Fermenting Time : Overnight
Soaking Time : 4 hours
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves: 5 to 6
Cholam / Jowar / Sorghum – 1 cup
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu – 1/4 cup
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tblspn + more for frying
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Split Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu – 1 tblspn
Dry Red Chillies – 2 to 3 cut into small pieces
Curry leaves a big handful
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 1 large chopped finely
Salt to taste
Wash cholam and dal well. Add fenugreek to the urad dal and soak them separately for 4 to 5 hours.
Now take dal and fenugreek mix in a blender and add water little by little and make it into a smooth fluffy puree. Take this in a bowl.
Now add the jowar to the same blender and puree again till smooth. It wont get smooth, but try to get as smooth as possible. Dont add too much water, add little by little.
Now pour this in to the dal mix and add salt. Mix well and let it ferment for 8 hours or overnight.
Now make seasoning, heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dal, chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida. Add in onions and salt and saute for a min.
Now add this in to the batter and mix well.
Heat a appe pan and drizzle oil over it, spoon this mix into the pan and cook till golden on the bottom. Flip over and cook for few more mins.
Now remove it and serve hot with chutney..
|Take jowar, urad dal and fenugreek|
|this is how jowar looks like|
|take urad dal and fenugreek in a bowl|
|wash them well and cover them with water and let them soak for 4 to 6 hours|
|now it is soaked|
|take dal in a blender|
|add water little by little and make it into smooth paste|
|Pour this into a container|
|now in the same blender|
|add in jowar|
|puree till smooth|
|pour it into the container|
|cover and let it ferment overnight|
|now it is fermented|
|look how frothy it has got|
|give a good mix..you can use this batter for idli, dosa and uthappam too|
|take some in a bowl|
|Now make seasoning|
|Add mustard and urad dal in oil|
|add in chillies and curry leaves|
|add in asofoetida|
|let them sizzle|
|add in onions|
|add in salt|
|add this into the batter|
|spoon this in a heated appe pan|
|cook till golden on bottom|
|look how golden it is|
|let them cook for few mins|