Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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

appe in a serving plate
Mix dal appe recipe with step by step photos - This mix dals appe is a protein packed tea time snack, prepared using extremely healthy ingredients like bengal gram dal, green gram dal, black gram dal 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.

Dishes prepared with lentils are staple food in India. lentils are the perfect legume which provides protein, carbohydrate, iron, magnesium, potassium and fibers. I always look forward to cook and serve nutritious snack that are easy to cook with easily available ingredients in the kitchen.

This is a hassle free dish which can be prepared very easily. Dal appe tastes great when served hot with chutney and is a breakfast or teatime snack. This can also be packed in the snack box for kids. The batter can be prepared well in advance and kept in the refrigerator to be used as and when required.

Mix Dal Appe Recipe - Mix Lentils Appe Recipe
serve appe with chutney
Preparation time : 20 minutes
Soaking time : 3 - 4 hours
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Yield - 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 - step by step pitures

1.  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
  2.  Drain the water and transfer the small quantity of  dals to a mixer jar.
drain the dal
3.  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
4.  Mix  till all the ingredients combine well.
mix to combine
5.  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
6.  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
7.  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
8.  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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