Rava Appe Recipe, How to make Instant Semolina Appe Recipe | Pan Fried Rava Hoppers

Paniyaram / Appe are spiced dumplings mostly made with rice batter but this time I used sooji for this recipe. Appe can be made plain, spiced or sweet. They are crispy from out and soft from within. They are gluten free as well. There are so many different name of this dish, some called called "Appe" or some called "Paddu". 

These lovely little dumplings are also called as hoppers. It’s a really good option for breakfast or evening snacks in monsoon seasons.

These are made in a special utensil or cookware called paniyaram kadai which have molds in it. In the market one gets both non stick as well metal versions, included wooden stick, you will see in the pics below

Rava Appe is a instant and easy snack recipe. It's very light, yummy in taste. 

This recipe is a great option for any meal on those days when you are very lazy and don't feel like spending much more time on kitchen ;) :) It is simple and easy to make also.

If you are looking for some easy & quick south indian recipes then do check Rava Idli suji dosa, uttapam, bread poha, onion-tomato uttapam, veggie paniyaram and rava kesari.

Let's start to make this easy and quick rava appe recipe with simple step-by-step process with photos.

Ingredients :

Semolina (rava) - 1.5 cup
Sour curd - 1 cup
Finely chopped Onion - 2 tbsp
Finely chopped tomatoes - 2 tbsp
Chopped Green chili - 1 no  (optional)
Baking soda - a pinch
Chopped coriander / cilantro leaves - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds (rai) - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 7-8 nos
Oil - 2 tbsp
Equipment Appe mould

Preparation Method :

1. Beat the curds with 1/2 cup of water and then add the semolina and salt to make batter of dropping consistency.

2. Cover and keep aside for 4 hours to ferment.

3. Then, add the tomatoes, onions and green chilies to the fermented batter.

4. Heat the appe mould on a medium flame and grease it with a little oil.

5. Side by side make a tadka

Take a kadai, heat 1 tbsp of oil, add a teaspoon mustard seeds, splutter it & add curry leaves and switch of the flame. Now add this tadka into the batter. Mix well. At this time add a pinch of baking soda into batter.

6. Pour a spoonful of the batter into each mould.

7. Cook till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down using a fork so as to cook the other side.

8. Remove and repeat with the remaining batter.

9. Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce.

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  1. WOW!This looks so perfect, yum and new version of appe dear. loved it!

  2. The rava appams are a must try. They look delicious. I love the crisp glow on them.

  3. Wow! This looks absolutely delish and YUM! Lovely Share! :)

  4. This recipe is new to me.. I will! Try this for sure

  5. Good to see.very easy steps . i will try it today

  6. Hello, I wanted to let you know that I followed your exact recipe yesterday and the Appe turned out great. I made for my daughter's school lunch box (and she finished all of them) and we also ate it for breakfast. 2 thumbs up!

    1. Wow..Thank you so much Sunita, glad you and your cute little princess(daughter) liked it :)

  7. Wow delicious and tempting...nice clicks.. :)