Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spinach Appe

Since Appe take lot less oil than vadas, I make them quite regularly at home. Once I had the appe batter &  a bunch of spinach in the refrigerator, so I decided just to combine them both and thus Spinach Appe were created! :-D

Spinach Appe
पालकाचे आप्पे
1 cup urad daal
1/4 cup chana daal
1/4 cup green peas daal
1/2 cup brown rice

Grind the drained mixture with
2 cups boiled spinach

Oil for cooking

1. Soak daals and rice for 6 - 8 hours. Drain
2. Boil spinach with water. Drain.
3. Grind drained rice and daal with spinach and salt.
4. Cover and keep aside for 4-5 hours.
5. Adjust for salt. If it has not fermented, add a generous pinch of baking soda.
6. Heat "Appe Paatra" or Appe pan. Add oil.
7. Drop a spoonful of batter. Cover and let it cook.
8. Flip and cook on the other side without covering. Use oil as needed.
9. Serve with chutney of your choice.

Note -
1. Some people add baking soda while spinach is getting boiled to retain its green color. I don't do it.
2. You can make these appe spicier by adding finely chopped onions and green chilies in the fermented batter, just before frying.

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