Appe is a South Indian snack made of mixed pulses and rice(they are soaked,grinded together and allowed to ferment ) cooked in Appe moulds (Appapatra). Rawa Appe is the variation of traditional appe as it is made of semolina and is instant to prepare.
Semolina/rawa/sooji 3 cups/500gms
Curd 2 cup
Onion 2 chopped
Tomatoes 2 chopped
Eno fruit salt (regular flavour) 1&1/2 tsp
Salt 2 tsp
Green chillies 2
Ginger 1 inch piece
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves 8-10
Coriander leaves (chopped)1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1 tablespoon
Water 1 and1/2 cup
Oil 3-4 tablespoon
In a large mixing bowl, add curd and water to semolina.Mix gently and keep aside.
Grind together green chillies ,ginger,curry leaves & cumin seeds.Add this to the semolina mixture.
Now add chopped onion ,tomato and coriander leaves.Add salt and mix well.
Allow this mixture to stand for an hour.Add more water if required (it should be similar to consistency of idli batter).
Add fruit salt to the mixture and mix gently.
Heat the Non stick Appapatra on medium flame.
Add 1/3rd teaspoon oil in each mould.When heated add mustard seeds (for tempering).
Now add a tablespoon of appe mixture in each mould.Cover the Appapatra with a lid & cook for 2-3 minutes(till it becomes golden brown)
Now with the help of a spoon/knife change the position of appe upside down.Cook for two minutes.
Remove and repeat the procedure for the remaining batter.
Serve hot with Coriander chutney,Tomato ketchup or groundnut chutney.
Ground nut chutney
1/2 cup curd
100 gms ground nut (roasted & grinded)
Roasted Cumin seeds powder
Green chilli 1
Sugar 1 tsp (optional)
Mustard seeds for tempering
Oil 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Blend groundnut powder and curd using a hand blender.Add chopped green chillies cumin powder,salt and sugar.Heat oil ,add mustard seeds and pour this tempering over the chutney mixture.