Monday, January 20, 2014

Sweet and sour rice appe recipe - Paniyaram recipe

appe or paniyaram in a serving plate
Sweet and sour appe or paniyaram recipe - Appe is a traditional South Indian snack basically prepared with rice. Though the rice is main ingredient the other ingredients used in this dish are depending on the taste and requirement of my family. However, making appe is easy if the batter is prepared properly. 

The entire process of making proper appe depends on the correct consistency of batter and the level of flame that used while cooking  it. If the batter is too watery , flipping appe becomes a difficult task.

Appe made with such batter require more time to cook and the bottom of the appe becomes dark brown in colour. It should be cooked on low flame. The batter should be slightly thicker than idli batter. Hot appe is usually served with ghee. 

Sweet and Sour Rice Appe Recipe - Paniyaram Recipe
Sweet and sour appe is ready to serve
Preparation time 25 minutes
Soaking time 5 hours
Cooking time 30 minutes
Yield - 30 small appe.

  • 2 cups raw rice
  • 1/2  tsp fenugreek seeds / methi seeds
  • 1/4 cup beaten rice/ poha
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup jaggery
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp yogurt / curd
  • ghee/oil (preferably ghee)
  • Salt to taste
Sweet and sour rice appe - step by step pictures

1.  Wash and soak the rice along with fenugreek seeds for about 5  hours.  Soak beaten rice for 5 minutes before grinding. 

2.  Drain the rice and mix it with beaten rice, coconut, jaggery and turmeric powder.  Mix well.  

3.  Put this rice mixture in the mixer and grind it to a thick smooth paste, using as little water as possible. 

4.  Transfer this batter to a large vessel and keep it overnight or for about 8 hours.  

5.  While making appe, add salt to the batter and mix well. Do not add water. 

6.  When the batter is properly fermented it rises to the top. So use wide and deep vessel. You can keep this batter in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
batter to make appe
7.  While making appe, heat a non stick appe griddle on medium low heat and pour 1/4 tsp   of ghee in the appe mould.
appe mould to make appe
 8.  Pour batter in the mould using a table spoon. Cover it with lid and cook on low flame. For better preparation covering  with  lid is  must.
 batter poured in the mould
9.  After a while ghee starts oozing out from the sides of the batter in mould. Keep covered till the batter rises to the top.
 cooking the appe
10.  When the upper part of the appe becomes slightly hard and the bottom part leaves the mould flip the appe using a spoon.

11.Further cook uncovered  for 2  minutes, and then remove from the mould with a spoon.
flip the appe
12.  If  you like slightly crispier appe, cook further couple of minutes or till the appe  becomes golden brown in colour.
cook til golden brown
13.  When done, remove the appe from the mould and serve hot with ghee.
Sweet and sour appe is ready to serve


  1. this is a new recipe for me and interesting,seems like bit similar to idly

  2. Very new to me, but looks very luscious appe.

  3. Complete delight for bth sweet n savory lovers...

  4. Nice and interesting recipe.You have a lovely space.



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