Instant Rava Appam | Sooji ke Appe (सूजी के अप्पे)
Instant rava appams are savoury, bite-size semolina snack balls. With only 5 ingredients, semolina appam recipe is very simple. These are a bit hit both with mothers and kids because they are tasty, healthy and quick.
Place semolina in a big bowl. Add the whisked yogurt and mix until well combined.
Add salt and curry leaves (and any other vegetables that you want to add). Mix well and let the batter stand for 10 mins.
Heat the appam pan on medium-low heat and add just a drop of oil in each of the moulds.
Add fruit salt to the appam batter, mix well and immediately pour spoonfuls of batter in each mould.
Cover and cook for about 5 mins till the appams are golden-brown from beneath. Flip the appams, cover and cook the other side for 5 mins.
Serve hot with chutney or ketchup or let them cool a little before packing in lunch boxes.
This is the recipe for basic appams. To add some filling to it (think of savoury stuffed mini pancakes), finely chop or grate the vegetables. The vegetables that go best in appams are - chillies, bell peppers, onions, carrots and cauliflower.
The batter for appams needs to be thick and of dropping consistency. If you are adding vegetables, it might get very thick. Add a little water if required.