Appe (Fermented Rice dumpling)


Appe (Fermented Rice dumpling)

Recipe by Leena Crasta

Fermented Rice dumpling known as Appe  or Rice Appe in Konkan area. This is delicious traditional recipe.





1 cup raw rice (dosa/idli rice)

¼ cup urad dal (black gram)

½ cup puffed rice (poha)

Salt to taste


(for Seasoning)

1 Chopped onion

1 Green Chilly chopped

A few curry leaves finely chopped



Wash rice and dal and soak it for 5 to 6 hours

Drain the water and add puffed rice to the drained water and soak it for 10 minutes.

Grind the rice, dal, puffed rice and salt to a fine thick batter.  Add the seasoning to the batter.

Heat a dented pan (shown in the picture) and apply a little oil.

Fill the dents in the pan with ¾ batter in each dent.

Cover and cook it for a few minutes and turn the dumplings in the pan.

The appes (dumplings) are ready to serve with coconut chutney.


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