Did you know the famous Paniyarams/Appes of India is also something which is common in the European continent? During my travel last year to the Netherlands I was surprised to find sweet appe at the local Pancake vendor and it is called Poffertjes and then found ebelskivers in Denmark/Sweden. I just love to see how all the cuisines across the world is almost the same just the taste/ingredients slightly vary. My tryst of finding more similarities in cuisines across the world is still on. Appe with Chutney are my favorite breakfast, though needs a little time thus moving it to only weekend options.
Well Paniyarams and Appes are my favourite because I can add in as many veggies as I want, make them gluten free and vegan as well and that too with almost equal to no oil. The one I have made here is a mixed veggie Appe/Paniyarams with coconut chutney and morning tea. This is such an easy peasy meal option that it can be done in no time at all even on a working day making it a part of my #100healthybreakfast
Ingredients to make 20 appe:
- Mixed Daal flour – 2 cups (I generally keep this at home – this is a dry ground mixture of all lentils – urad, masoor, moong, chana)
- Left over Idli batter (optional) – half cup
- Rice Flour – Half Cup (if using idli batter then don’t use rice flour)
- Mixed Chopped Veggies – 1 cup (Carrots, beans, chilli, onion)
- Handful of coriander leaves – finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- Salt as per taste
- Mix the daal flour with idli batter/rice flour and veggies with water to make into a thick batter – something of the idli consistency
- Add salt and garnish it with coriander leaves
- In the appe patra/ ebelskiver pan add 2 drops of oil in each mould and once the pan is hot enough add the batter till the top
- Let this cook on each side for 3 – 5 mins on medium heat. Flip the side once it is done using a toothpick or small skewer.
- Serve this hot with chutney
Do let me know if you know of any other countries across the world with something similar as our paniyaram/appe.