Quick Vegetable Appe Recipe, How to make Vegetable Paddu Recipe

Quick Vegetable Appe Recipe with step by step photos - Popular south indian breakfast cum snack. It's healthy as well as easy to make and can also be packed as tiffin snacks for kids. 

There are so many different name of this dish, some called called "Paniyaram" or some called "Pan Fried Hoppers". 

Appe are spiced dumplings made from left over idli batter or rava batter, appe can be made plain, spiced or sweet. They are crispy from out and soft from within.

Best served for breakfast or with evening tea as snacks along with coriander chutney or try with mayonnaise its yummy I have tried it or simply tomato ketchup. Pair this with a tea or juice.  
Personally I love south-indian food love masala dosa, idli and varieties of uttapam and mixed veggie appe is one of them, so I made this with the leftover dosa batter...

It’s a really good option for breakfast or evening snacks. It's light, yummy in taste and they are healthy like most south indian food.

You can add any veggies according to your taste and you can tempered the veggies in little bit oil and then add saute veggies into the batter. I have already posted recipe of vegetable paniyaram in which veggies are saute in oil with dry herbs & spices.

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

If you are looking for more south indian snacks then do check

Coriander Rava Idly
Mixed vegetable uttapam
Rava kesari
Quick Rava Idli Recipe

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

Makes - 14 appe 
Preparation Time - 5 minutes
Cooking time - 15 minutes

Ingredients : 

Dosa batter1 cup (Homemade or Ready-made)
Finely Chopped Onions -1 no
Finely Chopped de-seeded Tomatoes - 1 no
Finely chopped Red bell pepper - 2 tbsp

Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for greasing and cooking
Chopped Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp

Preparation Method :

1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.

2. Now add all chopped veggies along with chopped fresh coriander leaves. Mix well so all the veggies mixed with dosa batter.
Dosa Batter
 Recipe of Dosa Batter ---> Homemade Dosa Batter

3. Heat the appe pan on a medium flame and grease it with a little oil. Pour a spoonful of the batter into each mould. 

Made a short video thru my phone to show you how to make Appe using with their special Appe Pan..my one hand is busy in recording so please excuse for the video 😕😕
4. Cook till the outer surface becomes golden brown on low flame (approx 30 seconds)and then flip it using a wooden stick or fork so as to cook the other side using a little more oil.

5. Remove and repeat with the remaining batter to make more appe.

6. Serve hot with tomato sauce or mayonnaise or coriander chutney..mixed fruit juice or tea as a side accompaniment

You can check other varieties of oil free appe recipes
Oil Free Bread Rolls in Appe Pan
Oil Free Bread Rolls in Appe Pan

Instant Semolina Appe Recipe | Pan Fried Rava Hoppers
Instant Rava Appe
Vegetable Tadka Paniyaram
Vegetable Tadka Paniyaram
To PIN it Later

Enjoy and Happy Cooking :)


  1. They are simply mouth watering snack or breakfast..yummy share

  2. We call this paniyaram and i love having them at any point of time. These paniyarams looks awesome and mouth watering

  3. You know what I have never made appe before, but now I am so much intrigued that want to buy an appe pan so badly! :) Delicious share, Jolly.

    1. Oh really, Thanks a lot dear Anu, glad you liked it :)

  4. Lovely paniarrams Jolly...so healthy n yum

  5. I need to buy this appe pan very soon Jolly!!! I m going to nake this same veg version of this paniyaram!!! Nice

  6. What a healthy appam. Never tried my appam with ketchup i would love to.

    1. Must try dear with ketchup, hope you liked it..I really enjoyed appe with ketchup, thanks a lot sathya

  7. I have never tried appe yet.i don't even know how it tastes!!!! but appe is something i want to try for soooo long... i am bookmarking this recipe jolly

    1. It taste so yumm, you must try once, I am sure you loved it and made this again n again at your home, Thanks so much for bookmarking the recipe priya

  8. Mine do not turn inspite of putting in non stick one we oil too..it gets stuck to the sides and bottom and doesn't come out smooth hence have stopped making.can you suggest any solution or reason for it..

  9. D when you start making appe, heat your pan in high flame without oil, once it's hot then add oil and reduce the flame, then pour your batter into pan and always cook appe in low flame..add 1 tsp oil all around appe, cook it for few seconds then flip it and cook another side...Use this method, it will not stick this way !!

  10. Deliciously made instant breakfast idea... superb share..