Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Godu Appo ( Sweet Paniyaram) ~ Using Broken Wheat

Godu Appo is a very popular sweet dish. It is commonly offered as an offering to lord Ganesha. There are many ways to make them. I have already shared a recipe using wheat flour, long time back. You can check it here. Appo can also be made using rice, semolina. I will be sharing the recipes of those soon. 

Few months back I found this recipe on a FB group (posted by Priya). I found it very interesting as I didn't know that appo can be made using broken wheat. Hence tried making this and absolutely loved them. These are healthy as broken wheat is used. The jaggery makes it even more special. If the appos are served with a good drizzle of ghee then it tastes heavenly. Do give this a try and I am sure everyone will love including lord Ganesha :-)

  • Broken Wheat (Dalia)- 1 cup
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 1/2 cup
  • Grated or crushed jaggery- 1/2 to 2/3 cup
  • Cardamom pods- 4
  • Ghee (clarified butter)- As required


Wash broken wheat 2-3 times and then soak it in water for three hours (I used warm water. Hence soaked for two hours).

Now take grated coconut, jaggery and cardamom in a mixer jar.

Grind it without adding water until everything comes together.

Now add the completely drained soaked broken wheat to the ground mixture.

Grind it again until everything comes together (Don't make a fine paste).
Transfer it into a bowl and let it rest for an hour. The final consistency of the batter should be thick but of dropping consistency.

Now heat the special pan (I got it from India), used for making Appo. You can as well use this pan.

Add few drops of ghee in each small moulds. Then pour the batter in each of them.

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

Fry the other side until you get a uniform color throughout. Remove them and serve. Godu Appo is ready!!

Serve it hot with generous drizzle of ghee on it. Above measurement makes 17 appos.