Friday, March 27, 2015

Rice Appe with Chutney

 This is one of the best recipes as it comes from my mom she is the one who taught me to do this ...comes out perfect and its my family favourite ....as my sons and hubby has given the name Crispy Appes :D I don't have a wet grinder so i do it in my food processor if you dont have food processor tht is fine even mixer grinder works fine here :) 

Ingredients 

3/4 cup Urad dal ( soak separately overnight )

1 heaped cup of Rice ( you can use Sona Masoori or Basmati rice ) (soak separately overnight)

salt to taste

2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)

1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies ( I skip it cause my kids don't like it spicy )

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate soda /cooking soda

1/4 tsp hing powder Or fresh Hing water ( I use hing water i.e water from prepared from fresh hing)

Method


  1. Soak Urad dal and rice in separate bowl immersed in water and soak it overnight  ( its important as i don't use wet grinder soaking well is the key here to get the batter very fluffy 
  2. Next morning  grind urad dal add little water and make a semi thick batter it must resemble semi thick pakoda batter .
  3. Now grind rice separately adding water the consistency should be like when you touch it should resemble one grain consistency.
  4. Now mix in both the batter Urad dal batter and rice batter mix well and add salt, chopped coriander leaves, green chillies (opt), Hing and mix well now at this point when you mix your batter must resemble the one of dosa batter semi thick one .Now add in cooking soda and give a proper mix.
  5. This is most important that before you use your appe pan take a clean tissue /kitchen towel  dip it in oil and grease the moulds really well then switch on the gas and put little oil in each holes of the appe pan and pour the batter so much that it fills the holes of appe pan fully.
  6. Now cover and cook on low flame take a spoon and try to flip when you can see it cooked a bit on the top and cook on both side till golden. Note it will be very crispy if you lower the flame and take it.
  7. Serve with Chutney /sambar of your choice.
  8. NOTE : I do it in food pro grind the Urad batter it acts the same as wet grinder to some extent ...but there are days when i have ground in mixer jar and it has still worked on fine for me ...but only thing is grind urad batter till nice nice and fluffy when you feel it must be silky smooth . You can skip green chillies here as my sons feel it spicy so i skip it . Greasing of Appe pan before use is very important as it comes out v nice and crisp on all sides .

Here goes the recipe of chutney which goes well with this :)  

Chutney recipe 

1 cup coconut

2 green chillies

2-3 leaves of mint 

3 tbsp daria dal 

salt ts taste

small piece of ginger

For tadka 

1 tsp oil

1 tsp mustardseeds

few curry leaves

Method 

  1. Grind Coconut, Green chillies, daria dal, mint leaves, ginger add water and grind this in mixer grinder to a fine paste. Add salt to taste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds when it starts popping add this to the chutney and stir.
  3. Please don't use more then 2-3 mint leaves and it will overpower the chutney :)