April 20, 2014

Rice appe or paniyaram recipe - how to make rice appe or paniyaram

Rice appe or paniyaram recipe - Hot appe with ghee is a very popular breakfast snack of Coastal Karnataka. This is a very delicious, inviting snack which is slightly addictive and keeps you full for a long time. This is very easy to make though it looks bit tedious. Once the consistency of the batter is made perfectly, the appe can be made very easily. This is a perfect breakfast or evening snack along with ghee. When it comes to snack , I would prefer to have them with one cup of hot coffee. I have already posted two other varieties of appe recipes such as sweet sour appe and rava pumpkin appe.

Rice appe or paniyaram in a serving plate
Rice appe or paniyaram recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 20 minutes
Soaking and fermentation time 10 - 12 hrs.
Cooking time 30 minutes
Makes 42 small appe or paniyaram

2 cups raw rice, soaked 3-4 hours
15 fenugreek seeds, soaked in rice
1 cup beaten rice / poha, soaked for 10 minutes before grinding
1 cup grated fresh coconut
¾  cup jaggery powder
Salt to taste
Ghee or oil

Rice appe or paniyaram recipe

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Transfer the batter to a large vessel. Keep it in warm place for 6-7 hours. 
  • While making appe, add salt and mix well.
batter to make rice appe or paniyaram

  • Then heat the Appe pan on medium flame and pour ¼ tsp of ghee or oil in each mould. 

heat th appe pan to make paniyaram

  • Using a table spoon, pour the batter in the mould, cook covered on medium flame, until appe turns slightly firm.

pour the bater in the mould to make appe

  • After a while ghee starts to oozes out and the surface of the appe becomes firm.

cooking appe

  • Then flip the appe with a spoon and cook uncovered on low flame until appe turns golden brown from bottom. 

flipping appe

  • When the bottom turns golden brown in colour, remove the appe from the mould.

cook till light brown

  • Serve the appe hot with ghee.

Rice appe or paniyaram ready to serve


  1. Lovely looking break fast

  2. Looks tasty and yummy breakfast!!


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