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Instant Rava Appam Recipe | How to Make Rava Appe

Vama Dattani | Friday, October 09, 2015 | |
Rava Appam
A shallow fried bite sized snack recipe for kids lunch box 

What happens when you have a South Indian neighbor. You get to eat lots of South Indian dishes like curd rice, idli, dosa, sammbhar etc. Appam was one such recipe I learnt from my friend.

This pan was gifted by her to me. Its not just an appam pan but it's a magical pan. I make aloo vada, sabudana vada and other deep fried dishes in this pan.

Rava Appam
Semolina/suji/rava does wonders when you want to prepare a quick and instant snack. With the help of this single ingredient many dishes are prepared like rava dosa, rava uttapam, rava dhokla etc. It is also a very healthy option and you can prepare rava dishes in no time.

These instant suji appams come to my rescue when my fussy child refuses to eat anything, especially green vegetables. I even add some veggies like capsicum, carrots and beatroot to my appam.

Benefits of Rava
  1. Rava is a great energy source.
  2. It also helps to lose weight.
  3. Rava is very light in digestion so you can feed them during their bad health like fever or upset stomach.


Appe, Appam or Paniyaram are small golden balls prepared from rice & urid dal batter. However for my kid I wanted a quick and instant option so learnt from my friend Preetha. Thanx a lot to her, these appams are made weekly once in my kitchen for breakfast without any hazel.


Tips for making appam
  1. Soak rava minimum for 15 minutes
  2. You can add grated vegetables like carrot. capsicum, beetroot etc
  3. I made this for my 2 year old son so did not add any green chillies but you can add to give a nice spicy taste.
  4. To get a nice texture to the appam make sure the skillet is hot enough.
  5. You can easily flip the appam, if you want you can add a drop of oil to flip.
  6. The batter should not be too watery or too thick it has to be thinner than idli batter and thicker than dosa batter.
  7. Always cook the appam on low flame to get a nice crunchy and crispy outer crust.
Please also check my other other Snack Recipes below

So lets proceed step by step for making rava appam


Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Allow them splutter.  Then add urid dal and cook till it turns brown in color

Now add finely chopped onions and sprinkle some salt

Cook till the onions are translucent

Take rava in a bowl and add some curd or butter milk

If you have added curd then add some water and make it a batter form

Now add the onion mixture we prepared and mix 

Add some fruit salt(eno) & stir well. Keep it aside for 15 minutes

Heat the appam skillet and add a drop of oil in each of it's grooves 

When the oil is hot enough add a spoon full of rava mixture we prepared in each appe grooves

Cover the pan with any plate or lid and cook for 2-3 minutes

Flip the appam with help of spoon and cook for another 2 minutes

Instant rava appam/appe/paniyaram are ready. Serve them hot with peanut & coriander chutney.

Rava Appam

Recipe of Instant Rava Appam

Rava Appam Perfect recipe for kids lunch box or snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rava/suji/semolina
  • 1 Onion
  • 3-4 tablespoon curd or 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon oil+ oil for pan
  • 1/4th tablespoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4th tablespoon Urid dal
  • 4-5 Curry Leaves
  • Fruit Salt(Eno)
  • Salt to Taste

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Allow them splutter.  Then add urid dal and cook till it turns brown in color
  2. Now add finely chopped onions and sprinkle some salt
  3. Cook till the onions are translucent
  4. Take rava in a bowl and add some curd or butter milk
  5. If you have added curd then add some water and make it a batter form
  6. Now add the onion mixture we prepared and mix
  7. Add some fruit salt(eno) & stir well. Keep it aside for 15 minutes
  8. Heat the appam skillet and add a drop of oil in each of it's grooves
  9. Now add a spoon full of rava mixture we prepared in each groove
  10. Cover the pan with any plate and cook for 5 minutes
  11. Flip the appam with help of spoon and cook for another 2 minutes
  12. Instant rava appam/appe/paniyaram are ready. Serve them hot with peanut & coriander chutney.

To make the appam more attractive I serve it to my kids in skewers. He loves holding the skewers and taking a bite at a time. 

If you are looking for other snack recipes check Biscuit Canapes, Burnt Chana Salad, Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

26 comments:

  1. Wow! very nice. It is easy to cook. I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wow! Vama! Wonderful recipe and explained in a very friendly way. I tried tasted & added in snack menu for my kids.

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  3. Wow! Vama! Wonderful recipe and explained in a very friendly way. I tried tasted & added in snack menu for my kids.

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  4. Tried this recipe ... was very easy and quick to make .. My 5 yr old loved it
    Thanks a lot for sharing it

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    1. Mandy even my 3 yr old loves it :)...

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  5. Tried this recipe they are yummy... thanks :)

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  6. Nice, tasty & easy recipe.
    Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. It's always my pleasure to share easy & tasty recipes...

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  7. Loved this recipe.., quick and tasty.. :)

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    1. Agree with you, it's one of the easiest and yummy recipe...

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  8. I like this recipe . I think it will be better to use cookware set to make this type of cake . I also try to make it by using cookware set because it helps not to cling with utensils and gives a proper shape for decoration .proper decoration helps for eating .
    WOW! lovely like this post.its really amazing .Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thank you Jessica M. Coleman for your kind words..

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  9. Nice recipe Vama madam.Actually my parents love to eat different preparations.And i love to cook for them.Instantly its very tasty recipe I have tried.Thanks for the steps.

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  10. so yummy , i love south indian food

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  11. so yummy , i love south indian food

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  13. Looks yummy.. Can I add ragi flour

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    1. I have never tried adding ragi flour....but you can try it would make this dish even more healthier..

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  14. what should be the quantity of fruit salt?




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