Instant Rava Appe

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Nov. 19, 2018

A quick and easy batter of semolina and curds fortified with colourful and crunchy veggies, yields mouth-watering appe thatll appeal to young and old alike.
The Instant Rava Appe is a scrumptious South Indian snack, which can be enjoyed with breakfast or at tea-time.
It is super simple to make as there is no grinding or fermentation required. You can just make it on a whim any time you wish. You can add any other vegetables also to this appe as per your liking. Serve it with coconut chutney.


Semolina 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (rava / sooji)
Curd 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (dahi)
Grated carrot 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped capsicum 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon (dhania)
Green chilli paste 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 6 Teaspoon (2 tsp for Tempering and 4 tsp for greasing and cooking)
Mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon (rai / sarson)
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon (hing)
Curry leaves 8 (kadipatta)
Coconut chutney 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for serving)



1. Combine the semolina and curds with approx. 5 tbsp of water and mix well using a whisk.

2. Add the carrot, capsicum, onions, coriander, green chilli paste and salt and mix well. Keep aside.

3. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

4. Add the tempering to the semolina-curd mixture and mix well.

5. Heat the appe mould on a medium flame and grease it using ½ tsp of oil.

6. Pour 1 tbsp of the batter into each mould.

7. Cook using ½ tsp of oil till the lower surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down using a fork so as to cook them from the other side as well.

8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 to make 21 more appes in 3 more batches.


9. Serve immediately with coconut chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 5