20 November 2017

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Rice appe recipe - Akki appe - Tandula appe - Paniyaram

rice appe in a serving plate
Rice appe recipe - Appe or paniyaram is a rice based konkani dalicacy prepared by using a special mould due to which the appe takes the round shape. This rice appe has slightly sweet taste as jaggery is added and has coconut flavor. Basically rice, jaggery, rice flakes, coconut and fenugreek seeds or methi are added in this  appe. Rice appe is a popular breakfast snack and is usually served with ghee. 

This is very tasty, addictive and is very filling. It is flavorful and soft. In this dish addition of coconut enriches the taste. The batter needs to be fermented well to make a spongy soft appe. Once the batter is fermented, it can be stored in the refrigerator for further use. You can use this batter to make hot appe as and when required to serve your kids and other family members. 

Back to the memory lane, my mother used to make it at least once in a month and served us hot directly from the appe pan. When the fragrance of appe spreads in the kitchen mouth starts watering, and you may feel like to have it immediately. This is one of the best snacks to serve when guests or friends visit. 

This is very easy to make though it looks bit tedious. Once a batter of perfect consistency is prepared, making appe is very easy. Non-stick appe pans are readily available in the market and the same can be used for preparing appes. Note that always grease the mould with ghee instead of oil to increase the taste of the dish.

Rice appe recipe - Akki appe - Tandula appe - Paniyaram 
Rice appe image
Prep time: 20 mins + soaking and fermentation time
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time :
Recipe type : Breakfast
Cuisine : Karnataka
Yield : 42 small sized appe
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw rice, soaked 3-4 hours
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, soaked (optional)
  • 1 cup beaten rice / poha, soaked
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • ¾  cup jaggery powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee or oil as required
Method
  1. Soak the rice for 3-4 hours along with fenugreek seeds.
  2. Soak the beaten rice or poha for 5 minutes before you grind the appe batter and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing vessel, combine together the soaked rice, coconut and soaked beaten rice. Put them in a mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste with ½ cup of water. 
  4. Once the batter is smooth, add the jaggery and grind it on high speed. Grind them in two batches to make the idli batter consistency paste.
  5. Transfer the batter to a large vessel. Keep it in warm place for 6-7 hours. 
  6. While making appe, add salt to the batter and mix well.
  7. Heat the Appe pan on medium flame and pour ¼ tsp of ghee or oil in each mould.
  8. Using a table spoon, pour the batter in the mould, cook covered on medium flame, until appe turns slightly firm.
  9. After a while ghee starts to oozes out. Cook till the surface of the appe becomes firm and base turns golden in colour.
  10. Then flip the appe with a spoon and cook uncovered on low flame until they turn golden in colour from bottom. 
  11. When the bottom turns golden in colour, remove the appe from the mould.
  12. Serve the appe hot with ghee.
Rice appe - step by step pictures

1.  In a large mixing vessel, combine together  the rice and other ingredients except jaggery. Put them in a mixer jar and grind to a smooth paste with ½ cup water.

2.  Once the batter is smooth, add the jaggery and grind it on high speed. Grind them in two batches  to make the idli batter consistency paste.

3.  Transfer the batter to a large vessel. Keep it in warm place for 6-7 hours.
While making appe, add salt and mix well.
appe batter
4.  Then heat the appe pan on medium flame and pour ¼ tsp of ghee or oil in each mould.
appe mould with ghee
5.  Using a table spoon, pour the batter in the mould, cook covered on medium flame, until appe turns slightly firm.
pour batter in the mould
6.  After a while ghee starts to oozes out and the surface of the appe becomes firm.
cook till the surface is firm
7.  Then flip the appe with a spoon and cook uncovered on low flame until they turn golden in colour from the bottom.
flip the appe
8.  When the bottom turns golden in colour, remove the appe from the mould.
coo till the base is golden brown
9.  Serve the appe hot with ghee.
rice appe is ready to serve

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