Instant Sooji and Oats Appe recipe with beetroot and healthy Oats for breakfast or snack time
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Appe or Appam are bite sized dumplings, made in Appe Pan or Ebelskiver Pan. These are non-fried low in oil and healthy snacks that can be made sweet or savory. Today, I am going to share the savory version.
Making Traditionally appe need a bit of pre-preparation(fermented batter of lentil and rice) or leftover Idli/Dosa Batter. But these Instant Appe can be made without any soaking, grinding and fermentation. It takes not more than 30 mins. to make these delicious bites.
Semolina(Cream of Wheat) is a very commonly used and easily available ingredient in most of the Indian households. In North India it is known as Sooji and is used for making the popular Sooji Ka Halwa and other variety of sweet and savory snacks like Mathri, Namkpare, Sooji Toast. It si also added to Kachori and Mathri dough to make it more crispy and crunchy.In Southern and western India,it is mainly referred as Rava and is used widely in making Pongal(Rava Pongal) varieties, Upma, Rava Lodoo, Instant Idli and many more other dishes.
I use Sooji in my cooking a lot of times. I add it in kachori dough(Matar ki Kachori), pizza dough(Whole Wheat Pizza ), cakes( Light Fruitcake), Cookies(Nan Khatai) , snacks like Cheesy Sooji Bites or this Yeast Free bread. Instant Idli with any soaking,grinding or fermentation can be made with Rava and yogurt mixture.
Rava Raga is this Monday's Theme in our foodie Monday Bloghop group. Suggested by Aruna, who blogs at Vasu's Veg. Kitchen. Checkout her Eggless Basbousa cake or this Rava Pizza, no Maida(All purpose flour) Pizza from her blog.
So do make use of this versatile ingredient to make so many yummy dishes. Sooji/Semolina or Cream of Wheat is available at your local Indian Grocery stores in other countries.
Ingredients for Instant Sooji and Oats Appe
For Instant Appe we use Semolina and Yogurt/Curd along with fruit salt that acts as the leavening agent and makes the appe soft, light and fluffy. One can add any kind of veggies to appe batter(grated/pureed/very finely chopped). These add on the taste, crunch and nutrition of the dish.
Many times I also add healthy flours like Oats Flour or Daliya (Broken Wheat) flour to along with Sooji to make these delicious healthy bites. I have added oats flour here.
I also sometimes add Carrot and Beetroot Puree or even spinach puree, which not only enhances the color but also adds on fiber and nutrition.Here in the recipe added beetroot puree that I freeze to knead in breads and parathas.
Instead of purees you can grate and add these veggies. Other veggies that can be added in appe are peas, corn, finely chopped beans, cabbage.
For no onion garlic version, skip onions from the recipe.
We can make Appe very quickly and easily. All we need is to prepare the tempering.Then mix it with Rava/Sooji and other grated veggies/puree.
Transfer batter to lightly oiled appe pan and cook for a couple of seconds turning in between.
These taste best when hot and fresh. Serve with any chutney or even ketchup. I love these with Roasted Red Bell Pepper, Tomato and Garlic Chutney or Coconut chutney.
These are ideal for quick breakfast, serve at parties or get together as snacks or starters with some spicy chutney. You can also pack in kid's lunch box for healthy snack option.
Recipe Card for Instant Sooji and Oats Appe
Instant Sooji and Oats Appe
- Appe Pan/Ebelskiver Pan
- ¾ Cup Semolina/Sooji/Rava
- ¼ Cup Rolled Oats
- ¾ Cup Plain Yogurt/Curd
- ¼ Cup Beetroot Puree
- ¼ Cup Finely Chopped Onions
- 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
- Small Ginger Piece
- 1-2 Green Chillies(Finely Chopped)
- 4-5 Curry Leaves
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds/Rai
- ¼ tsp Baking Soda/Fruit Salt(Eno)
- Red Chili Powder as required
- Salt to taste
- ½ Cup Water
- 2 tsp Oil
- Finely chop ginger, green chilies. Roughly tore curry leaves.
- In a pan take sooji, daliya/oats flour,onions,chopped coriander leaves. Add yogurt beetroot puree, salt and mix well. Keep it aside for about 10 mins.
- After 10 mins batter will be thick. Add water to adjust the consistency of batter.
- Meanwhile prepare the tempering.
- In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds, curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds
- Transfer the tadka / tempering to sooji and yogurt mixture and mix well.
- Add baking soda finally before transferring batter to the appe pan.
- Heat appe pan on low flame, transfer batter. Cover and Cook Appe from all the sides, turning in between.
- Serve hot with chutney of your choice.
Do try these delicious and Instant Appe. These stay soft after cooling down, so it is also good option for lunchboxes. Mainly served as breakfast you can serve these at your Tea parties with other snack items.
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