APPE recipe

How to Make Rava Appe Recipe : Mastering the Art of Perfect Semolina Delights

APPE recipe

Rava Appe is a quick and easy breakfast prepared with very little oil, made with rava or semolina and fresh green vegetables. It tastes so good that even kids like it very much. We can also keep it in children’s tiffin with chutney or tomato sauce. rava appe, or Sooji Appe is a very delicious and healthy South Indian dish.

Appe is commonly made with leftover idli or dosa batter and served with breakfast or evening chai. It is also known as paniyaram, Paddu, Guliappa, Gulittu, Gundponglu, or Ponganalu in various parts of South India.

to make this rava appe will need a Paniyaram Pan or Appe Moulds to make this dish. Invest in a good pan and I am sure you will not regret it.

The best part, is you don’t need any fermentation in this like Dosa or Idli batter. This is instant!

Health benefits for Rava Appe

  1. Rich in fiber: Rava (semolina) is a good source of dietary fiber, which is essential for maintaining good digestive health. The vegetables used in Rava Appe, such as carrots, peas, and onions, are also rich in fiber, which can help regulate bowel movements and prevent constipation.
  2. Provides essential nutrients: Rava is rich in protein, iron, and B-complex vitamins, all of which are essential for good health. The vegetables used in Rava Appe also provide a range of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.
  3. Low in calories: Rava Appe is a low-calorie dish that is ideal for those who are trying to maintain a healthy weight. It is a good breakfast option for people who are on a weight-loss diet.
  4. Helps regulate blood sugar: Rava has a low glycemic index, which means that it is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream and does not cause a spike in blood sugar levels. This makes Rava Appe a good breakfast option for people with diabetes :

Ingredients for Rava Appe

  • For batter
    • 1 cup coarse rava sooji/ semolina
    • ½ cup sour curd
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tsp Eno
    • salt to taste
  • For masala

    • 3 tsp oil
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • ½ cup capsicum
    • ½ cup grated carrot
    • 6-7 curry leaves
    • ½ tsp mustard seeds
    • ½ tsp urad dal
    • ½ tsp chana dal
    • 2 chopped green chili
    • ½ tsp ginger paste
    • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
    • Oil for making appe
    • coriander leaves


  1. Take rava in a bowl and add curd
  2. if you have added curd then add some water and make it a batter form with a flowing consistency
  3. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes, or until the Rava absorbs well
  4. Now prepare masala, and add oil to a pan. once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves, 2 chopped green chili, and ginger paste. Sauté for a minute
  5. Then add onion and cook till it becomes translucent
  6. Then add capsicum, and carrot and sauté until the vegetables become slightly soft.
  7. Transfer the masala mixture to the rava batter
  8. Then add salt and coriander leaves. mix well.
  9. Then add 1 tsp Eno just before preparing appe and mix well in the batter
  10. Heat an appe pan and add some oil to the cavities.
  11. Pour the batter into the cavities
  12. cover and simmer for 3 minutes on low flame or until appe gets cooked slightly.
  13. Once the base turns golden, flip it over to the other side using a spoon.
  14. cook from the other side as well. Remove from pan and serve hot.


Serving Suggestions

  1. Rava Appe can be served with a variety of chutneys, such as coconut chutney, tomato chutney or coriander chutney, and sambar, a South Indian lentil soup.
  2.  Rava Appe can be served with a side of yogurt, which can add a creamy and tangy flavor to the dish. You can also add some chopped cucumber and tomatoes to the yogurt to make it more flavorful.
  3.  Rava Appe can be served with tomato sauce or ketchup, which can add a sweet and tangy flavor to the dish.
  4. Rava Appe can be served with a side salad, which can add some freshness and crunch to the dish. You can use a variety of vegetables, such as lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes, and dress it with a simple lemon juice and olive oil dressing.

tips to make the best Rava appe

  • the proportion of curd should be half of that Rava(sooji)
  • cook vegetable till it becomes slightly soft, do not overcook
  • do not pour over the quantity of batter in the appam pan cavity.
  • cook rava appam on low flame.
  • use coarse rava(sooji) for rava uttapam
  • finally, the instant Rava paniyaram recipe tastes great when prepared with sauteed onions, however, can be made plain.


Q: Can I make Rava Appe without an appe pan?

A: While an appe pan is traditionally used to make Rava Appe, you can still make them without one. If you don’t have an appe pan, you can use a regular non-stick pan or a paniyaram pan (another type of pan with round depressions) to cook the appe. Just make sure to grease the pan well and use a spoon to pour the batter into each depression.

Q: What can I serve with Rava Appe?

A: Rava Appe are delicious on their own, but they are often served with coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or sambar (a lentil-based vegetable stew). You can also enjoy them with a side of mint chutney, peanut chutney, or any other dipping sauce of your choice.

Q: Can I prepare the batter in advance?

A: Yes, you can prepare the Rava Appe batter in advance. Simply mix the semolina, yogurt, vegetables, spices, and salt together, cover it, and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together and the semolina to absorb the moisture, resulting in a softer appe. When you’re ready to cook, give the batter a quick stir before proceeding with the recipe.

Q: Are Rava Appe a healthy snack option?

A: Rava Appe can be a relatively healthy snack option as they are typically steamed or cooked with minimal oil. However, the overall healthiness of the dish depends on the ingredients you use and the cooking method. Using a good amount of vegetables in the batter and controlling the oil used for cooking can make them a nutritious choice.

Q: Can I make Rava Appe without using yogurt?

A: Yes, you can make Rava Appe without yogurt. While yogurt adds tanginess and helps in fermentation, you can substitute it with other ingredients like buttermilk or lemon juice mixed with water. These alternatives will provide the necessary acidity to achieve a similar texture and flavor.

Q: Can Rava Appe be made vegan?

A: Yes, Rava Appe can be made vegan by using plant-based yogurt or skipping the yogurt altogether. Instead of yogurt, you can use non-dairy milk like almond milk or soy milk, mixed with lemon juice or vinegar to add acidity. Ensure that you use oil for cooking instead of ghee (clarified butter) to keep the recipe vegan


In conclusion, mastering the art of making Rava Appe is an incredibly rewarding experience. By following our detailed guide, you can create a batch of these savory delights that will leave everyone craving for more. Whether you are a seasoned chef or a culinary enthusiast, Rava Appe is a dish that will never fail to impress


Calories 228 kcal
carbohydrates 5 g
proteins 15 g
fats 17 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
sodium 490 mg
potassium 93 mg
fiber 1 g
sugar 3 g
 Vitamin A 1378IU
Vitamin C 51 mg
iron 1 mg


These Rava Appe are

  • Healthy
  • Crunchy from Outside
  • Soft from Inside
  • Instant
  • Ready in just 30 minutes
  • Tasty
  • Perfect for weekday breakfast
  • Apt to serve with evening Tea
  • A great after-school snack for kids
You can read about the advantages of semolina or rava by clicking here

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