South indian, Snacks
Mr & Mrs Vahchef – Live Cooking
1. In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup finger millet / ragi / nachni flour, 1/4 cup semolina / suji / rava (optional), 1/4 cup rice flour, 1/2 cup curd (diluted with water). mix it well.
2. Add some water to it until the mixture becomes thicker as to pouring consistency. rest the mixture for 1/2 to 1 hour.
3. If the consistency of the batter is thicker than before, add some water to get the pouring consistency.
4. Next, add salt to taste, some finely chopped carrots, some finely chopped fresh chillies, some finely chopped green onions, some finely chopped coriander leaves, some finely chopped tomatoes, some finely chopped cashews / peanuts(optional), little grated coconut(optional).
5. Add a small packet of eno fruit salt or half a tsp baking soda. keep mixing it.
6. Now take an appe pan. put some oil in all cavities and put batter in each cavity.(you can put some sesame seeds in all cavities along with oil to make it taste better n crispy from the top)
7. Cover the lid, cook it on slow to medium flame for 7-8 minutes.
8. Then open the lid and brush some oil over each piece. flip them on the other side, cover the lid and again leave for cooking.
9. Super healthy ragi appe is ready to be served.
10. Finger millet / ragi is a rough grain so it becomes hard when kept for a long time. serving it warm tastes heavenly with pudina / coconut chutney.
1. Finger millet / ragi is a very healthy grain since it contains rich fibers which helps in weight loss.
2. Rice flour helps in binding and making it crispy.
3. Use of grated coconut in this recipe is optional. it gives a very good taste and a bit of sweetness.
4. You can also use normal onion in place of green onion.
5. Use of cashews / peanuts is optional.
6. Use of eno fruit suit or baking soda can be avoided by keeping the batter aside for 3-4 hours. when kept aside in a warm place for few hours, it naturally gets fermented.