Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Udida Appo ( Rice- Lentil Balls)

Udida Appo is one more simple and popular breakfast in South India. It is also popular as Paniyaram. This is also a way to finish up the dosa batter:-) I had also posted the sweet version of Appo. Check it here. Enjoy this simple dish. You can also make it more interesting, by adding veggies to the batter.

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Split black gram/Urad dal- 1/2 cup
  • Cooked rice- Fistful (Optional)
  • Salt- To taste
  • Oil/butter- For Frying (optional)
I used the left over batter of Uthappam.


Soak the rice and urad dal for 2-3 hours. Grind them together along with cooked rice, to a fine consistency. Add water as required. The batter should be medium thick. Keep this batter 8-10 hours, for fermentation. Once it is fermented add salt and mix well. Batter is ready.

Now heat the special pan, used for making Appo.

Add few drops of oil in each small moulds. Now pour the batter in each of them.

Let it cook covered/uncovered until it turns golden brown on bottom part. Then carefully turn them using a fork/spoon.

Look at the color. I just love it (you can fry them little less than this. I like to make it golden brown). Fry the other side until you get a uniform color throughout. Remove them and serve. Udida Appo is ready!!

Serve it hot with coconut chutney. Above measurement serves 3-4 people.