Appes can be an indulgent breakfast treat or a yummy evening snack.

This recipe shows you how to skip the fermentation process and make ready-to-chomp on instant appes!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes (but soak the mung dal for 3-4 hours)


  • 1/2 cup split yellow mung beans (moong dal)
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil for greasing


  • Soak the yellow moong dal in enough water for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Add the drained dal and ¼ cup of water and blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add green chilli paste, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and salt, mix well and keep aside.

  • Heat the appe pan on a medium flame and grease it with 1 tsp of oil.
  • Pour the batter into each mould, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame till the outer surface becomes golden brown. Turn each appe upside down using a fork.
  • Serve them hot with green chutney and salad.

This recipe comes from Vaishali Ubale