is required?

  2. I too have the same doubt as Apeksha. Is not fermentation necessary??

  3. Apeksha and Chitvish, fermentation is not necessary and I haven't added soda in the batter. This appe goes well with all varieties of chutney and even tomato ketchup.

  4. Wow, one more recipe with pulses. I am going to prepare it every alternate day coz my kids are really fussy and don't like pulses. Really thanks.
    Could you please let me know if I can refrigerate the batter or dal mixture for longer time? This will save some time.
    Thanks again

    1. You're welcome. You can refrigerate the batter for 3 - 4 days to use as and when required.


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