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About this recipe: Aappes are balls made from rice and dal that are seasoned with cumin seeds and green chilies. Serve with chutney.

Prajakta_Karanjkar Maharashtra, India

Serves: 5 

  • 2 cups rice ( excluding basmati rice)
  • 2 tablespoons tur dal (yellow lentils)
  • 2 tablespoons udad dal (white lentils)
  • 2 tablespoons red masur dal (pink lentil)
  • 2 tablespoons chana dal ( Bengal gram)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • salt as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon green chili paste
  • 3 teaspoons soybean oil

Prep:4hr  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:6hr soaking  ›  Ready in:10hr10min 

  1. Soak rice and dals for 6 hours. Drain the water out, and then make a paste of the rice and dal. Allow this paste to get fermented by keeping in a moist place, like away from a window, for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Then add cumin seeds, ginger garlic, salt and green chili paste to the mixture. Mix these ingredients well.
  3. Grease the aappe maker with soybean oil, and then pour the mixture into it.Cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Serve with coconut chutney.

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