Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram

Wondering what to do with your left over dosa / Idli batter ? Then try appe for a change.This is loved by both kids and adults equally. You can prepare this appe with the regular idli or dosa batter. You can have this as a tea time snack, can pack this in your kids snack box and also pack it for your mid day snack in your office.


Appe batter:

  • Rice – 4 cups
  • Urad Daal – 1 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Spinach pure – 1/2 cups
  • Fresh mint & curry leaves chopped – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Lime juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Green chilly finely chopped– 4 to 5
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp


  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Curry leaves – 6-7 leaves
  • Green chilly chopped – 2
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp


  1. In 2 separate bowls take rice and urad daal and soak it with water overnight.
  2. Drain the water and grind both together and let it ferment  for   3-4 hours.
  3. Now add baking soda , spinach , chillies , ginger paste, curry leaves chopped , lime juice , salt , grated coconut and 1/4 cup of  water to the batter and mix it nicely.
  4. Grease the appe plate with oil and pour the  batter in to the appe tray cook for  2mins on both sides.
  5. For  tempering take oil in a pan, add sesame seeds, mustard seeds , cumin seeds,asafoetida , green chillies and curry leaves once the oil is hot.
  6. Pour it over the  appe  , sprinkle red chilly powder and mix well.

Serve it hot with Sambhar or coconut chutney.


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