Have you seen any Indian who has never tried a south indian dish...:) ? Nah, it's not possible. I love south Indian dishes. Today I wanted to try "Appe". These are small balls made from rice and urad daal (soaking them overnight). But I learned an instant recipe from my mother and this works out very well. Appe requires a special kind of skillet. You can have a look or buy them here. I got one from India which is a US version and has a flat bottom to work on our coils. You can eat this with tomato ketchup or coconut chutney.
Ingredients: Makes ~40 Appe
3/4 cup Sooji (semolina)
1/2 cup Idli rava (optional)
1/2 cup Rice flour (This gives little crispyness to them)
3/4 cup chopped Onion
1 cup Yogurt (curd)
3 tsp Green chili paste (or as per taste)
Salt as per taste
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp chopped fresh Coriander
2 tsp crushed dry Curry leaves
3 tsp cumin seeds (optional)
Oil to make Appe
1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except for the oil. Adjust the chili and salt as per taste.
2. Heat the Appe skillet and add 1 tsp oil to each of it's groove.
Enjoy Appe with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.
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1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
Method 1 (Oven):
2. Mix all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and sieve with a fine mesh sieve for 2-3 times so that all the little lumps are removed.
3. In a separate bowl mix yogurt and sugar and beat until it's well blended. Then add softened butter to it and blend again until creamy. (This will take 5-7 minutes).
4. Now add the dry mixture, mixing until smooth. Add the milk and mix slowly until well blended. Make sure all the lumps , if present , get removed while blending.
5. Turn this batter into the prepared pan, let it settle for few seconds and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes before inverting it.
Method 2 (Pressure Cooker):
1. Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for 2 minutes.
2. Use a ring or something which will lift the baking pan and will avoid baking pan's direct contact with the cooker's base. (If it comes in direct contact it may harm the cake).
3. Prepare the batter the same way as explained in method 1 and pour it into prepared baking pan.
6. Now lower the flame and let it cook for 25-30 minute. Check once in between that water is not formed on the inner surface of the lid. If it is present just wipe it with a cloth.
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2. Soak the bread slice in little water, squeeze them in between the hands and add to the potato smash.
2. Heat oil in a skillet and add clove and bay leaf. When they start to sizzle add all the seasoning ingredients.
3. Immediately add chopped onion and fry till they turn trasparent. Now add chopped tomato and green chili and saute a little.
4. Add garam masala, chai masala and salt as per taste. Add boiled peas, put some water and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
Grind all the ingredients in a mixy. Add water as required. This chutney is bit watery but not as watery as Imli ki chutney.
How to serve:
In a bowl put 2-3 patties. Put some ragada on top of it, then put green chutney, imli ki chutney and sev in sequence.
Garnish with chopped onion and coriander.
Ingredients:1 cup fresh Imlis (Tamarind)
2-3 Khajoors (Dates)
Jaggery for sweetness, so add accordingly
Red chili powder, Dhaniyajeera powder, Salt, Sugar as per taste
Method:1. Wash all the imlis and dates, add enough water and boil them.
2. After boiling let the mixture cool down a little and then grind it into a grinder.
3. Now with the help of a thin sieve of any kind; sieve this mixture so that all the tamarind and date waste gets removed.
4. Now add jaggery red chili powder, dhaniyajeera powder, salt and sugar and boil again for 2-3 minutes.
Add water if required.