Appe/Paniyaram is a popular south Indian snack or a breakfast. Just like idli or dosa, appe/paniyaram is yet another popular breakfast recipes.
Traditionally appe is made by soaking rice and lentils and then making a batter and fermenting it just like dosa or uttapam batter. These appe are instant appe and are made using oats. Because of oats they are a low calorie and healthy breakfast.
They are super simple and comes together in very less time. I soaked the oats for 5-6 hours in yogurt but they can be made by using instantly too. 1 teaspoon baking soda can be used to make instant appe.
They tasted delicious and served with mint coriander chutney they were a healthy and a refreshing summer breakfast.
Let’s check the recipe in detail.
Oats Paniyaram / Appe
- 1.5 cup Oats Any
- 1/2 cup Sooji/Semolina
- 3 cups Buttermilk or 1 cup yogurt+2 cups water
- 1 Tbsp Poha (Flattened rice)
- 1 teaspoon Green chilli paste
- 1/2 Onion (Diced)
- Coriander (finely chopped)
To soak for 6-7 hours or overnight
- Mix together Oats, Semolina and poha.
- Add buttermilk/yogurt and soak them well for 7- 8 hours. Mix it well until pouring consistency not too thin.
- After 6-7 hours check the batter. If too thick you can add a little bit of water
- Now insert a immersion blender and beat the batter . I used the crushing blade to make it a little smooth.
- Now add chopped onions, green chilli paste, salt and coriander and make a thick flowy batter.
- Heat the appe pan. Add a teaspoon of oil in each compartment.
- Pour a spoonful of batter in each and fill it up to the edges.
- Close the appe pan with a lid and cook on medium flame for about 7-8 minutes or golden brown.
- Now flip the appe and allow it to sook from the other sides.
- The appe are ready to serve when cooked well from both the sides.
- Serve them with your favourite chutney/dip/ketchup. I made a tangy mint coriander dip to serve with.
- You can use either buttermilk or 1 cup of unflavoured yogurt and 2 cups of water.
- You can grind the oats and poha before you soak.
- Instead of poha you can use 2 tablespoons of rice flour.
- Batter consistency should be thick but pouring.
- They are super delicious and healthy for breakfast.
*Vegans can use vegan yogurt or buttermilk or coconut milk for the recipe.
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