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.