Monday, August 4, 2014

Healthy Appe | Paniyaram | Fried Idli | Kids Lunch Box Ideas

Thank you for your amazing response for the kids delight post. Glad you liked the Hawaiian beauty. Presenting another simple and yummy snack loved by children as well as adults. This is the first time I made these appe, learned from a dear friend. They are quiet easy to make, consume less oil as compared to fried stuff but give the same crispy flavor and texture.

For the lunch box, I kept the appe in separate silicon molds (especially pink, coz little S loves everything pink!). Tomato chutney for accompanying the appe with some fresh lettuce, grated carrot , beet and cherry. Do let me know how you liked it ..

Appes/Paniyaram made with rice and a little urad dal with onion tempering giving it an essential boost. Serve rice appe fresh and hot, with tangy tomato chutney.

1 cup raw rice (chawal)
1/4 cup urad dal (split black lentils)
1 tbsp dana methi
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 green chillies , chopped
8 to 10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp grated carrot
1 tbsp grated beetroot
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
oil for cooking

Wash and soak the rice and urad dal, methi dana in lukewarm water for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Drain and grind to a smooth paste with 1/2 cup of water.
Cover and set aside overnight to ferment.
Next day, heat the oil in a small kadhai, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. When the mustard and cumin seeds crackle, add chopped onion and stir for 3 to 5 minutes. Also add the grated carrot. 
Add this to the fermented batter.
Add salt and a little water if required and mix to form a thick batter.
Heat the appe mould on a medium flame and grease it with a little oil.
Pour a spoonful of the batter into each mould. Sprinkle grated beetroot on each appe to get the beautiful color. 
Cook till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down using a fork so as to cook the other side. Remove and repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve hot with tomato chutney.

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  1. Interesting lunch box..presented creatively.

  2. I love paniyarams.. be it sweet or the savory ones

    1. thats lovely Srividhya..I tried these for the fist time..had tasted it earlier t a friends place..loved it too!!

  3. You have presented a regular one so creatively that kids will surely want to eat this..

  4. i love this snack lavina.. colorful arrangement of the snacks in lunch box..:)

  5. Lovely presentation for lunch box. Kids would surely love this. Will try soon Lavina.

  6. You have creative ideas for lunch boxes too :) thanks for the recipe. These look similar to mini uttapams.

  7. wow this appe sounds very interesting.. even am tempted to have them right away dear :)

  8. Looks yummy.. Kids will love it sure..

  9. Addictive appe, never get bored of this filling paniyarams..

  10. Delicious and yummy breakfast:-)

  11. Very delicious and healthy paniyaram, good one!

  12. Ihad eaten a similar snack at a friend's place and liked it--thanks for telling me the recipe Lavina,it is a good item for breakfast.

    1. M glad you liked it induji..pleasure is all mine. .it is a very yummy preparation try it..

  13. Beautifully presented lunchbox.Looks cute :)


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